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Posts Tagged ‘kelly slater’

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A naked look at surfing through the art of DrewToonz

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Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t really belong together. The genre of surf art is dominated by two different animals. One is the airbrush flowy Wyland daydream species seen in tropical vacation galleries across the Pacific. And the other is the cartoonish splendor of Andy Davis,

Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t ...Continue ›


kelly slater with surfboard

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Kelly’s wave pool perfect for board testing two builds

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One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In this clip, Kelly Slater samples identical boards built in two different constructions - one light, the other ultra-light. Kelly’s Gamma design by Firewire comes in a Helium build, and the surfboard maker’s famous LFT build. Subtle design and material differences

One of the benefits of having your wave pool the ability to test surfboards any time you want to. In ...Continue ›


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Firsthand: Sharing the lineup with Kelly Slater in Waco

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Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking domestic sessions to wave pools where available. BSR Surf Resort has seen an uptick in domestic visitors this year as they come into their own as a legitimate surf destination. Americans are dropping into Waco for a few days instead

Throttled by COVID-19, surf travel today rarely includes exotic, far off destinations like the Mentawai Islands. Instead, surfers are booking ...Continue ›


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Kelly pumps out plan to score in the sand and scrub

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In the California desert between the towns of Thermal and Palm Springs, a distance of 30 miles, surfers will soon be able to sample no less than four wave pool technologies. If all goes well, American Wave Machines, SurfLoch, Wavegarden and now Kelly Slater Wave Company will be pumping out desert waves in the next few years. This week KSWC

In the California desert between the towns of Thermal and Palm Springs, a distance of 30 miles, surfers will soon ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater at his wave pool

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Non surfer nails Kelly’s wave pool despite blowing several waves

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Beta Test host Lexi Savvides typically examines things like Teslasuits, robots, exoskeleton suits, more robots and other fringe high-tech inventions. In a recent episode, she turned her focus on Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch and fell on several waves, sending collective groans from surfing viewers. "Millions of surfers gagging to ride this and they're pushing first timers in," Henrik Menassian said

Beta Test host Lexi Savvides typically examines things like Teslasuits, robots, exoskeleton suits, more robots and other fringe high-tech inventions. ...Continue ›


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7 planned wave pool mockups that excited, lured or disappointed

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Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups that fire our imagination and stoke. But finding good ones is hard work. We’ve all emerged after a healthy dose of web browsing for the latest wave pool images and news (or maybe it's just us?) only to note that

Wave pool images fuel our froth. Everyone gets excited about a planned wave pool. There’s just something about developer mockups ...Continue ›


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World’s best aerialists? Stab wave pool contest warm up clip

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Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool contest highlights the world’s best non-WSL aerialists hucking it in the BSR Surf Resort. The Waco Texas facility doesn’t feature the Kelly Slater wave pool technology, instead, the crew opted for American Wave Machines’ PerfectWave tech. The symphony of compressed

Was Stab wave pool contest more fun than Kelly’s wave event? This just-launched warm up clip from Stab’s wave pool ...Continue ›



Carissa Moore at the Founder's Cup of Surfing contest

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WSL wave pool contest shocks the world (for good and bad)

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The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at the WSL Surf Ranch amid much speculation, anticipation and scrutiny. The world wondered what the globe’s first major wave pool contest would be like. They found out. They formed opinions. They posted comments. But more on that later. First the

The much-hyped Founder’s Cup, the largest wave pool contest to date, reeled off to a global audience this weekend at ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater talks about in stadium surfing

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In stadium surfing: Kelly Slater talks to CNBC

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Kelly Slater sat down with CNBC’s Josh Lipton to talk about in stadium surfing. Kelly boasts about the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch tech over other pools popping up globally. "The real difference between us and other wave pools that have existed," said the 11-time world champ. “is that our goal was to go and create a wave that was like

Kelly Slater sat down with CNBC’s Josh Lipton to talk about in stadium surfing. Kelly boasts about the Kelly Slater ...Continue ›