As Kai was growing up, he witnessed legendary watermen not only doing amazing feats on the water, but also inventing new sports. Kai’s willingness to keep an open mind and try the newly developed sports allowed for a very strong foundation in his surfing.
Kai has been lucky enough to grow up around surfing legends like Robby Naish, Dave Kalama, Buzzy Kerbox and Laird Hamilton. Over the years he has absorbed their teachings and knowledge not only in the water but off the water as well. Having such supportive mentors and family helped Kai realize his dream of becoming a professional athlete.