KAI HING

For a bit more insight into Kai's career, here's an interview from our friends at Surfing Life from 2015:

Full Name: Kai Alan Hing

Age: 18

Hometown: Sunshine Coast, Australia

Sponsors: Hurley, Oakley, House Of Marley, Creatures Of Leisure, JS Surfboards

Homebreak: Wurtulla Beach

Favorite Surfer: Julian Wilson

Motto: “Don’t go looking around for something you want that cant be found, when you find out you can live without it, going along not thinking about it.”

What inspires you the most? When the little guy takes down the big guy

What is your greatest fear? Living an unhappy life

Best surf video segment of all time? Kalani Robb in Stranger Than Fiction or Andy Irons’ opening section in Trilogy

Where was the last place you wore a tie? At school I had to wear one every day. Did my head in

Who is your hero? My mum

Favorite board dimensions? 5’10” x 18’1/4” x 2’1/4”

Last time you cried? When I watched The Notebook

Favorite world champion? Rabbit

Best WCT event ever? J-Bay

Where will surfing be in five years? In wave pools

Most underrated surfer? Lee Wilson

Buddha or Jesus? Buddha

What’s the farthest you’ve ever had to travel on foot? Doing runarounds at Snapper

Favorite non-surf film? Anything with Will Ferrell

Favorite artist? Jean-Michel Basquiat

Worst enemy? My mind

Worst tattoo you’ve ever seen? Southern Crosses

What’s the worst wave you’ve ever surfed? Somewhere in China

Best thing a girl has ever said to you? “You have nice hands.”

Dream sponsor? A fuel company

Is it OK to tow? If you’re into that kind of thing

How many world titles will Kelly win? 11

Who is the best US president of all time and why? I heard Roosevelt was pretty rad

Best book you’ve ever read? Snowing In Bali

Tupac or Biggie? That’s like asking “food or water.” Can’t live without either

In a perfect world… There would be no war.

Would you rather get a cover or win a Prime? Win a Prime

What is your finest quality? I love to learn

Does surfing belong in the mainstream? Probably not, but I guess that’s where it’s going.

Will Facebook die? Everything dies

Do you do your hair? I wash it and brush it. I stop there, though

Dumbest purchase? Anything you buy in Bali

Best non-surfing experience? Finding the perfect coffee shop 

@KAIHING1

 

D.O.B: 23-May-1997

Height: 5’10″ (178 cm)

Weight: 68 kg - 150 lbs

Stance: Natural

Born: Sunshine Coast

Resides: Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Favourite Wave Types: South Straddie

Career Highlights:
2015 - 1st, WSL Australasia Pro Junior Tour
2015 - 1st, Taranaki Pro Junior
2014 - 3rd, Piping Hot Surf Festival Torquay (WQS)
2014 - 2nd, Rangiroa Pro Junior
2013 - 1st, Taj Small Fries u/16, Quarters,
2013 - Perfect 10 at World Juniors
2013 - 1st, Australian King of the Groms,
2013 - 1st, U16 National Grom Search,
2013 - 1st, QLD Grom Search
2013 - 1st, NSW Grom Search

Sponsors:
Billabong, Oakley, JS Surfboards, House of Marley, Creatures of Leisure, Vestal Watches


JULIAN WILSON

JOEL PARKINSON

OWEN WRIGHT

MIKEY WRIGHT

ACE BUCHAN

DUSTY PAYNE

OCCY

KAI HING

CALEB TANCRED

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