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Kelly Slater Just Built the World's Best Wave Pool

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posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:30 PM
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As if 11 World Titles of Surfing were not enough of a legacy, Kelly Slater and Company have debuted what is undoubtedly the 'Best' Man made surfable wave to date.

Surfing Magazine Article



This is incredible for the sport of surfing! Even just looking at the possibilities associated with the conditions now being consistent, scaleable, and repeatable [fingers crossed] Surfing can finally come into Olympic spotlight. Not to mention the applicability of rapid surfboard design evolution, and the capacity to test designs much in the same manner as a wind tunnel. Just Wow.

Here is the KS Wave Company page, where I am sure updates and information will be posted in the future.

For those really interested in the 'business' of wave pools here is The Wavegarden's response.

And the three main competing personalities for wave pool tech [and patent rights].

The Wave Pool Race

Patent Clarification

ATS Thread on Slater's original intent





posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: J.B. Aloha

I think that is possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen.
edit on 22-12-2015 by Wide-Eyes because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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That is freaking amazing. I never cared for surfing but I would totally love to try it.

I wonder if a pool like that could be used as a training grounds? I think so!

S&F for sharing this with us OP



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: J.B. Aloha

Apparently the location has already been found .
wwos.ninemsn.com.au...




The wave runs along a 600m long x 50m lake, and is believed to operate with a giant mechanical arm under the water to push the wave with the shape of the lake bottom the key to creating the unique wave.


Pretty impressive if you ask me .



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

Yes, I think the 'Secret' location was nailed down in an hour.

I hope to learn more about the driving 'force' behind the wave. It really is quite a feat of engineering.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: J.B. Aloha



I hope to learn more about the driving 'force' behind the wave.


Agree totally , if in fact a giant arm pushes this wave up i cannot imagine the forces needed to do so . Surely there would have to be a dump of water to start things .



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: J.B. Aloha
Slater is a living legend of surfing.




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