19 December, 2015 19 December, 2015

Kelly’s Wave

While competitors seemingly stormed ahead with plans for their water parks to be built around the world, Kelly Slater and his team at KS Wave Co. had not yet revealed much about the man-made waves they were producing. Well, that’s because they were waiting until they were happy with the final product before showing the world what they’ve made. And they’re happy now, because it’s a thing of beauty.


  1. Mark Otto
    19 December, 2015 at 5:22 am · Reply

    Huston we have liftoff…Aloha

  2. Rian
    19 December, 2015 at 11:52 am · Reply

    This is awesome! Very exciting! Truly amazing! I scheme it’s probably the best thing
    that has happened to surfing in the last 50 years, not because it will allow
    surfing to progress in leaps and bounds, will be easily accessible to beginners
    or that surfing will now be justifiable as a recognized Olympic sport. But for
    much more practical reasons.

    I for one can’t wait – because now when some competitive kook paddles out we can
    legitimately tell him/her to piss off and go ‘practice’ at the nearest wave
    pool! Ocean surfers only!

  3. Craig Drysdale
    19 December, 2015 at 6:01 pm · Reply

    We have a perfect location in Cape Town for one of these. I recon this is incredible but wouldn’t be surprised if there is more size and variation to this concept. Kelly will keep that little detail to himself for a while longer me thinks.

    • Critical Path
      4 January, 2016 at 1:44 pm · Reply

      I agree Craig ….he has not worked on this thing for 10 years for that to be the final setup-size and variation.Lessons learnt from the wave garden(now permanently busted) is that it costs MEGA bucks to maintain and fine tune for variation.That is the critical path right there. Something I am sure Kelly has been wrestling with.

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