The Surf's Always Up — In Waco, Texas : Short Wave Some of the world's best artificial waves are happening hundreds of miles from the ocean—in Waco, Texas. They're so good, they're attracting top professionals, casual riders and a science correspondent named Jon Hamilton. Jon's been following the wave technology for years and says the progress is huge. These days, pro surfers are coming from all over to try out Waco's "Freak Peak."

Read more of Jon's reporting on artificial waves: https://n.pr/3zAX95k

Wondering what insights science has to offer for other sports? Drop us a line at shortwave@npr.org.

The Surf's Always Up — In Waco, Texas

The Surf's Always Up — In Waco, Texas

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Ben Elliott gets barreled at the BSR Surf Resort, where artificial waves are attracting world-class talent. Rob Henson/BSR Surf Resort hide caption

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Ben Elliott gets barreled at the BSR Surf Resort, where artificial waves are attracting world-class talent.

Rob Henson/BSR Surf Resort

Some of the world's best artificial waves are happening hundreds of miles from the ocean—in Waco, Texas. They're so good, they're attracting top professionals, casual riders and a science correspondent named Jon Hamilton. Jon's been following the wave technology for years and says the progress is huge. These days, pro surfers come from all over to try the "Freak Peak" of Waco.

Wondering what insights science has to offer for other sports? Drop us a line at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, edited by Sara Sarasohn and fact-checked by Berly McCoy.