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NOVEMBER 17, 2021
    Aloha surfers and beachgoers. Mid-November is still seeing some fun south swells that reached just over- head — a rarity for this late in the season. In fact, the re- cent south in town was big- ger than country at the time — another rarity.
La Niña For Surf And For Expectant Dad Kai Lenny
 Another feature of our La Niña pattern are more light and variable days. We had nearly 10 days straight of ultra light winds! This meant many glassy mornings and mushy mid-day/afternoon sea breezes.
Kai is one of our sport’s most articulate athletes and kicked off this big news break with “And then there were four! I can’t be- lieve I’m gonna be a dad to TWINS!” via Instagram. He added, “...about to drop into the greatest ride of my life.”
Surfer Kai Lenny, with partner Molly Payne, recently announced that they were expecting twin daughters. Lenny posted a video of himself surfing and revealing the babies’ gender to his Instagram account. PHOTO COURTESY WSL
in a very tangible way. He knows how to handle nerves and focus. Unlike facing an 80-foot wave all alone, this time he will have Molly to share the stoke and respon-
Nowadays, with all the latest computer models we can foresee swells a week or more out. This means surfers have plenty time to prepare physically and men- tally. They have time to get pumped in sheer anticipa- tion of the joy that’s yet to come. It is truly one of the greatest blessings — not just in surfing, but in life.
We wish Kai and Molly all the best, anticipating the grandest adventure of their young lives.
World-renowned champi- on big wave rider and wa- terman Kai Lenny, age 29, is about to ride the biggest adventure of his lifetime: He and his beautiful part- ner Molly Payne will have twins April 21.
Of course, Kai was all over it and, as usual, had plenty standout moments. So, Kai was already on a high when he got the news of his twins a couple days later.
ing — and getting tubed — on huge wave, pulled the pin on a pink/purple smoke-filled canister. The incredibly creative gender reveal is on his Instagram and with it, a glimpse into his future: “I’ m going to be a girl dad!”
Indeed, Kai feels that his career of courage and daring discipline has prepared him
It was Nov. 2. Hawai‘i had the Pe‘ahi — aka Jaws — season opener with an average 15-20-foot waves.
Oh, just in case you were wondering, Kai, while rid-
GQ, droppin’ in 4 U!
sibility. Oh, and Kai’s folks live down the street.
And mahalo to you for sharing our surf adventures in Midweek’s Windward O‘ahu Voice.
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