Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Kelly Slater Wave Company Acquired By World Surf League
Santa Monica-based WSL Holdings, the parent company of the World Surf League (WSL), said this morning that it has acquired the Kelly Slater Wave Company--the entity behind the "perfect wave" generating machine that has caused ripples across the surfing community. Slater caused a stir in the surfing industry with his secretive project to create wave machine to create what has been billed as best man made wave ever at a location at the San Joaquin valley. According to WSL and KSWC, they will tap into the technology created by Slater to develop a network of "training centers" for surfers. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The two said they will use Slater's wave technology---along with camera and sensors arrays--to provide immediate feedback for surfers to practice their skills.