Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Hydrofoil | The Future?

We’ve been hanging out with Kai Lenny this week on the north shore of Maui. After a Maliko Run, he took me aside and told me that he had something that would change downwind standup paddling forever. “In a year, all the top guys will be downwinding on a SUP hydrofoil,” he said. “It’s the fast way to downwind paddle.” Bold claim, but who’s more qualified than Lenny to make that call? Not many folks.

Check out the video above and let us know: do you think this is the future of downwind standup paddling?