That’s it ! He did it ! Kelly Slater just built the world’s best wave pool… He released footage of himself surfing a man-made wave, and it is naturally through social networks that he decided to share the news.
Now that the world title has been decided and events for the year have finished, I’m excited to show you what I’ve been sitting on for the past couple of weeks. For nearly ten years, my team and I have been working on creating the first truly world-class, high-performance, human-made waves. This is something I dreamt about as a kid. Through rigorous science and technology, we’ve been able to design and build what some said was impossible, and many very understandably never thought would actually happen. I’m proud to say we took our time to get it right, and the first fully-working prototype of the wave now exists (a huge personal thank you to everyone in our lab and on our team for seeing this through!). I’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks and months but I can’t wait any longer to share a film of my experience surfing the wave for the first time, almost two weeks ago. It was an insane day. I’m still a little in disbelief, and trying to process how much fun this wave is, but it certainly feels like this is going to change a lot of perceptions about human-made waves. Can’t wait to see other people surf it soon and show what is possible on this thing.
The announcement puts an end to nine years working with his team Kelly Slater Wave Company to build the longest, open-barrel man made wave in the world.
According to Kelly Slater, It’s only the beginning and he look forward to sharing more information about his activities and plans with us in the near future.
This is the best manmade wave ever made, for sure, no doubt about it. Kelly says.
A new industry is maybe born… This is the beginning of what will probably become a big industry. WaveGarden technology is already in place in different pools all over the world, and at each one of those, a whole little industry is blossoming. Depending on the quality of the proposed wave and the success of these new technologies, new activities and new brands will emerge. Stay tuned!