The Stand Up World Tour came to a dramatic close with the Hawaii Island Finals event, where 18-year-old phenom Kai Lenny won the event and the title of World Champion!
The Tour�s final stop took place at Honoli�i on the Big Island, in two to three foot surf. Despite great performances from Antoine Delpero and Leco Salazar, as well as Kai�s archrival of the year, Peyo Lizarazu, Kai kept his cool and went above and beyond � shredding in all four heats of the 40-man main event.
Back in February, Kai had also pocketed the first stop in the tour, at Oahu�s Sunset Beach. Kai took third in Anglet, France in the second stop. He had an off-day in Tahiti, but scored second in the tour�s fourth stop in Brazil. This week, he brought it all home to a well-deserved victory.
The goal of the Tour is the global pursuit of the world�s best in stand-up paddle surfing. That person was crowned, in an emotional close to the 2010 Stand Up World Tour. Congratulations, Kai Lenny!!!