Kai Lenny: Mavericks Black Walls of Doom

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Kai Lenny’s newest video release features footage from Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California when the giant awoke on Dec. 20th 2018. As we’ve recently witnessed in Kai’s massive performance at the Pea’hi Challenge in November 2018, this cross over athlete is single handedly redefining the standard and possibility for big wave surfing. Kai Lenny continues to raise the bar & the perspective of what’s possible out there.

“Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity.” – Seneca

We could also say that SUCCESS is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. That is certainly the case with stand up paddle athlete turned big wave surfer: dynamic waterman, Kai Lenny.

Kai’s lifetime of preparation, study and love of big waves leads him to this moment in waterman history where is he redefining the parameters of what big wave surfing looks like through his edgy performance style surfing on 40-60 foot waves.

Watch this incredible video footage by @ryanjohnson.mov , @johnnydpbp , @dompdua and @kaiwatermanmedia to see the next level of what’s possible.

Film:  MAVERICKS:  Black Walls of Doom
Filmmaker/Editors:  Ryan Johnson @ryanjohnson.muv
John Decesare/Poor Boy Productions  @johnnydpbp
Dom Padua/Powerlines Productions    @dompadua
Kai Waterman Media


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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.