She's riding manmade waves in the middle of the desert at Wadi Adventure, located in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In a town where rain is rare, this high-tech water park offers not only surfing but also whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip lining, rock climbing, and of course swimming.
But it's the surfing aspect that demands a more serious implication here--the International Surfing Association sees this wave technology as a crucial selling point to having the sport enter the next Olympics. Controlled waves offer a fair playing field for competitors, who are used to dealing with swells based upon Mother Nature's randomness.
Surfing was a part of the X Games a few years back but was pulled for a variety of reasons. As one of the most global and elite sports in the world, I hope the International Olympic Committee will be able to handle the sport properly.