Kelly Slater Wave Pool

STAB put together a magical little edit of Kelly Slater’s new wave pool and the WSL test event. Is this really the future of surfing? The Kelly Slater’s wave pool is already set as a featured event in 2018 with the WSL. Most of the excitement of surfing comes from the unpredictability of the ocean and waves. Once we start popping out cookie cutter waves, where does the excitement go? Despite the fact that I would give my left arm to surf these waves, does it need to become a staple in competitive surfing?