Asked by: Isamara Ogando
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What is WSL Surf Ranch?

Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

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The Surf Ranch is the brainchild of all-timer Kelly Slater. A wave system that has been dubbed the “world's longest open-barrel artificial wave,” it calls the unassuming farm town of Lemoore, California home—population 26,355. It will be unlike any other WSL event before it, arguably changing the face of pro surfing.

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In respect to this, can the public surf at the Surf Ranch?

Members of the general public have not been able to enter Kelly Slater Surf Ranch without private invitation. Behind it is a 700-yard long wave pool. LEMOORE — Ready to surf at the Surf Ranch? The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch has been an allusive place for residents of Lemoore since it opened less than a year ago.

Secondly, how much is it to surf the Surf Ranch? The park charges between $60 and $90 an hour for access to the lagoon, depending on the level of wave you're looking to surf.

Then, where is the WSL Surf Ranch?

The WSL Surf Ranch is located 100 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The artificial wave pool, bordered by rows of eucalyptus and desert pine, is set amid acres of brown fields in this Central California farming town.

How does the Surf Ranch make waves?

A huge metal contraption called a hydrofoil is what creates each wave — it's partially submerged in the water and attached to those train-like cars that get pulled down a track by a cable at speeds of 30 kmh (19 mph). A diagram of the Surf Ranch pool in Lemoore, CA.

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