Kelly Slater’s list of surfing accomplishments hardly needs repetition. But the latest episode of ‘Lost Tapes’ explores one of his most deeply felt achievements: man-made waves.
Kelly Slater spent over a decade quietly developing Surf Ranch. The idea of prime man-made waves seemed unlikely to nearly every outside observer.
“Walking up the first morning and watching the first wave I ever saw there — I just wanted to cry,” Slater says in the video. “I can’t believe we made Sandspit and Greenmount and Kirra all put together. What a feeling that was.”
Who knew “The Perfect Wave” could turn out to be a human’s handiwork?
Runtime: 22 minutes