Surfers Strider Wasilewski and Jeremy Flores Test Slater's Exclusive Surf Abu Dhabi

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For a few days now, pro surfers who got the invite to help test drive 11-time world champ Kelly Slater's new wave pool, Surf Abu Dhabi, have been flexing their bragging rights on social media.

Slater himself started the social media reveal on Monday when he released a clip of himself going right at the wave pool, which claims to be the "world’s longest ride, biggest barrel, and largest man-made wave pool." It's powered by the Kelly Slater Wave Company, the same technology behind Slater's Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California.

So far we've seen surfing clips emerge from the social media accounts of current world champ Filipe Toledo, eight-time world champ Stephanie Gilmore, and Emirates' first pro Mo Rahma. Today, WSL commentator Strider Wasilewski and French surfer Jeremy Flores posted their own memories of their inaugural Surf Abu Dhabi sessions.

Wasilewski captioned the clip above:

"Ski clips, thanks @floresjeremy… damn it’s fun surfing with friends. @surfabudhabi @modonproperties@kswaveco"

The clip shows the WSL commentator and former pro surfer getting barreled and hitting the lip on a right.

Meanwhile, Flores also posted the video below today.

Flores captioned the post above:

"Great job to the whole crew at @kswaveco@modonproperties @surfabudhabi! Thanks to my brother @kellyslater for the invite, you are a visionary. Good times with a very cool crew. Big things coming, I’ll be back."

Flores' post is a bit more comprehensive and shows him surfing a right and a left, along with different scenes from the group visit.

Wasilewski commented: "You were on [fire] my bro… Pipe, Cloudbreak and Teahupoo wildcards are waiting…."

Rhama wrote: "Was a pleasure having you in Abu Dhabi and watching u rip brothaaaa."

Flores responded: "See you around brother thank you for having us."


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