Kelly Slater Surf Park will pump eight-foot waves

October 17, 2011 | Surfing
Kelly Slater Surf Park: circular surfing mode | Photo: Graham Murdoch

The Kelly Slater Surf Park has been unveiled. The artificial wave surfing project designed by the 10-time world champion has seen the light of day.

The future model will pump waves every five-to-ten seconds and will deliver rollers that can be ridden for more than one minute. In a five-million gallon circular pool, everything is possible. Simply go for a classic longboard ride or test your aerial tricks.

The Kelly Slater Surf Park may be installed in touristic resorts or theme parks. The ticket for a one-hour artificial wave experience will cost you $45. Kelly Slater, however, hasn't confirmed the information that has spread in the web.

The technological design is quite simple. One-hundred-foot hydrofoils rotate around the tank behind a protective fence, and the wave height is adjustable - you can get three-to-eight barrels of pure joy.

The Kelly Slater Surf Park will be really high tech. From the surf pool floor to the edges of the tank, everything was studied to get top artificial surfing performances.

Waves tend to be glassier and smoother, as you get closer to the center of the tanks. When your surfing ride comes to an end, you land in an artificial island beach.

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