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 11/13/2019 02:58 PM
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https://www.thewrap.com/abc-or...ies-from-kelly-slater/

ABC Orders 'Ultimate Surfer' Competition Series From Kelly Slater
The Wrap Jennifer Maas,The Wrap 6 hours ago


Hang ten, dudes: ABC has ordered "Ultimate Surfer," a new surfing competition series from 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater.

Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the eight-episode reality show that "will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's man-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport."

Production on the series, which is produced by Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Media Group and WSL Studios, will begin in 2020 and a premiere will be announced at a later date.

Here's a description for the series, courtesy of ABC:

Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in "Ultimate Surfer" as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the WSL World Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, man-made wave - the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery - is at the heart of the series.

"In addition to being a globally recognized sport, surfing is also a lifestyle; and 'Ultimate Surfer' will give viewers a uniquely personal look at what goes into becoming a world-class champion," said Rob Mills, senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late night at ABC Entertainment. "We're ecstatic about the opportunity to utilize Kelly's world-class surf facility and his expertise in showcasing these incredibly talented on-the-rise athletes."

"This is an unprecedented opportunity for two surfers (one man, one woman) to win an opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the world on the WSL Tour," added Slater, who will be the lead consultant for the series. "This will put some of the best up-and-comers against each other in a more direct way to see who stands above the rest, and Surf Ranch is obviously a great venue to use for 'Ultimate Surfer.' I'm excited to watch how they step up to the challenge.

"Ultimate Surfer" is produced by Lionsgate's Pilgrim Media Group and WSL Studios and comes out of the multiplatform co-development partnership between the two, which was announced earlier this year. Pilgrim CEO and president Craig Piligian, WSL Studios president of Content and Media Erik Logan, and UFC President Dana White serve as executive producers on the show.

Surfers who are interested in being a contestant on the show must be 21 or older and can apply at www.UltimateSurferCasting.com, where more details are available.

Surfing will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, next year.

Deadline first reported that "Ultimate Surfer" had been ordered to series at ABC.

Read original story ABC Orders 'Ultimate Surfer' Competition Series From Kelly Slater At TheWrap
 11/14/2019 05:35 AM
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Cole

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Good for him.

The purists will bitch, but then again, they always have.

I'll make time for it between the Great British Bake Off and reruns of Charlies Angels.
 11/14/2019 06:53 AM
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daner

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Sounds fun, if not formulistic.

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 11/14/2019 07:31 AM
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stokedpanda

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sounds sick

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 11/14/2019 10:40 AM
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tom

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If somebody poops in the pool, do they get to vote him off the island? Finster?

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 11/14/2019 11:36 AM
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stokedpanda

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Originally posted by: tom

If somebody poops in the pool, do they get to vote him off the island? Finster?


depends if they are wearing a wetsuit.......

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 11/14/2019 11:40 AM
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dingpatch

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OH! And all the "intrigue" and "flirting" while the plow resets?
 11/14/2019 04:49 PM
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foam ball

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Never would have thought his pool would have turned into a resource for the surfing elite and their celebrity buddies only. It's a huge disappointment for the average surfer wishing they could get a crack at it. Watching celebrities who can barely stand up get a shot is a joke. The new wavegarden pool looks better anyway with more variety at the push of a button. They can generate a new wave every 8 seconds. Hope the new wavegarden pool makes the KS pool and it's tech obsolete.
 11/15/2019 12:17 PM
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Plan B

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"REALITY" Show + Disney Network + Wave Pool = 98% chance of being LAAAAAAAME
 11/15/2019 01:52 PM
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daner

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One more move like this and Kelly is off my Fantasy team.

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 11/15/2019 09:58 PM
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waterlizard25

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Originally posted by: daner One more move like this and Kelly is off my Fantasy team.
lmao
 11/16/2019 02:21 PM
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Cole

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I think non skilled surfers would be better. Clocks cleaned, unplanned el rolos, fresh water hold-downs and then there is the barrel section!
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