Finalmente, aquilo que há muito se esperava. Mike Stewart, de 55 anos, 9 títulos mundiais sob a sua alçada, cruzou o Surf Ranch, a onda artificial criada por Kelly Slater, 11x campeão mundial de surf, cujo complexo se encontra situado em Lemoore, norte da Califórnia.

“Acreditem, a onda é mais desafiante de surfar do que aquilo que imaginamos, mas, ainda assim, é diversão garantida!”

Juntamente com um pequeno texto, onde agradece a oportunidade e diz ainda que “não demorará muito até esta estar disponível para todo o mundo” e “recomendo a experiência”, Mike partilhou ainda um clipe curtinho que serve de teaser para uma produção mais longa que está na calha. 

Já estamos na expetativa para ver o que aí vem! Isto soube a muito pouco ;)

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I am still wrapping my head around the @kswaveco. So after driving in the middle of nowhere for hours you eventually come across the Surf Ranch gates. Whats beyond those gates is hard to fathom, basically a peeling left and then right thats almost a kilometer long. It’s mind bending. The wave is more challenging to ride than to mind surf thats for sure, but still, amazing fun. This here is from a teaser for a short clip we are working on and is from one of the first waves I caught there. Oddly I was not able to rely on the years of experience reading a wave face to figure out when a section was coming, you just have to remember it’s coming. This wave/park being basically a working prototype it shouldn’t be too long before these are more widely available for everyone to enjoy. I will highly recommend it. Thank you @kellyslater for your Vision and making this a reality. @kswaveco @wsl #surfranch #worldsurfleague #wsl Teaser edit @bonezfilmz Music @thesupertrip Additional images @scottycarterart @ScienceBodyboards #sciencestyle 42” @vipersurfingfins #deltaviper @Gyroll #gyrollprimus #gyrollleash #bodyboarding @patagonia_surf p.s. And just to clear any assumptions, Kelly actually invited me months ago (long story but it ended up being life changing for someone else) and for sure Kelly is not opposed to any wave riding types people choose.

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