When Kelly Slater released footage of his wave pool, it was a serious call to other wave makers to step their game up. Wavegarden, the ones whose technology is used in wave pools all over the world, sat up, rubbed their eyes, and got to work. They built The Cove, and it does look much better than the original. It looks especially good when the national Spanish surf team surfs it. And while you might be one of the wave pool haters–there are many of them–it’s hard to deny that if this wave was at your local spot, you’d be frothing over it.