Kai Bates


From the age of 2 my winter playground was the snow (Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia) and my summers were spent at the beach (Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia). Having this lifestyle in these amazing environments has allowed me to either ski or surf almost every day of my life and these sports have been my passions.

9 years ago I was introduced to surfing in a completely different way, I was hooked on Stand Up Paddle Surfing!  My love for this sport is now as intense as my love of skiing, surfing and windsurfing. SUP surfing is the fastest growing water sport in the world currently, and I hope to be at the forefront of the sport.

Hometown: Mollymook, NSW, Australia

Sponsors: Fanatic, ION, Futures Fins, Kona Brewing, O&E leashes

Heroes: Collers Reef, Mollymook

Favorite Discipline: Sup Surfing

Favorite Sup Spot: Collers Reef, Mollymook

Favorite Board: 7'6 Prowave Fanatic SUP

Favorite Paddle: Fanatic Carbon 100% 6.75 inch blade


Qualified Lifeguard (gold medallion), First Aid Trained


2017 2nd open mens SUP Noosa festival of surfing

2016 Open Mens Australian Champion

2016 Surfing WA rottenest Island classic open men’s Champion

2016 Noosa open of surfing SUP surfing open men’s champion.

2015 Noosa open of surfing SUP surfing open men’s champion.

2015 3rd Open men’s Australian Championships

2015 9th California SUWT



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