WATCH: Pro Surfer Kelly Slater Rides His Perfect Manmade Wave

Surf's up...whenever you want it.
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Kelly Slater rides a perfect manmade wave

Kelly Slater rides a perfect manmade wave(Courtesy of Kelly Slater Wave Co)

If the only surfing you've done is on the interwebs and you'd like to learn how to ride the real thing, a FlowRider machine—found on cruise ships and at destination resorts around the world—can help.

But seasoned pro and 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater wasn't just looking to flail around in a kiddie pool. He wanted to ride The Perfect Wave...forever. So he worked with a team using "rigorous science and technology" for a decade to create an artificial wave in a pool. And just a few days ago to his 1.4 million followers on Instagram, he shared the results.

This four-minute video says it all (be sure to check out the bizarre scene 2 mins, 47 secs in of a guy standing still in the foreground as Slater continuously surfs right in front of him):