The Ultimate Surfer

The Ultimate Surfer

ABC makes waves with The Ultimate Surfer, a new competition series from 11-time World surf league champion Kelly Slater. This series gathers some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League’s (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater’s man-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world’s fastest-growing sport. Slater serves as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show.

Alliances and rivalries are front and center in “The Ultimate Surfer” as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the WSL World Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater’s remarkable, one-of-a-kind, man-made wave – the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery – is at the heart of the series.

Participants

  • Kelly Slater
    Kelly Slater

    Kelly Slater

    Kelly Slater

    Widely regarded as the best surfer of all time – Kelly Slater made a name for himself with 11 world surfing championship wins.

    He is the owner and creator of the surf ranch in Lemoore, California.

  • Jesse Palmer
    Jesse Palmer

    Jesse Palmer

    Jesse Palmer

    No stranger to the worlds of sports or reality TV, Jesse Palmer is a former NFL quarterback as well as being the Bachelor on season 5 of the hit show.

    Since then he has established himself as a TV personality on ESPN, ABC and The Food Network

  • Joe Turpel
    Joe Turpel

    Joe Turpel

    Joe Turpel

    Considered to be the “modern voice of surfing,” Joe Turpel has worked as a commentator on WSL league events for over a decade.

  • Erin Coscarelli
    Erin Coscarelli

    Erin Coscarelli

    Erin Coscarelli

    Erin is a sports aficionado, having hosted shows for NFL Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and more!

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