Want to Surf But No Ocean Nearby? No Problem

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    Sep 03, 2016 2:51 PM GMT
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    NYT: The idea of surfable, potentially profitable artificial waves is not new or unique. Kelly Slater, professional surfing’s most decorated champion, has grand plans for the big barrel -wave pool he has developed in California’s Central Valley — the first of what he hopes will become a global collection of elite training and competition centers built in partnership with the World Surf League, the leading professional tour.

    Proponents say, though, that inland surfing’s moment may have finally arrived.

    With surfing set to become an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games — even though the competition is planned for the ocean — developers of surfing parks see the same sort of publicity and motivational opportunity that the Olympics have provided for snowboarding and skiing.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/business/energy-environment/surfs-up-and-the-ocean-is-nowhere-in-sight.html
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    Sep 04, 2016 8:39 PM GMT
    Also River Surfing has become more popular, especially in Oregon, Colorado and some parts of California-
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    Sep 05, 2016 7:01 PM GMT
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    NYT: The idea of surfable, potentially profitable artificial waves is not new or unique. Kelly Slater, professional surfing’s most decorated champion, has grand plans for the big barrel -wave pool he has developed in California’s Central Valley — the first of what he hopes will become a global collection of elite training and competition centers built in partnership with the World Surf League, the leading professional tour.

    Proponents say, though, that inland surfing’s moment may have finally arrived.

    With surfing set to become an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games — even though the competition is planned for the ocean — developers of surfing parks see the same sort of publicity and motivational opportunity that the Olympics have provided for snowboarding and skiing.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/business/energy-environment/surfs-up-and-the-ocean-is-nowhere-in-sight.html


    Hmmmm. Old local news goes national! This is located a few miles out near one of the outlying towns. Here is a link to an article and podcast about it:

    http://kvpr.org/post/catching-waves-lemoore-pro-surfers-ride-perfect-wave