I tried surfing Kelly Slater's crazy wave

Here’s what happened when I learned to surf on a perfect, artificial wave designed by Kelly Slater at the Surf Ranch. Kelly Slater's perfect wave machine in the middle of the desert - https://youtu.be/gRoHDPaL_QU Watch Lexy try the SuitX exoskeleton in the first episode of Beta Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiAVTz5BbZQ Read the related CNET article here: Surfing at Kelly Slater’s ultimate wave pool - https://cnet.co/2RlqTP0 Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm #SurfRanchPro #WorldSurfLeague #KellySlater

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Here’s what happened when I learned to surf on a perfect, artificial wave designed by Kelly Slater at the Surf Ranch. Kelly Slater's perfect wave machine in the middle of the desert - https://youtu.be/gRoHDPaL_QU Watch Lexy try the SuitX exoskeleton in the first episode of Beta Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiAVTz5BbZQ Read the related CNET article here: Surfing at Kelly Slater’s ultimate wave pool - https://cnet.co/2RlqTP0 Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm #SurfRanchPro #WorldSurfLeague #KellySlater

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Chad Carlson
Chad Carlson - 2 years ago
Austinschmidy this chick is the worst...you suck lexy
Sarah Cyrus
Sarah Cyrus - 2 years ago
+Lexy Savvides You're so pretty I adore you!
Austinschmidy
Austinschmidy - 2 years ago
You're an embarrassment to surf culture
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
No wonder it was so hard!
Dawson Bolus
Dawson Bolus - 2 years ago
The instructor was teaching you the advanced way to popup instead of a more beginner yoga centric approach
Nick
Nick - 2 years ago
lol go Lexy! Don't worry I'd probably be just as bad. I've never tried either. I used to ski every year and tried snow boarding once. I spent the whole day falling on my ass... Absolutely hated it...
ChuckB
ChuckB - 2 years ago
The Surf Ranch needs some kind of dry land simulator so that no waves are wasted on raw beginners.
Gilmour43
Gilmour43 - 2 years ago
I'm sorry but shouldn't have used someone that can't properly enjoy surfing. No problems with could have had like 2 people intermediate and beginner would be alot better.
Raymond Ramsawak
Raymond Ramsawak - 2 years ago
Hope there are no sharks there

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Raymond Ramsawak
Raymond Ramsawak - 2 years ago
Kelly slater thank you. ..you are a blessing to humanity. . .
Henrik Minassian
Henrik Minassian - 2 years ago
Millions of surfers gagging to ride this and they're pushing first timers in. That actually hurt to watch. Like having a food fight in front of starving peasants.
georgio Armania2
georgio Armania2 - 2 years ago
great video
Christian Luczejko
Christian Luczejko - 2 years ago
The base being concrete sounds like a terrible idea. However with all the money and engineering that went into this project I'm sure someone compared the different types of materiel for the bottom of the pool and decided concrete was the best solution. Wonder if it has to do with the wave generation. Maybe it takes less power assuming there is less drag compared to sand.
Rhidian D
Rhidian D - 2 years ago
What else would they make it out of? Rubber? If they used a sand bed the sand would shift and the wave wouldn't break as intended. And in any case this is much safer than surfing a reef-break in the ocean at the same size -less sharp and much more predictable.
Christian Luczejko
Christian Luczejko - 2 years ago
The base being concrete sounds like a terrible idea. However with all the money and engineering that went into this project I'm sure someone compared the different types of materiel for the bottom of the pool and decided concrete was the best solution. Wonder if it has to do with the wave generation. Maybe it takes less power as there is less drag as if there was sand.
A P
A P - 2 years ago
Most people in this video cant stand up on a surfboard! Id give my left nut for a go on that thing
Adam
Adam - 2 years ago
Why the F was she there and not someone who could surf and appreciate it?
Aiden Bowen
Aiden Bowen - 2 years ago
So toxic
Archysurf
Archysurf - 2 years ago
She didn't stand up = not good coaching. How did she not stand up wt
Atomic Ankle Breakers
Atomic Ankle Breakers - 2 years ago
Cringe

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Eric Outram
Eric Outram - 2 years ago
Yah ya need help
Ya got a lesion from a kook ,teacher ,
He no surf coach ,he’s a kook teacher
He showed ya the poo stance
Blade Runner
Blade Runner - 2 years ago
don't get the stuff : why asking a non-surfer to test a wave ??? dumb idea.
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
Why do I think that Ashley Esqueda would have been ripping? Oh... that's right... She sat-in with Foo Fighters - and KILLED IT!

Boooo to CNET. You were asking alot of your correspondent - you should have sent someone with at least SOME surfing abilities, or else what's the point? The reason that wave is so cool - is because of how perfect it is... how long you can ride it, how hard it barrels compared to other wave pools - even real Ocean waves (90% + of the time). But to take advantage of that... you need at least some ability; something to compare to.
Kahele Koki
Kahele Koki - 2 years ago
How much does it cost per wave?
J Dineen
J Dineen - 2 years ago
My advice to beginners is to enjoy the wave any way you can - there's nothing wrong with riding on your stomach all the way to the beach
Bsuawisneb Hdudwiwns
Bsuawisneb Hdudwiwns - 2 years ago
There actually is bruh lol
JASON MORRIS
JASON MORRIS - 2 years ago
Are they going to build one in Florida anytime in the near future
Pete Bowling
Pete Bowling - 2 years ago
I am waiting to see Ben Gravy and Bret Barley ride this wave .
kaaimea mckee
kaaimea mckee - 2 years ago
I want to see Cody Padilla rip this
Atomic Ankle Breakers
Atomic Ankle Breakers - 2 years ago
Pete Bowling BIG DOGS
Pete Bowling
Pete Bowling - 2 years ago
+ncsam 000000 who are you to judge
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
ncsam 000000 - Betting that you come in 3rd (or worse) in a heat with them.

