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Kai Lenny
Kai Lenny foils Jaws photo by Dooma photos
Check out this great video capture by Bo Bridges of waterman Kai Lenny surfing a massive swell at Jaws on his foil.  As Kai says, “It’s just nice to do something different.” That’s gotta be one helluva learning curve, Kai! Feature photo by:  Dooma Photos Surfing Jaws: Dropping in on a foil with Kai “Just...
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Kai Lenny red bull naish
In an incredible turn of events last week, waterman Kai Lenny announced his departure from Naish Sup, a brand he has been with for 16 years. Eager to hear what precipitated this radical departure and anticipating Kai’s launch of his new career as a big wave contender, we asked Kai about future plans and where...
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Naish Kai Lenny SEA Paddle NYC Red Bull
Kai Lenny continues to be the young man of mystique at the top of his sport…. Wait, a minute.  Didn’t he just CROSS OVER into the world of Big Wave Surfing when he won the WSL Big Wave Challenge in Puerto Escondido, Mexico?  And hasn’t he ALSO become a quasi-engineer of sorts as he develops...
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Kai Lenny knows surfing. He knows kite surfing, big waves, windsurfing and foiling. So, when Kai teams up with Poor Boy Productions and Red Bull Media to create Paradigm Lost, a film about the power and enlightenment that comes from surfing, we listen. Featuring other great legends like John John Florence, Dave Kalama and a...
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Chasing Kai Opener
By AJ Messier Featured Image Caption: AJ MESSIER One of many for Kai during the swell of swells, January 15th, 2016. TOM SERVAIS (Inset) True legends, Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater: The company Kai keeps is a strong indicator of his desire to be accepted as a surfer first. Editor’s Note: Hats off to Standup...
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Did you know Kai’s full name is actually “Kai Waterman Lenny”?  The origin is in his great grandmother (on his father’s side of the family) as her maiden name was, in fact, Waterman.  Kai was bestowed this as his middle name in his family’s lineage as it was his  paternal grandfather’s middle name and his...
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Watch Kai Lenny take on John John’s sailboat in a race using his hydrofoil, and open ocean swells in Doing Waterman Things, this incredible new video by Hurley. What is the definition of a waterman?  Ask Kai Lenny What is a waterman? “A waterman is someone who is capable of riding all elements of open...
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Kai Lenny Naish Puerto Escondido Challenge-1
Naish team rider Kai Lenny sat out the Molokai to Oahu legendary championship crossing this year … to claim the his first Big Wave World Tour win.  In classic Kai style, he moved through his heats at the Puerto Escondido Challenge, keeping his cool and, in the final moments in the Final Round, found a...
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Kai Lenny Naish Hawaii ocean plastics Red Bull clean up banner
Naish team rider Kai Lenny traveled over 200 miles through the open ocean Hawaiian channels to clean up coastal areas and raise awareness about ocean pollution.    Kai leads first Hawaiian island coastal clean up on a downwinder like no other! In March 2017, 6x World Champion Kai Lenny worked alongside Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and...
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From the Summer 2009 Issue: The Wave Riders Written by TB Mott “The way I like to ride any sort of wave is to not think about what to do but to do just what the wave says to do. Like if there is a lip there,” Kai’s hands are again rising and falling with...
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Sunset Beach Pro Men's Final Kai Lenny Bernd Roediger
Naish watermen Kai Lenny and Bernd Roediger takes charge at the Sunset Beach Pro and bring home victory! Equipment, Knowledge and Confidence Anyone who watched the Final rounds of the Sunset Beach Pro last week knows the story.  When push comes to shove and it’s time to perform, waterman Kai Lenny shows up in style. ...
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One of Naish’s most talented and active athletes, Kai Lenny, is a man who is constantly on the move. Whether he’s competing on the WSL Big Wave World Tour, Qualifying Series, APP World Tour or just revolutionizing watersports in general, Lenny can be a hard guy to keep track of. Luckily we were able to...
