Fit Fix: Yeah, We’re Jealous of Kelly Slater’s Sicknasty Wave Generator

Kelly Slater surfs on his wave machine. via Facebook / Kelly Slater

Do Want: Check out this new video featuring Kelly Slater’s “Freak of Technology,” billed as “the longest rideable open-barrel man-made wave in the world.”

Here we go again … at the Kelly Slater Wave Company wave with Carissa Moore, Kanoa Igarashi, Nat Young, myself and even Wingnut having a blast trading barrels on the #FreakOfTechnology once more … I missed you my friend. This thing has got my mind boggled. Thanks to each of you for your feedback and helping us test the wave and improve our technology. Everyone's approach blew my mind and the smiles said it all. This is #TheBestToyInTheWorld. Stephanie Gilmore and Josh Kerr are here with me today and a couple other friends might make an entrance. Just starting to post some edits and show you guys what we've got in store for everybody. Stay tuned for more in the coming days. Thanks to everyone on my team for even making this possible. And keep in mind … this is version 1.0. I can only imagine where we are going with future versions.

Posted by Kelly Slater on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Big Papi Comes Through: This might even warm the hearts of a few Yankees fans. On Friday, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz met with a 5-year-old boy who had a congenital heart defect and promised him that he’d hit a home run against the Yankees that night. At the bottom of the eighth inning, with the score knotted 2–2, Ortiz made good.

That one was for you Maverick, we got your back, stay strong#Repost @cmnhospitals :When @davidortiz aka "Big Papi" of the Boston @redsox makes promises, he keeps them. This one was for his #1 Fan, a 6-year-old boy being treated for a serious heart condition, during last night's game against the New York @yankees.

Posted by David Ortiz on Saturday, April 30, 2016


Sit back and enjoy this one: #RedSox

Posted by Boston Red Sox on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Looking at You Seattle: Because Russell Wilson sure would like to see the SuperSonics come back to the Pacific Northwest:

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, Parte Uno: You can fiesta without the extra fat by cooking up a few of these slimmed-down recipes, like ceviche or chorizo nachos. [Men’s Fitness]

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, Parte Dos: Make the most of that bottle of mezcal—tequila’s bigger, bolder brother—with these three easy Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails. [Men’s Fitness]

… And When You Need to Ditch that Hangover: Hit the gym with our new DETOX workout series, a total-body program designed to re-energize your metabolism and get your muscles firing back at normal speed. [Men’s Fitness]

Wave at the Griffins From Space, Seth: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is set to create and star in a 13-episode “sci-fi dramedy” set in space targeted at the 2017-2018 TV season, FOX announced Thursday. Set 300 years in the future, it follows the story of the Orville, a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship” navigating the galaxy. “I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right,” MacFarlane said. [Variety]

Just Call It a “Fat Nap”: Do you feel like you got hit by a truck every time 3 p.m. rolls around? Maybe lay off the ice cream sandwiches at lunchtime. Men who eat a ton of fatty food have a tendency to feel sleepier during the day, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients. It’s not sure why that’s the case, but it’s probably not a bad idea to scrub some excess fat from your diet. [WebMD]

No Need to Run With a Respirator: Even in cities that struggle with high levels of air pollution—looking at you, Shanghai—a steady cardio routine is better for you than no cardio at all, according to a new study published in Preventative Medicine. “Even in Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world – with pollution levels 10 times those in London – people would need to cycle over five hours per week before the pollution risks outweigh the health benefits,” lead study author Dr. Marko Tainio said. [BBC]

Come At Us, Jon Snow: Sporting Kansas City fans—who proudly call themselves the Kansas City Cauldron—spent hundreds of hours compiling a tifo (one of those giant banners people hold up at soccer games) featuring the frozen visage of the Night’s King from Game of Thrones. The ice-blue figure made his debut at the club’s tense faceoff against the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he was raised via pulleys under a banner that said ‘Welcome to the Blue Hell.’ KC tied the Galaxy, 1–1, though—so maybe next time, guys, try a dragon or something? [Kansas City Star]


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