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Posts Tagged ‘wsl’

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Kelly’s Wave hosts slick night-time longboarding event

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The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf Ranch hosted a handful of loggers to showcase their skills in a unique event that focused on style and tip time. In the end, Soleil Errico and Justin Quintal took top honors at the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic. The one-hour

The world's most famous wave pool delivered live surfing to fans, a rarity in the time of COVID. The Surf ...Continue ›


coco ho at the surf ranch

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Kelly’s wave pool saves live competitive surfing in 2020

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Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf showdown in the perfect waves at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. 16 of the world’s best surfers paired up for the first-ever mixed tag team event, with prize money going to charity. Inspired performances from Ho and Toledo saw

Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo have won the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf ...Continue ›


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COVID-battered WSL season finds hope for fans with wave pool event

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The WSL offered more details about their first upper-tier event of 2020, which will run at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. As telling by these sticky COVID times, the event will be closed to the public but readily available on several digital platforms. To avoid international travel, only surfing's upper echelon residing in the United States will compete. Kelly's

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felipe toledo

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Surf Ranch Pro survives WSL format restructuring

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Big changes announced this week at the World Surf League include, among other things, a Surf Ranch Pro move to June. Dominated by Gabriel Medina and Felipe Toledo, the one event on tour not dependant on the weather is now sandwiched between Rio and GLand. While fan response has been dour for the Lemoore contest, the WSL is keeping it

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Eithan Osborne in Waco

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While Lemoore lags, what are wave pool comps doing to step up their game?

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This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as a CT event, the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro. Among online surf fans, it’s the least popular stop on tour. “It’s repetitive, dreary, boring, and incapable of capturing anyone's imagination,” range the comments scattered from SurfingWorld to Surfer and

This month the World Surf League published its 2020 tour schedule. Much to everyone’s surprise Kelly’s Wave will return as ...Continue ›


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Kelly’s Wave to star in new reality TV series on ABC

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Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss green wonder known as Kelly’s Wave will become home to a new type of competition. While the WSL Top 34 will return each September for their CT event, a new, select crew of up-and-coming surfers will soon compete against each

Move over Survivor Island and Bachelor Mansion, Lemoore is about to take reality TV center stage. That mesmerizing, roping peat-moss ...Continue ›


Matt Warshaw

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Repost: Insight into Kelly’s wave from salted historian Matt Warshaw

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We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's known to those over the age of 40) Matt Warshaw. The EOS is into another round of funding to keep surfing's history a living, growing entity. Most of the funds will go to recording and digitizing all the loose scraps

We're reposting last year's interview with surfing's favorite historian and author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (or EOS as it's ...Continue ›


kelly's wave

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Australia to build Kelly’s Wave on the Sunshine Coast

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The World Surf League issued a press release to non-endemic media platforms this week announcing they are planning to bring their Surf Ranch venue, Kelly Slater Wave System technology, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The main talking points on the press release pointed out that the new wave pool will provide Olympic training for Aussie athletes and pump tourist

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Lakey Peterson & Gabriel Medina crowned Kelly’s queen and king

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Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Peterson's and Medina’s wins put the 2019 World Title race in full swing. The 2019 CT will not only decide the prestigious World Title but will also determine who from the world’s elite will

Lakey Peterson and Gabriel Medina won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro on Saturday, besting their respective fields at ...Continue ›


Kelly Slater wave pool photo

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WSL pulls the plug on Kelly’s West Palm Beach wave pool

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It’s not easy to see a wave pool through from artist rendering to clicking turnstile. Just ask Greg Webber who has been through trying to build a wave pool for well over a decade since airing those tempting circular sketch ups. Now the World Surf League, even with all their muscle, technology and branding, is pulling the plug on its

It’s not easy to see a wave pool through from artist rendering to clicking turnstile. Just ask Greg Webber who ...Continue ›


Nikki Van Dijk

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Four clips to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the best women’s surfing in Wave pools with four stellar clips. IWD honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally while calling for actions leading to gender parity. Think about some of the performances we’ve seen in the past few years - from Stephanie Gilmore’s 30-second tube at the Kelly

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WSL buys NLand Surf Park

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America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf Park in Austin Texas. The sale follows an inverted purchase pyramid of sorts, with WSL at the top, absorbing the property through Tumbleweed Opco, a Delaware-registered LLC. In the middle is the Kelly Slater Wave Co who operates Tumbleweed. According

America’s first Wavegarden facility sold to KSWC subsidiary... The WSL just purchased Doug Coors’ pride and joy, the NLand Surf ...Continue ›


stephaine gilmore surf ranch pro

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Surf Ranch Pro shakes up WSL format, CT ratings

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New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely resembled a snowboard halfpipe event than the traditional CT man-on-man surfing format. Typically sports fans don’t like change, and the internet was abuzz with creative expletives denouncing the event format and scoring as boring. Stab Magazine listed the ways the

New School Pool Contest The WSL's innovative wave pool contest was run with a controversial new format that more closely ...Continue ›


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Nacent wave pool contest scene grows with Surf Ranch Pro

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Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. The WSL ran one in 1985 at the Allentown Pennsylvania wave pool which crowned the diminutive and determined Tom Carroll victor. Likewise, this century’s generation of surfing specific wave pools have seen a handful of events, rhe Red Bull Unleashed

Kelly Slater's Wave Pool is the real winner as Lowers is replaced by Lemoore More Wave pool contests are coming. ...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 ›