Surf champ Kelly Slater invents a machine to create the perfect wave

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Surfer Kelly Slater. Photo credit: karendesuyo/CC BY 2.0

Kelly Slater has long been considered the greatest surfer alive. He teamed up with USC engineers to design a machine that could create not just any wave, but a perfect wave. His perfect wave pool is far from the glittering coastlines of Southern California, or anywhere. It’s outside Fresno, in the small town of Lemoore.