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Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« on: March 29, 2017, 06:38:45 PM »
I can't even comment on his alien water skills. Big Island to Maui. No paddle, no nothing.

If any of you talk about life vests or sunscreen I'll troll you til admin throws me off of here. ;) This is next level.

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/kai-lenny-just-crossed-the-50-mile-channel-between-the-big-island-and-maui-on-a-shortboard-and-foil/

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 08:37:05 PM »
Holy shit.
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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 08:53:21 PM »
surfcowboy- wot no leash? :) :) :) And the drawstring on his shorts looks like it hasn't got a double knot in it either, risking a fried chipolata :) :)

Skills beyond belief. It's curious how the way he moves on that foil reminds me of the distinctive way that Laird moves. He is Laird 2.0, the miniaturised millennium version.



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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 09:24:31 PM »
Kai Lenny is so off the charts.

Shortboard, a foil and trunks. No PFD, no paddle, no leash, no nada.

Can't wait to find out details.

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 09:39:36 PM »
Wo... This is going to be one big story... What next? The Bering Strait? It is about 82 kilometres (51 mi) wide at its narrowest point...
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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 12:04:53 AM »
Maybe this has been leaked a couple of days early?

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 01:56:06 AM »
Well, nothing but a support boat, a film crew, helicopter and 2 or 3 drones.

But still, amazing feat. And yeah I'm sure we'll see some footage. This is probably a teaser for a video.

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 03:56:16 AM »
Maybe this has been leaked a couple of days early?

Kai posted it himself...
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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 04:52:28 AM »
Maybe this has been leaked a couple of days early?

Kai posted it himself...

Yes I know.. I read it straight after he posted it but I'm thinking 50 miles in the open ocean is hard to believe.. so I can't wait to hear/read more about it.. and see the vid.

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 07:28:38 AM »
Wow!  Any indications on time/speed?

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Re: Kai Lenny foils 50 miles on a shortboard!?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 12:12:35 PM »
Looks like he's doing the M2O crossing now.. I just saw some live vid and it's a bit hard to see in the vid but it seems like he's pumping and gliding constantly.. It's hard to believe that anyone could hold surf-stance for so many hours non stop.. The guy's a freak.