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Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch Draws Crowds And Perfect Waves To Lemoore

Over 5,000 people came to the Central Valley this weekend to watch the first World Surf League team competition, live. The event took place at Kelly Slater’s world-class wave pool in Lemoore , and some think this surf ranch is the next frontier for the sport. Chris Estep loves to watch surfing. He says he and his wife watch the competitions whenever they can, but always from their home in Fresno, via livestream video. “Most competitions are nowhere near us. The other competitions are a two-week window, if the conditions are right the competition will run. If not, then it won’t,” says Estep . “Just timing that right has never made sense for me.” For the first time this weekend, Estep watched some of the world’s best surfers compete in-person, at a location where the conditions are always right. “It’s pretty awesome and I have to force myself not to use expletives in there,” says Estep . Estep was one of the 5,000 attendees from all over the world who came out to Lemoore to watch the
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