The next stop in the fight for the Final 5 heads 100 miles from the ocean to the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro. Showing you around his creation in Lemoore, California is 11-time World Champion and Surf Ranch innovator Kelly Slater. The GOAT takes you through his tricked-out Airstream trailer parked beside Perkins Lake, shows off his skills on the guitar and ukulele, shares a small portion of his massive trophy collection, and rides around the 700-yard wave pool.
If you like your waves with extra chunk, this recent session session would have hit the spot.
It was a shifty, windswept lineup with plenty of closeouts over shallow reef, but the payoff was the odd one that funnelled down the reef before an unforgiving end section.
Kelly Slater made an appearance and kept busy, taking off on a bunch – but even he wasn’t immune to the erratic nature of the waves. Nevertheless he still managed to thread a few nice tubes and a couple of big sweeping turns on the bigger, opened faced ones, show off.
Kelly Slater and foam mower Dan Mann give us the board talk and the low down on The FRK. Hit up 6:12 into the edit to see Slater take to his aqua playground and put The FRK through its paces.