TAG Heuer Kai Lenny in Paris
— The ultra-talented Kai Lenny, American surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer, and six-time world stand-up paddle champion on the largest waves in the world, was in Paris with TAG Heuer.
Barely 22 years old and already six times world stand-up paddle champion, Kai Lenny surfs monstrous wave. Kai means “ocean” in Hawaiian, and that is precisely where he comes from. He was born on the island of Maui in 1992 and grew up near to the giant Jaws and Hookipa waves. By the age of 4, he could already stand on his board, and could windsurf aged 6, do stand-up paddling at 7 and kitesurf by the age of 9.
What makes him different? It’s not his daring, but his willingness to tackle any challenge. Just like when he challenged the winner of the America’s Cup, Oracle USA, a $15 million yacht, to a race on his $1,500 board between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. And he almost won! However he did manage to win six world championships and worldwide recognition for this new discipline. “My philosophy is to live every day as if it were my last, to have fun, to never give up and to be the best that I can be”.
He stopped off in Paris to pay a visit to the TAG Heuer boutique at 104 avenue des Champs-Elysées. After being welcomed by the entire TAG Heuer team, he chose an Aquaracer 300 Metres water-resistant chronograph equipped with a rubber strap to give it a sporty edge.