Kelly Slater Just Built The World’s Best Artificial Wave

“This is the best man made wave ever made, for sure, no doubt about it.” — Kelly Slater

Well, of course he’s a little biased, being this is his company. But watching the video, it’s hard to disagree.

The details are still very thin, but the Kelly Slater Wave Company released the video of its amazing man-made wave today. Take a minute and watch Slater get shacked by this artificial tube, and then wrap your brain around the fact that this wave is artificial!

Kelly Slater Artificial Wave

As reported on the Kelly Slater Wave Company Facebook Page:

“9 years we’ve waited for this moment… Kelly Slater and our team Kelly Slater Wave Company built the longest, open-barrel man made wave in the world! Through science and innovative technology and the sheer grit of everyone who put their heart and soul into this, we have been successful in producing a world-class, high performance wave. We are super proud of the team and very excited about the possibilities this technology might unlock. It’s only the beginning and we look forward to sharing more information about our activities and plans with all of you in the near future.”

And as one Facebook commenter wrote:

“Wow, I want one in my backyard….”

We’re excited to learn about the details of this incredible wave pool. For now, suffice to say an amazing artificial wave is possible, and it’s likely to see these become more and more popular around the world in the near future.

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