Kai Medeiros has some new friends. As an avid long boarder at Pleasure Point, he’s always enjoyed the presence of testy short boarders and treacherous beginners. Now, Kai has some awesome new neighbors in the lineup.
“On a nice summer day at the Point, my surf buddies can often include what seems like 500 people. For example, this afternnon I had the pleasure of surfing with a number of disciples of the new movement known as SUP (Stand Up Paddling). They must been really friendly, because they wanted to share every set wave with me and went out of their way to make sure that I would never be lonely on a wave,” he explains of his newfound friendship.
Despite the clogged lineups, Kai has been determined to better his surf game, and the results are starting to show, as he currently sits in first in the ISF High School Men’s Long Board division.
When he’s not dodging donkey’s and dorks at the Point, Kai uses his focus for sports,school, and volunteer work. As a Junior at Harbor High school, Kai currently holds down a 3.7 GPA, plays on the Water Polo Team and swims with the Varsity swim team. He also volunteers as a surfing escort with the Ride A Wave Program, which allows disabled and/or disadvantaged children and adults to experience the ocean and ocean-related activities.
With a good head on his shoulders, and talent to spare, Kai is on track to establish himself as an esteemed and respected Santa Cruz surfer in no time.