No helicopters or red cameras in sight, Travis Rice showed his prowess in the water, but not in the frozen landscapes we are used to. Dropping a video on Instagram two days ago, Travis took a trip to Kelly Slater‘s Wave Ranch in Lemoore, CA. In the caption, Rice said, “1st wave @kswaveco- words can’t describe how fun that was! A bit soggy on my part but stoked to make it ALMOST to the end..- A few rides on this and she starts to click! Then you leave, and just want more…” The video has already amassed over 200,000 views and is still climbing. As far as the sogginess, we are a snowboarding magazine and have no comment other than it looked good to us!
Upon a few more clicks as we checked out the wave videos for ourself, we saw that Rice’s fellow Red Bull teammate Mark McMorris also made an appearance at the famous wave ranch. This is not the only overlap with snowboarding that Kelly Slater has had this month. He was also pictured at the Burton Snowboard’s unveiling of their 2018 Winter Olympic snowboard uniforms in New York City last week. Maybe a Kelly Slater in Jackson Hole edit coming through soon?