Apparently, Kai didn’t get the memo that you’re not supposed to be a rugged waterman until you’re older. This 20-year-old from Maui embodies the salty grit of someone twice his age. He’ll take off on any wave that Jaws will throw at him. But when the sea slumbers, Kai stays wide awake.
He has won a stand up paddle racing world championship and has netted a few wins on the stand up paddle World Tour. He also kitesurfs, windsurfs, tow-surfs and basically just lives in the ocean. In October 2013, Kai Lenny celebrated his second overall victory at the 2013 Stand Up World Series, at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. Kai secured the top podium in the sprints, and thus, the overall world title for 2013. Says Kai: "This year's Turtle Bay finals was by far the most fun sprint final I have ever done! Who said SUP racing was not exciting? And as the saying goes, it's not over until it's over!"