Kai Lenny Is ‘Intimidating… Like A Guy Coming And Stealing Your Girl,’ Says GOAT
Life of Kai goes deep on his performances at the Eddie and Sunset.
“Mentally I’m like ‘all these guys made it here and I just got a wildcard’.
Kai Lenny is the right kind of wildcard for Sunset. Executes in the hairy stuff, can mow through chop, good at finding sneaky tubes in heavy-water.
Drawing Filipe Toledo at any wave under eight feet? Lethal. Over eight feet? You saw what happened at Chopes/The Box/Pipe last time they ran in the big stuff. Were it not for a piddly forecast and a cruel seed, Kai had a real chance of taking down some big names. Would have clipped Fil in the opener had he hung on to that hack.
I like Kelly’s analysis of him as a wildcard in CT events, “It’s probably intimidating for the guys Kai competes against. It’s like a guy coming in and stealing your girl”. I wonder how much experience Slater has having his grass cut?
Between the Eddie, Backdoor Shootout and Sunset, it was a long North Shore winter for Kai on the North Shore. “I want to do it all, and I want to get there with my shortboarding,” said the 8x SUP World Champ, 4x Molokai-to-Oahu winner and recipient of countless big wave awards. “Losing is a knife through the ribs. I take it so personally.”
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