Published on June 27th, 2014 | by Jacob Kelly Quinlan
Interview with Kai Lenny on River Surfing
While down at the Payette River Games I was fortunate enough to meet professional surfer, Kai Lenny. Kai is a big hero of mine. The dude competes in SUP, kite surfing, ocean surfing and just this week he was trying out our beloved sport, river surfing. Before coming to the games Kai surfed his first river wave in the Boise River Park.
Kai had tons of fun on the wave down there and registered to compete in the river surfing competition. For only being on a river wave a handful of times, the young Hawaiian did very well! Kai is used to the term “waterman” as he does pretty much anything he can the involves a board on water but the PRGs highlighted a new generation of waterman who surfs and SUPs far from any ocean.
It was great getting Kai’s thoughts on river surfing. With it still being so new to him I think he gave us an honest and enthusiastic view of the sport. My favourite part of the whole interview, when he said he would like a river wave in his backyard, even with perfect Hawaiian surf available.
Stoke and flow,