Stab Magazine | Kai Lenny Mauls Hand In Freak Accident, Goes To Emergency Room And Returns To Jaws Three Hours Later (Not To Surf)

Kai Lenny Mauls Hand In Freak Accident, Goes To Emergency Room And Returns To Jaws Three Hours Later (Not To Surf)

When carabiners attack.

news // Nov 22, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Happy, go-lucky Kai Lenny, the man that enjoys 20-foot days at Jaws like it’s two-foot Lowers, even seems to be able to smile through gruesome injuries.

This week Kai seriously mauled his right hand in somewhat of a freak accident, ultimately ending up the emergency room. 

“The carabiner from the bowline hooked on my hand as my JetSki was dragged onto the rocks at Jaws and ripped a good chunk,” Kai explained on Insta.

Smiling like it’s no big deal, Kai’s fucking gnarly. That shit looks like it would be so painful. 

His team got him packaged up and from the cliff to the hospital in about 40 minutes, where the docs stitched meaty paw back together.

And because Kai’s such a nice boy, with hand bundled up like a mummy, less than three hours later he was back at Jaws helping his crew extricate the smashed ski from the rocks via helicopter.

“Now the rocks are clean and this chapter is closed,” he succinctly explained.

Like I said, Kai’s gnarly. No word yet on the full extent of the injury or what the recovery time will be.


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