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Kai Lenny
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Personal information
Born October 8, 1992 (1992-10-08) (age 28)
Paia, Hawaii
Residence Maui, Hawaii
Surfing career
Best year 2012
Sponsors Red Bull, Nike, Hurley, Oakley, GoPro
Major achievements 2013 SUP Race World Champion, 2013 Sup Wave World Champion, 2013 SUP Overall World Champion, 2013 Vice KSP Kiting World Champion, 2012 World SUP Race Champion, 2012 Hawaii Island Finals SUP pro Winner, Sunset Beach SUP pro Winner
Surfing specifications
Stance Regular
Quiver KT SUP, 4.7 Goya Sails, Quatro Boards, Keith Teboul custom bords
Favorite waves Jaws (beach)
Favorite maneuvers Stand up paddle surfing

Kai Lenny is a big wave surfer, stand-up paddle (SUP) surfer and racer, surfer, tow-in surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer, wing foiler and celebrity watersports enthusiast. Lenny lives in Maui.

Career

Lenny achieved recognition in 2012 with first place at the Hawaii Island Finals SUP pro, and first place at the Sunset Beach SUP pro.

Kai Lenny claimed the SUP racing world champion title when he won the seasons finals of the first Standup World Series championship races held at Turtle Bay Resort, O'ahu, Hawaii on 13–14 September 2012.

In February of 2020 Lenny won the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge, at Praia do Norte, in Portugal. The contest ran in massive waves and included the participation of the best big wave riders in the world.

He is also known for big beach clean-ups in Hawaii.

Personal life

Kai Lenny is in a relationship with Maui-based interior designer Molly Payne.

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