Date of birth
October 8, 1992
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Free Surfing / Surfing Big Wave / Stand Up Paddling / Kitesurfing Freestyle / Windsurfing Wave / Windsurfing Foil / Kitesurfing Foil / Wing Foil / Stand Up Paddling Foil / Foil Surfing
To say that Kai Lenny was destined to become a waterman is an understatement. Sure, his name, Kai, literally means 'sea' in Hawaiian, but he's gone on to prove himself as one of the greatest watermen the world has ever known.
The son of California transplants – both of whom moved to the North Shore of Maui to surf and windsurf – Kai has tamed waves, wind and water since he was just a boy, catching his very first wave at four years old, a vivid sensation he admits that he’s been chasing to replicate his entire life. Before said-milestone, his parents would leave him in a baby bounce swing tied to a tree branch while they windsurfed near shore.