With every generation comes a few rare watermen who redefine the spectrum of ocean sports. Guys like Duke Kahanamoku, Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater, the ones whose impacts on our sports shape the course of their culture and performance.
For the millennial generation, that athlete is Kai Lenny.
We’ve seen it all from this kid—multiple world champion titles in SUP surfing, a record in M20, some of the most progressive big-wave surfing, kiting and windsurfing known to man and the invention of downwind foilboarding. Still, it seems like every month he comes out with something new we’ve never seen before. How much can one man wow the world? To be honest, we were almost growing numb to it.
Then we saw Paradigm Lost.
The new film by Red Bull profiling Lenny and an all-star cast of surfers, windsurfers, foilboarders, kiteboarders and paddlers is a rapid-fire barrage of mind-blowing clips that inspire more awe than a person can process in one viewing. The fun it showcases from so many sports is enough to convince an athlete of any one discipline to try the rest. And the overall takeaway—an appreciation for multi-discipline athletes, a cross-pollination of ocean sports and a melding of their cultures, along with some of the craziest foiling footage we’ve ever seen—represents a great movement on the water. Evolution. Progress. Paradigms lost and paradigms found. And a whole new spectrum on the horizon.
We highly recommend you check it out for yourself. And lucky you, full video is streaming free on Red Bull TV until October 9!