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Surfing on Kelly Slater's Machine-Made Wave | The Backstory | The New Yorker

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Who thought surfing near Fresno would be a thing?


Definitely an engineering marvel but I'll take my hometown breaks of San Clemente / Trestles any day!

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Cool Mono! That video's a supplement to William Finnegan's article in the current issue of The New Yorker:


Kelly Slater’s Shock Wave

The best surfer in history made a machine that creates perfect conditions on demand. Will his invention democratize surfing or despoil it?



Also Finnegan knows surfing. Check out his Pulitzer-Prize Winning memoir. It's really good:


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life




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