Kai Bates in Indonesia | An Epic SUP Surfing Safari

For Australian SUP phenom Kai Bates, ripping on world-class waves is just part of his daily routine. Bates has the type of life that most of us dream of: traveling to the world to SUP surf idyllic waves with his best friends. Meanwhile, the rest of us can live vicariously through Bates thanks to the latest video of him ripping in Indonesia. Bates and filmmaker Forrest Ladkin went to the tropical nation and despite the lack of large swell, they still had a blast. As usual, Bates still managed to absolutely shred  and make a case for himself being one of standup paddling’s top surfers. So take a peek into the life of one of SUP surfing’s young stars.


Video of Bates’ recent trip to Papua New Guinea to SUP surf a croc-infested tidal bore.

Bates and other SUP surfing youth go island hopping in this rad progressive SUP surfing edit.