REVEALED: Price to Surf Slater's Wave Pool

Jason Lock

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Updated 280d ago

What sort of cash would you sling to slip into Kelly's wave ranch? To catch a few, uninterrupted waves in mechanical perfection?

You've likely asked yourself that exact question and sort of monetary value would you attribute to the experience? How about a hefty $10,000. Tickets have just been released for the WSL's Founders' Cup, a one off competition in May at the wave ranch featuring mixed male and female teams.

Anyway, general admission to watch the event will cost you $99, you can get a two-day ticket for $150 and a VIP experience for around the $500 mark.

But the pièce de résistance – for a full $9,500 (plus a $300 booking fee!) you get an hour in the pool on the Monday after the event, including coaching, a locker, room in a hotel – a whole range of goodies, apparently.

Good luck average Joe getting some pool time. Oh! And the teams for the Founders' Cup, running May 5-6, were too announced:

Captain: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Mick Fanning (AUS)
Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Julian Wilson (AUS)
Tyler Wright (AUS)
Captain: Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Silvana Lima (BRA)
Taina Hinckel (BRA)

Captain: Johanne Defay (FRA)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Frederico Morais (PRT)
Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Frankie Harrer (DEU)

Captain: Kelly Slater (USA)
John John Florence (USA)
Kolohe Andino (USA)
Carissa Moore (USA)
Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Captain: Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Michel Bourez (PYF)
Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
Paige Hareb (NZL)
Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)