And on Thursday night he took to Instagram to provide some details on what they are working on for version 2.0 of the world’s best wave pool.
Checkout my tractor at the #SurfRanch. It came with the property and actually drives pretty well. I've been reminiscing about everything happening at @KSWaveCo and Surf Ranch over the last year and a half. 110 miles from the coast, who would have thought we'd have the wave we have? It's been such a humbling and exciting experience bringing this wave to life with my team and receiving the overwhelming support from the surf community all over the world. The sheer number of people I talk to about it on a daily basis is unbelievable. I know everyone is wondering what's next for the Surf Ranch, and there's been a few rumors floating around, so I thought I would send out an update. This prototype system in Lemoore was created to prove out the fundamental concept of the design and technology, our version 1.0. That wave blew my mind, but I also immediately saw ways we could improve it. We got right to work in the lab. The feedback we received from dozens of surfers (not only CT level) was incredibly helpful. And a few months ago we did what obsessive people do: we took something great and took it apart to create something even better. This will mean more waves, more sections and the goofy footers might be pretty excited too. Also, I can't say officially, but there's some exciting projects on the horizon and I look forward to sharing more with you as the year unfolds.
While farmer Slater atop his tractor is quite the image in itself, the most glaring admission is that he is potentially working on a lefthand wave to accompany the righthand wave that the pool has been thus far. Saying in the post:
“And a few months ago we did what obsessive people do: we took something great and took it apart to create something even better. This will mean more waves, more sections and the goofy footers might be pretty excited too.”
Slater also hints that there are quite a few “exciting projects on the horizon” that he’ll be sharing with us as 2017 unfolds. Stay tuned as we wait with bated breath on what the world’s greatest surfer has in store for the world’s greatest man-made wave.