11, err, 10-ten time World Champion Kelly Slater allows CBS This Morning a rare glimpse into a secret Los Angeles warehouse where he and a team from the Kelly Slater Wave Company are building a wave pool that could bring surfing to the masses—for a price.
While people are hyped for the project, initially dubbed, “The Ring,” I’ve yet to see a wave pool to get excited about. The “Wave Garden”in Basque Country is one foot and mushy, and Kelly’s version could only be surfed by a GI Joe action figure. That said, it’d sure be nice to finally see a wave pool that lived up to the hype.—Justin Coté
Above: Kelly explains the motivation behind starting the Kelly Slater Wave Company.