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Even on break, Lenny can’t stay away from ocean fun

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Kai Lenny drives through Central Maui, headed in search of waves generated by a south swell.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    In between surf sessions, Kai Lenny joined mom Paula Lenny, left, and girlfriend Molly Payne for lunch and his favorite banana cream pie at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu, Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Multisport ocean athlete Kai Lenny stands in a storage room at his Spreckelsville home where he keeps some of his standup paddleboards and paddles, big-wave guns, windsurfing gear, kiteboards, hydrofoils and travel bags. There are four others in various locations. “I have so much equipment it’s kind of hard to fit it in,” Lenny said. “I’m constantly transitioning boards in and out.”

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A stand-out foilboarder, Kai Lenny assembles his gear before hitting the waves at Ukumehame, Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A custom board by Gerry Lopez and the green jersey he wore while winning a recent big-wave surfing contest in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, are displayed in Kai Lenny’s bedroom.

On the last day of August, with West Maui reporting waist-high swells, Kai Lenny was driving to Mala at the north end of Lahaina as he enjoyed a rare 11-day break at home in Paia while sitting atop the standings in the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour and the World Surf League’s Big Wave Tour. Read more

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