United Arab Emirate's First Pro Surfer Test Drives Kelly Slater's Surf Abu Dhabi

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Earlier this week we reported that eleven-time world champ Kelly Slater took to Instagram a to show off the first waves ridden as his new wave pool, Surf Abu Dhabi.

The wave pool's claim to fame (one of them) is being 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.

As Slater is known for doing, he invited a group of the world's best surfers to test the wave pool and since then, each surfer has been taking to social media to claim the experience.

The latest pro to flex his Surf Abu Dhabi bragging rights is Emirates pro Mohammed "Mo" Rahma.

Rahma shared the post above today and captioned it:

"Super stoked to experience the biggest man-made wave and is built for every surfer from beginner to professional level."

While the other footage we've seen from Surf Abu Dhabi shows all righthand waves, goofy footer Rahma decided to go left in the clip above.

The post also shows Rahma hanging around with the other surfers, the guests dancing, and other behind the scenes shots of the exclusive wave pool.

Rahma was part of a ripper guest crew including current world champ Filipe Toledo, eight-time world champ Stephanie Gilmore, WSL commentator Strider Wasilewski, former world champ Gabriel Medina, and Slater himself.

According to Surf Park Central, Rahma is a former professional rugby player who didn't try surfing until the ripe old age of 24. He basically learned to surf at Wadi Adventure, an artificial wave in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2017, a wave Rahma he caught at Ireland's Mullaghmore Head earned him a nomination WSL Big Wave Award.


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