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Kelly Slater’s Manmade Wave Is Unbelievable

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Footage from the long-awaited, much-hyped wave pool from Kelly Slater has surfaced. It comes shortly after surfing was approved as an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Games, and it raises the question of whether artificial waves can ever be as good as the real thing.