Big wave surfer Kai Lenny, got his first real recognition in 2012 when he won the Hawaii Island Finals SUP pro. But if you follow him on Instagram you’ll find this Hawaiian is a pretty dab hand at most water sports; learning to surf at the age of four, windsurf at six, stand up surf at seven and kite surf at nine.
Of late, he’s been trying out hydrofoiling and this week (according to his Instagram) he accomplished a huge feat—crossing a 50 mile stretch between the islands of Hawai’i (the Big Island) and Maui.
While the actual distance from island to island is about 30 miles, it doesn’t factor in where Lenny started and ended or how far he veered from his route plan. The fact Lenny achieved this distance is incredible in itself given he didn’t have a motor and as such was entirely reliant on the wind and swell.
Watch Lenny’s technique as he hydrofoils on the North Shore:
But Lenny’s crossing isn’t a one off. As part of a statewide cleanup campaign, he’ll be crossing across ‘the Hawaiian island chain’ to raise awareness of the effects of pollution and ocean litter:
Organisations like 5 Gyres, Surfrider and Hawaii Wildlife Fund have been helping with the campaign, which appears to have been set up in collaboration with Red Bull.
To find out more about the campaign, check out Lenny’s Instagram and stay tuned on ADAPT Network to find out about his next adventure.