Australian Kai Bates leads a life that many folks would envy. He’s a sponsored standup paddler, gets to travel the world and has a steezy SUP surf style. Of course, the latter attribute is the precipitant of the other two perks. And it’s this unique style that makes Bates’ surf edits some of the best in the business.

In this latest example, we find Bates carving, shredding and getting barreled at several different iconic breaks in Indonesia. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video for yourself and see why this Aussie is one of the best SUP surfers on earth.


Watch: Kai Bates SUP surfs a wave for nearly a mile.

Watch: More SUP surfing gold from Kai Bates.