I’ve travelled with Kai for around 10 years on tour so to go on a trip and go surfing away from the contest scene was pure gold. We started calling him Old Bones on tour because he was always falling apart with injuries. The nickname doesn’t really suit him though, he’s got more energy than any of us and was psyching on surfing all the cool little set-ups the island had to offer. He’s such good company and provided plenty of laughs. Kai did the turn of the trip, a huge straight frontside air, unfortunately nobody captured it. It will only take him a few years to get over it. Luckily he ripped into some other big moves for the lensmen.