Kelly Slater, First Dig At The Hydrofoil, Fiji

We've all seen how proficient Kai Lenny is on the foil. Well, here's Kelly Slater's first wrangle with the strangest board in surfing. Stab-admired lensman Rod Owen was in position to bear witness.

"It was out Namotu lefts on a super glassy afternoon, Kai Lenny was out there with his brother Ridge. Both were ripping on the thing, which is still in the prototype stage. Waves were three-to-four feet with some nice little toobs. Slats rocked up after about an hour of the boys riding it and seemed frothing to have a go. He attempted three waves. To me it showed how much of a talent Kai really is, if the best surfing in history was having issues with this craft..."

"Kai Lenny has us all fooled." Proclaimed Kelly via our Instagram post. "He's a magician on this craft."