And Ben just got his invite to the Ranch... so not such a wannabee as you might think.
ncsam 000000
ncsam 000000 - 2 years ago
Lmfao one is really good and one is lmfao well a wanna be
Kyan O'Rourke
Kyan O'Rourke - 2 years ago
Heck ya
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
Pete Bowling + For the DREAM! NNFTW!!!
Rey DeGuerra
Rey DeGuerra - 2 years ago
Don't say, "World champ Kelly Slater." But, say, "11 times world champ Kelly Slater."
Rey DeGuerra
Rey DeGuerra - 2 years ago
+Mike B ,yes.
Mike B
Mike B - 2 years ago
Rey DeGuerra no
OC Vegas Property
OC Vegas Property - 2 years ago
Is anyone else that actually surfs pissed that she got to do this and can’t even surf?
Shaheen Arab
Shaheen Arab - 2 years ago
Not mad. Just kinda jealous lol.
kaaimea mckee
kaaimea mckee - 2 years ago
I’m so sad..... I’m gonna die never surfing the perfect man made wave. I mean I live Oahu but still...
Henrik Minassian
Henrik Minassian - 2 years ago
+Lexy Savvides definitely not Lexy's fault, but yeah that was a waste. This is surfing's Wonka factory - it's just as exclusive.
Mike B
Mike B - 2 years ago
Yep! No appetite, yet sitting in front of a gorgeous steak.
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
Lexy Savvides + We call that place - Sunset Blvd, if you're in LA. Or a nondescript beach break with no crowds. Get you skills 'right' - then you'll have a better shot at staying up for the length of the pool. I blame the assignment desk... they should've gotten you lessons with a couple months lead-time (minimum) - or just asked around - to see who surfs on the staff.

I don't blame you. It was a tall order. The real question is how you avoided water contact in Australia, for all those years...
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
OC Vegas Property gotta learn somewhere!
Tim Eli
Tim Eli - 2 years ago
Yeah. What a waste
Greg Lucero
Greg Lucero - 2 years ago
lexy is sexy though

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einc70
einc70 - 2 years ago
Is this place open to the public?
Evan Charles
Evan Charles - 2 years ago
no
Cole Bender
Cole Bender - 2 years ago
I mean I got up first try when I tried surfing for the first time... then again I had been wakeboarding/waterskiing my whole life before that.
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
Lexy Savvides - You should practice in the ocean. Build your skills up - THEN go back.

They should have given you one of those body boards... would probably have been easier/more fun.

I hope Australia never sees this... they'll say that you've really 'let down the side'.
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
Sure does! Wish I got more time on the wave. Next time!
SURF SKATE SNOW
SURF SKATE SNOW - 2 years ago
never heard of p.0.r.n.h.ub ?
Gravage Hulk
Gravage Hulk - 2 years ago
I don’t care about surfing. I just watched this video for Lexy.
Dana Stebbins
Dana Stebbins - 2 years ago
Really?
Calvinmalvin J
Calvinmalvin J - 2 years ago
Probably play soccer
Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez - 2 years ago
You did hit that musical note at 5:57 really well though!
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
Daniel Lopez achievement unlocked!
Chili D
Chili D - 2 years ago
What’s dragging the foil? Is it a motorized system or pulleys that make it move?
Chili D
Chili D - 2 years ago
Very cool. Thx
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
Chili D there are winches at either end that pull it along the track
Bilguun Oyunerdene
Bilguun Oyunerdene - 2 years ago
Is it open for public?
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
Not at this stage but from what I understand that's in the works!
Nero Wolfe
Nero Wolfe - 2 years ago
They built a GIANT wave pool in drought-stricken California???
Another WorldView Is Possible
Another WorldView Is Possible - 2 years ago
The Drought was effectively over - before Jerry Brown even declared it an "Emergency".

The crisis in California is a crisis of GREED and overdevelopment. Our water cycles are fairly predictable, and they swing from one extreme to the other. The problem is a business model based upon endless growth - like cancer.

The Water in
that pool is being well-used.
woodengiraffe
woodengiraffe - 2 years ago
it was already built..they just repurposed the unused property.
John Gyver
John Gyver - 2 years ago
Great video. I just wonder what kind of engine powers that thing and what the fuel consumption might be :)
YarYarDaBar3111
YarYarDaBar3111 - 2 years ago
there's a 4000 horsepower motor on each side. He just talked about it on the joe rogan podcast.
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
Thanks! There are winches at either end that pull the rope that has the hydrofoil. It's actually run off solar energy bought from the grid, but as far as power consumption, that detail wasn't disclosed.
Hunter Lee
Hunter Lee - 2 years ago
Whats the biggest swell you can ride there?
Edwin Lap
Edwin Lap - 2 years ago
6 - 8 foot
StrikeFreedom1920
StrikeFreedom1920 - 2 years ago
Don't feel bad Lexy, I would probably be 10 times worse than you lol
Lexy Savvides
Lexy Savvides - 2 years ago
LOL thank you!
v1d300
v1d300 - 2 years ago
This is awesome but also looks a bit scary in a way that anyone going too far in might just crash on that wall or that hydrofoil that creates the wave. And then there is crashing too hard into the cement floor.
Bob- ML,PUBG
Bob- ML,PUBG - 2 years ago
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