Kelly's Surf Ranch will open to the public with contests and live music
- 04 August 2017 | Surfing
The Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) filed an application to transform the Leemore surf pool installed.
The artificial wave park owned by the World Surf League (WSL) plans to run a year-round operation open to the general public from 6 am to 11 pm, in Northern California.
The Surf Ranch developed by Kelly Slater and his engineers aims to host six yearly surf competitions with live music and a camping site.
According to the application, these events will attract around 8,000 people over a two-to-four day period. The company plans to hire 50 people to run the 700 yards long and 70 yards wide surf park.
The Leemore Surf Ranch was announced and publicly unveiled in December 2015. Since then, it has become a closed R&D man-made surf center with very few guests.
In March 2017, the KSWC filed an application to build an 80-acre project in Palm Beach, Florida.
The WSL has not yet confirmed if or when the surf pool will be included in the Championship Tour (CT) or Qualifying Series (QS) calendar, but it will likely be a matter of months before it becomes a reality.