The 11-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater is about to open his magical wave machine to the public. But to be one of the first in it, you'll need a golden ticket — literally. A few months ago, Slater debuted his spectacular man-made wave machine — offering a combination of perfect shape and power that places it among the world’s best. Clips of Slater weaving through numerous impossibly long tube rides have sparked the imaginations of surfer’s everywhere.
Now, in conjunction with fundraising platform Omaze, Slater is offering two golden tickets to join him at his Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, and ride his dream wave with just him and a few of his friends. All the proceeds from the fundraising campaign — with tickets available for as little as $10 — will help support research, education, and advocacy for ocean health via the World Surf League’s philanthropic initiative WSL PURE.
“I’ve had more requests about the Surf Ranch than any one person can field or imagine,” says Slater. “So I am excited to be giving away the chance of a lifetime to whoever wins these tickets. I’m inviting a few pros to join us. So the winner will get to come hang at Surf Ranch for a few days and share waves and get tips from some of the best surfers in the world.”
Yup, one winner and their guest will spend two days and two nights at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, where they will get the full experience of a surf trip with top pros and perfect waves. The days will be filled with surfing, BBQ’s, bonfires, and hanging out with Kelly and his closest friends. There’s no surfing experience level required to enter or win as Salter’s artificial wave can be fine tuned to suit anyone, from never-evers to pros like Kelly.
For more information about the Golden Ticket campaign and Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch and entering for a chance to win, check out the Omaze webpage (the cutoff is September 12).