Watch Shaun White ride Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch wave
Three iconic boarders. One innovative wave.
Shaun White recently joined Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater (and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder) at Slater’s Surf Ranch, an artificial wave pool that Slater hopes will revolutionize competitive surfing.
White live streamed the experience on Instagram last week and shared this video of the experience for posterity.
Last month, Slater said he was holding out hope that the first Olympic surfing competition in Tokyo in 2020 would use wave-pool technology rather than the already decided freshwater venue in Japan, which obviously comes with the typical variables of surfing contests.
Slater, 46, may even try and make the first U.S. Olympic surfing team.
White, who was at the last two Summer Olympics as a spectator and correspondent for NBC, may try to make the 2020 Games in skateboarding, another new Olympic sport.
Hawk, 50, is not expected to attempt a comeback from a near-two-decade retirement.
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