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dingpatch

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/slater-build-worlds-largest-man-202631475.html

Slater to build world's largest man-made wave in the desert
JOHN MARSHALL
Associated PressFebruary 25, 2020, 3:26 PM EST

Kelly Slater is planning to build the world's largest man-made wave in the desert.

Plans for Coral Mountain, announced on Tuesday, feature the largest rideable open-barrel human-made wave in the world with technology from Kelly Slater Wave Company, a division of the World Surf League.

The 11-time world champion surfer is teaming with private real estate investment and development firm Meriwether Companies and Big Sky Wave Developments, founded by Michael B. Schwab, son of brokerage pioneer Charles Schwab.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2021 with the opening slated sometime in 2022, pending design and amended approval. The land was previously approved for 750 homes and an 18-hole golf course. The new proposal maintains the same density and will require less water than the previously approved golf course.

"We chose to do this project because it allows us to further build on our technology and also because one of our founding partners, Michael Schwab, is heading up the group running the project," Slater said in a statement. "We're excited to make another KSWaveCo design and I'm personally excited to create a new wave that will be a stand alone design that nowhere else in the world has. This can become the blueprint for new developments around waves and surf parks going forward and is in line with some of my original ideas from when we started this project. I can't wait to get underway."

The wave basin will be part of a 400-acre site in La Quinta, California, set at the base of Coral Mountain. The masterplanned community in the Coachella Valley will include a full-service resort, residential homes, a private club, multiple dining venues and adventure sport offerings.

The $200 million complex will have a 150-room hotel and up to 600 homes in the $1 million to $5 million range. Access to amenities will be exclusively available to homeowners, hotel guests, members and their guests. Dining will be open to the public through reservations.

The centerpiece of the complex will be the 18 million-gallon wave basin that has room for roughly 25 surfers - about five on the main wave, 10 each on the smaller waves at the ends of the basin. It will feature waves for all levels of ability and preference.

"I originally invested with Kelly in 2013 for my own personal surfing progression," Michael Schwab, said. "I had no idea the impact it would have on my life, and I realized immediately that I had to share this opportunity."
 02/25/2020 01:23 PM
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SurferMic

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I read it cost $50K to rent the current pool out for one day? (maybe I read it wrong) This is just to break even???...that seems way off and unbelievable but if it is true I don't care where or what he builds only the uber rich will be doing stink bug stances while tube dodging...hopefully I am way off and one wave will cost $8. not $800.00. Still don't believe the "water table" issue in S. FL cancelling the pool...I think it was a way to bow out as cost per wave would not have the ROI for Florida's average surfer. Coral Mountain will be the new Vail X 1000.
 02/25/2020 01:57 PM
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Surfer rest area and changing room:



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 02/25/2020 03:08 PM
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jdbman

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speaking of Slater: I got a pair of Outerknown jeans today. I may never take them off.

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 02/25/2020 05:39 PM
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grdsurf

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My brother worked there for 6 months and yes it's ~50k per day.
 02/26/2020 04:48 AM
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Central Floridave

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Well, Surfing IS THE SPORT OF KINGS!
 02/26/2020 09:07 AM
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Greensleeves

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jdb that organic cotton denim is better isn't it? I just have the cruddy non-organic cotton jeans and they are kind of scratchy, I think prospectors wore them. And of course I just surf in the ocean and not in a good wave pool. I'm thinking of a trip to Waco. The poor man's tub.

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Edited: 02/26/2020 at 09:07 AM by Greensleeves
 02/26/2020 01:22 PM
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Cole

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I daisy Duke my scratchy jeans.
 02/26/2020 02:59 PM
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Greensleeves

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Goes sick with a mullet.



But you ain't getting into Kelly's pool like that.

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Edited: 02/26/2020 at 03:00 PM by Greensleeves
 02/27/2020 04:06 AM
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Cole

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Multi million dollar homes and a technically difficult wave pool do seem like a really strange fit.
 02/27/2020 05:55 AM
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"There's this thing called [an ocean]. Maybe you heard of it!" --Utah, Johnny Utah, 2020.
 02/27/2020 06:50 AM
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tom

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Dude, gassing up the Lear for a daytrip...

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 02/27/2020 11:24 AM
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I asked elsewhere if they will have a private lounge for American Express Platinum Card members?
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