Kelly's Florida wave pool nixed by WSL

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by sisurfdogg, May 31, 2019.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Makes no difference to me, but sucks for people who were stoked about it.

  2. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Does this have something to do with climate change ? :D:D:D
  3. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    What would the average Swellie pay for a two hour session in one of those? I’m curious ... the perfect wave, every wave? Go bigger and faster or slower and more mellow by pure choice...
  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  5. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    I would have easily spent 1k to have that to myself for two hours. You would get a handful of waves as good as any you've ever had (especially barrels). Same as spending money on a flight and stay in Central America for a week and gambling on the forecast. Guaranteed score there and remember those waves for a lifetime. Be a one time thing for me I think though.
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  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah I got a friend that says the same thing about the Waco wave. Except it doesn't cost a grand, and he's planning to go back again.
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  7. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    How much?
  8. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Gonna run you bout tree fiddy
  9. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    I’d pay five Hundo to take my daughter with..
    Worth the lifetime of memories of THAT day for sure
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  10. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    You ain't gonna find many places in FL where you won't have that kind of soil.

    But if they can get past the construction and site challenges, I wouldn't mind a "Waco" type of park, if it's less upfront and maintenance costs that Kelly's wave, I think it'd be cheaper for us normal folks
  11. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    The intermediate wave is $75 for an hour session, which their ad says you can expect at least 7 waves.

    My bud sez he caught somewhere around that amount, and it keeps you busy enough to get tired. Keep in mind that he's an old guy lol.

    Also said that the "expert" wave which runs about $90/session is quite a bit faster and difficult to keep up with. You don't want to blow too many takeoffs, or get too far behind the pocket because you'll never catch up. And the takeoff takes some getting used to, nothing at all like surfing a real wave.

    But he had so much fun, he said he'd like to go back again a regular surf trip. You'll always get good waves and you'll never get skunked.
  12. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
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  13. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    If I had one of those in my back yard, i'd let you fellas come surf for free.
  14. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    If they moved to the Disneyhood region a giant sink hole would swallow the whole damn thing up.
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  15. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    If i win the lottery I’ll build one and all Swellies can come free... you at the top of the list Zero.

    I told my wife that I’d have places built near a few great surf destinations and one here locally, that would be for family and surfers. Only rules would be respect them, the locals, and leave a picture on the wall as a whose been there kinda thing... I’d be a happy dude.
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  16. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    A real user friendly gesture to all us non pro level surfers would be to make a wave pool with salt water, so it would equal the buoyancy factor on the takeoff. I've surfed Typhoon Lagoon in the evening, and needed 10 percent more foam due to being with a crew - it was late and we were buzzed; and 10 percent more foam cause of the discrepancy between salt and freshwater. It was like a giant toilet flushing and a mad solo scramble for an early takeoff. Otherwise the wave would go underneath you unridden, and your pre-purchase wave allotment (10) was minus one. As the pubescent Beach Boys were pumped out on the speakers at 100 decibels.

    Still bummed they didn't build the newfangled wave pool here, it would have been a nice diversion from reality
  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Better not fall on one... that's a six pack of really good beer.
  18. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah he was pretty insistent that you don’t want to blow any waves, because you’re on the clock and you have to paddle back and wait your next turn
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  19. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Bring a fresh water boart
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