20 June 19
The Olympics are coming and maybe China is getting serious about surf training? The first stills and video of this super long wave pool arrived out of nowhere in early January, but the waves themselves looked suspect somehow, even photo-shopped, and there’d been nothing heard of it since.
But, it’s most definitely real, and while the waves don’t look anything like Slater’s at this stage, the locals are doing a pretty good job of surfing it in this first test, and fair bet the Xing Feng pool is the thin edge of the wedge.
TEXT ACCOMPANYING THE VID:
“In June 2019, The Xing Feng Extreme Sports Center wave pool (located in Henan Province, China) has completed its very first surfing test.
“Surfers in video: Yang Jiarui (Former China team surfer) Wang Jingwei (China Junior Surfing Championship 3rd Place) Huang Moyu (China National Surfing Team Coach) Huang Wei (4 time China Longboard Surfing Champion).”
Filmed by: Dr. Wang / Yaya. Edited by: Moyu. Music: Tschami – “Adieu”