William Finnegan

New Yorker magazine

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Long-time journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker, where he's covered wars in Somalia and Sudan; author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

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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.

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