Kai Lenny: Mavericks Black Walls of Doom

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Kai Lenny’s newest video release features footage from Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California when the giant awoke on Dec. 20th 2018. As we’ve recently witnessed in Kai’s massive performance at the Pea’hi Challenge in November 2018, this cross over athlete is single handedly redefining the standard and possibility for big wave surfing. Kai Lenny continues to raise the bar & the perspective of what’s possible out there.

“Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity.” – Seneca

We could also say that SUCCESS is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. That is certainly the case with stand up paddle athlete turned big wave surfer: dynamic waterman, Kai Lenny.

Kai’s lifetime of preparation, study and love of big waves leads him to this moment in waterman history where is he redefining the parameters of what big wave surfing looks like through his edgy performance style surfing on 40-60 foot waves.

Watch this incredible video footage by @ryanjohnson.mov , @johnnydpbp , @dompdua and @kaiwatermanmedia to see the next level of what’s possible.

Film:  MAVERICKS:  Black Walls of Doom
Filmmaker/Editors:  Ryan Johnson @ryanjohnson.muv
John Decesare/Poor Boy Productions  @johnnydpbp
Dom Padua/Powerlines Productions    @dompadua
Kai Waterman Media


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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.