As presented by author of Barbarian Days, William Finnegan.
At the end of 2018 The New Yorker published an in-depth article on Kelly Slater’s wave pool penned by Barbarian Days author William Finnegan. You can read it here.
While it was an interesting read, it caused somewhat of a stir in comment boards throughout the surfing universe for remaining mostly congratulatory throughout and failing to ask Kelly the hard questions about his invention.
Two days ago, some seven months after the article dropped, The New Yorker posted this video of William Finnegan discussing Kelly, his pool and how it has both advanced and disrupted the surfing industry.