The information has surprised more than one SUP fan in the world. Kai Lenny, the incredible young Hawaiian waterman has announced the end of its collaboration with historical partner Naish! After 16 years of a rich and long collaboration with the Hawaiian brand and a strong history with his mentor Robby Naish, it is time to move on for Kai, although at this time, no information is filtering about any new potential new partner(s).
This is what Kai Lenny had to say on his Facebook page along with a beautiful video retracing 16 years of partnership with Naish:
“Words cannot begin to express the amount of gratitude I have towards Robby Naish and his company Naish for the incredible support I have experienced over the past 16 years. Naish was my first major sponsor and has been with me through thick and thin, the good times and the bad, as well as being there throughout my journey of fulfilling childhood dreams of becoming a world champion athlete. It is with a heavy heart that I will no longer be a team rider for Naish. This has been one of the toughest decisions I have had to make thus far in my career, but I am excited for the road ahead as I stay committed to becoming the best athlete and person I can be.”