Kelly Slater

Disabled Athletes Join Michelob Ultra's NYC Marathon Team

Michelob Ultra is amping up the inspirational quotient for its second year of sponsoring a team for the TCS New York City Marathon.<p>The Anheuser-Busch …


This Guy Shaped Kelly Slater’s Literal Dream Board, then Spent a Year Trying to Give It to Him

View this post on Instagram<p>A post shared by Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:15pm PDT<p>Advertisement<p><b>Have you ever had an idea in a</b> …


From Waco to Wales: The Best Artificial Waves on the Planet

But how do they work and what do they cost? We investigate the finest wave pools on offer.<p>The surf world is currently going through an artificial …

United Arab Emirates

Meet the British woman carving a new path for surfing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Surfing is on a "special journey," she says. Not to some far-flung beach with white sand, swaying palms and perfect waves, but into the mainstream.<p>It's also at a "tipping point," with creations such as Kelly Slater's artificial Surf Ranch wave hosting pro tour events, equal pay for male and …

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Andy Irons Made Fun of Kelly Slater’s Baldness, Fight Ensued

"Andy Irons: Kissed by God" is now available digitally<p>Teton Gravity Research's film "Andy Irons: Kissed by God" is available digitally now! You can …

Aquatic Sports

Island Pride: Cliff Kapono Remembers Larry Bertlemann

The Big Island standout discusses Larry Bertlemann, outside-the-box thinking and the evolution of Hawaiian style surf style.<p>“Anything is possible.” …


Kelly Slater's artificial wave pool could change surfing forever

Located in Lemoore, California, Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch is an artificial wave pool where you can catch the world's longest man-made open-barrel …

Aquatic Sports

Never Before Seen Footage of Kelly Slater on the Cymatic In Hawaii

<b>The surfing world is a small one.</b> Way back in 1991, when Kelly Slater had a head covered in hair and Daniel “Tomo” Thomson wasn’t even in his teens, …

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Video: Ripping it at the Surf Ranch

Last week I shared a video I created after a visit to the Surf Ranch in California earlier this year. Now, we have a new clip that actually takes us …


At 46, Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Shows He Still Has It, Finishes Third At First Wave Pool Event

<i>Kelly Slater looks on during the men's qualifying round of the Surf Ranch Pro on Sept. 6, 2018 in Lemoore, Calif.</i><p>Surfing legend Kelly Slater has been …

Aquatic Sports

3 Things You Must See: Woman Gives Birth While Husband Is Driving + More

Sep 10, 2018<p>1. Incredible Video of a Woman Giving Birth in Her Car<p>You'll be hard-pressed to find a more intense video than this. Some guy filmed his …

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Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore win inaugural Surf Ranch Pro

Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore have taken out the 2018 Surf Ranch Pro, held in Lemoore, Central California.<p>The Brazilian and Hawaiian surfers …

World Surf League

Slater “Not Planning” to Compete on Euro Tour Leg

Maybe we'll see the Champ at Pipeline?<p>Despite an impressive performance at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro, 11x World Champion, and Lemoore local, Kelly …


Catch Surf Crew Blows Up In Waco Wave Pool

<b>As you are reading this</b> (if you’re reading this in the daylight hours of Sept 6th-9th, that is) the Surf Ranch Pro at Kelly Slater’s weird, …

Aquatic Sports

Surfing is dead, long live Kelly Slater's swampy green wave | Graham Russell

It came during the ad break. Whoosh, like a spray of saltwater across the face, we had messages showing thundering, monster waves crashing towards us with their crests blown to rags by offshore winds. Cut to the pros salivating at the unpredictability, the danger, the drama. They love this stuff, …

Aquatic Sports

Kelly Slater made the perfect wave... in a desert

<i>This is part of our Road Trip 2018 summer series "Taking It to Extremes," which looks at what happens when people mix everyday tech with insane situations.</i><p><b>So many people</b> would kill to be where I am right now, I think.<p>I'm standing next to Kelly Slater -- who's been called the greatest surfer of all …


Kelly Slater creates the perfect wave in the middle of nowhere

No beach, no problem. Man-made waves at Slater's Surf Ranch and the BSR Surf Resort in Waco gives surfers what they crave.


Surfing at 2020 Olympics: Kelly Slater pioneering artificial wave technology

Eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater has ridden the best waves from South Africa to Tahiti, but the look on his face when he first saw the artificial wave he helped build told of a new beginning.


Man-made waves the new challenge for pro surfers

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Kelly Slater Just Made the Surf Ranch Pro Finals; Here’s a 5-Minute Interview with the King

The King with a classic layback. Photos: Jon Gaede/VoiceNews<p><b>Kelly Slater truly does not age.</b> Not to blow too much smoke but the guy looks like he’s …

Extreme Sports

As contest at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore gets underway, fun surf hits the Southern California coast

If you’re a surfer, you’re stoked.<p>The first run of swells showed up along the Southern California coastline on Friday, bringing fun-sized waves in …

Aquatic Sports

4 Observations from the Opening Day of the Surf Ranch Pro

<b>Right now scores of surf fans that bought tickets to the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro are pouring into the WSL’s facility in Lemoore.</b> It’s 68 degrees …

Aquatic Sports

Five For Friday: Surf Ranch Pro

<i>Lakey Peterson competes at the Vans US Open of Surfing on Aug. 5, 2018 in Huntington Beach, Calif.</i><p>The waves will be machine-produced perfect for this …

Aquatic Sports

'A crazy experience': Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch Pro takes man-made waves on tour

With perfect wave after perfect wave rolling through, a precise countdown clock to the next barrel, no low or high tide and not a drop of seawater for miles, this is no ordinary pro surfing contest.<p>The much-hyped – and equally controversial – Surf Ranch Pro got underway on Thursday in the unlikely …

Aquatic Sports

Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool Contest Format Is Incredible!

Twelve false starts, ten Greg Webber interviews, two wave pool songs, one afternoon nap, two joints, and the future of competitive surfing, and …

Aquatic Sports

Prufrock: Dorothy’s Stolen Ruby Slippers, Kelly Slater’s Desert Wave Pool, and a Wise 19th-Century Wrestling Memoir

E <b>veryone is talking about the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times yesterday by a senior official in the White House</b>—and by “everyone,” of course, I …

Conservative View

World Surf League to award equal prize money for men, women

LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — The World Surf League will award equal prize money to women and men for WSL-controlled events beginning with the 2019 …

World Surf League

Pro surfing league on board for equal prize money in 2019

The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019.<p>CEO Sophie Goldschmidt says the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave.<p>Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater …

World Surf League

Setting the Standard

<b>Stephanie Gilmore</b><p>Today, I feel proud to be a surfer.<p>Well, I’m <i>always</i> proud to be a surfer. But today is a little different. Today, something pretty …

Laurene Powell

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson get matching tattoos, plus more news

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson immortalize their love in ink<p>First comes love, then comes ... a pair of matching tattoos? That seems to be the case …

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