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Kai Lenny and Mo Freitas take on Jaws with standup paddleboards and talk about the benefits and some of their best rides…plus some insane footage:
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Stand up world series championships recap
HOLDING OFF THE PACK How Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde delivered the Goods at this Year’s 2016 SUP World Championship Series by Evelyn O’Doherty Dynamic, adventurous and highly skilled. These words describe each of the Top Men’s and Women’s competitors in this year’s 2016 SUP World Championship Series. The tour held stops in Japan for...
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Zane Schweitzer wins the Open Stand Up Paddlesurfing Exhibition at Ho'okipa with a mind bending display of performance surfing
Spectacular conditions see Maui’s own Kai Lenny take the overall win at the World Series Finals after a weekend of world class racing This past weekend of racing proved to be nothing short of spectacular, as ideal downwind conditions on Day 1 for the World famous Maliko run came together with pumping surf at what...
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Hydrofoil Revolution “Connor Baxter”]Once we got the foils up it was so much fun, it was an everlasting wave Video and text by Rod Parmenter Hydrofoils have been around for over 100 years and If you’ve seen America’s Cup boats up on their foils you understand the excitement and renewed interest in hydrofoils. In kiteboarding,...
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A Mix Of Mortals And Superstars | The Night Before Pacific Paddle Games
I pulled into the big parking lot at Doheny State Beach only to find Kai Lenny standing dripping wet with a huge smile on his face. He had just gotten off the water after using his new GoPro for the very first time and was pretty stoked about it. We chatted for awhile, I wished...
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Kai Lenny has been a waterman since in the womb, having grown up on the swell rich north shore of Maui and being son to waterman Martin Lenny, it didn’t take long for him to pick up a surfboard and start shredding. Since then, Kai has grown into an elite multifaceted waterman mastering big wave...
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Red Bull Heavy Water announced as an addition to the 2016 Stand Up World Series Circuit
3x Racing World Champion Kai Lenny and 40 of the World’s Top Athletes to Compete in the San Francisco Bay in September 2016 Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, is announced as part of the 2016 Stand Up World Series circuit, with an event window from...
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Casper Steinfath wins the sprints & overall at Stop #1 of the 2016 World Series in Japan to take the yellow jersey going into Germany
Casper Steinfath wins the sprints & overall at Stop #1 of the 2016 World Series in Japan to take the yellow jersey going into Germany It was an emotional day for the young Danish talent Casper Steinfath (Naish), having already secured an impressive 3rd place in the fiercely competitive long distance race on Day 1...
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This video is epic! Kai Lenny and Mo Freitas standup paddle so huge waves at Jaws.  They make some great ones, but there is some pretty sick carnage in there as well.  I have to hand it to these athletes out there charging…This takes serious practice, skill and balls of steal.    
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“With the biggest swell that hit Pe’ahi this season so far, there were arguably the biggest wave ever paddled in at Peahi. So big names like Kai Lenny, Shane Dorian, Ian and DK Walsh and more braved these glassy bombs” –Xensr
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“Aloha all, and thanks for watching this short video of JAWS Peahi Maui yesterday. The waves were incredibly huge so I decided to make a day of it. Aerial video was shot with the #DJIPhantomProfessional and additional footage with the Panasonic FZ1000. Please comment down below if you can identify any of the watermen in...
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Kai Lenny Top Turn Frame 3
Step 1: The most important thing about a good top turn is a great bottom turn. Remember this, you want to feel the compression on your legs as you approach the crest of the wave. Step 2: Transitioning your speed back down the face is critical to shifting your weight over the downward rail. Just...
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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby are crowned 2015 World Champions It was an epic close to the 2015 season here at Turtle Bay, as we saw extremely competitive racing and dramatic finishes in both the long distance and sprint racing that led to the crowning of 2 new World Champions for 2015. Kai Lenny (Naish)...
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