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#KAI RIDES SWITZERLAND

The Hawaiian professional surfer was on an adventurous trip to discover the incredible landscapes in Switzerland.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, 14th July 2017

The world-renowned brand of Tag Heuer hosted their ambassador Kai Lenny(surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer, and seven-times world stand-up paddle champion on the largest waves in the world) to Switzerland, so that he can follow sportive activities like climbing, snowboarding and paragliding and also to practice his favorite sports in some unusual places. The champion Kai Lenny was accompanied by his father and of course the Tag Heuer team. He took part in his favorite sport activities at an altitude of over 3000 meters. ,but the settings and conditions were different: hydrofoil Windsurfing on the Lac de Mauvoisin and hydrofoil kite-surfing at the Riffelsee lake, with the Matterhorn as his backdrop! 

On his second day Kai was joined by fellow athlete Géraldine Fasnacht( Friend of Tag Heuer brand and champion free-rider with eleven international victories) in a climb from the base of the Breithorn to a height of 4164 meters, before snowboarding back down

Kai has many talents and he showed at this day his hidden talents with incredible stamina on the climb. He impeccably executed technique on the descent. In the evening Kai had a perfect night indulging in Swiss specialities, such as fondue and local wines.On the next day Kai visited the Tag Heuer Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds where he met the staff and tried at first hand the art of watchmaking. His weekend did not stop there and he went on a trip to Lake Geneva. In addition, founder Crystal Renn was also there to watch the members of the Montreux Stand Up Paddle Club and Kai Lenny at the SUP race from Villeneuve to Château de Chillon. Kai proudly wore his tag Heuer sport watch on his wrist a 300 meter Aquaracer feauturing a rubber strap. He uses the watch all the time during his training sessions.

He proved to Tag Heuer that he can Showcase his competitive side and that he perfectly embodies the slogan # DontCrackUnderPressure: do things seriously and confidently.

Kai stated: "My first visit to Switzerland has been a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and a great adventure. It was amazing to have the opportunity to practise my sports in such incredible conditions and settings, and I would like to thank the entire TAG Heuer team for organising this fantastic trip, and my father for accompanying me!"
There is some footage of his Adventure in Switzerland:

TAG Heuer | Kai Lenny Rides Switzerland - Episode 1

 

TAG Heuer | Kai Lenny Rides Switzerland - Episode 2

 

TAG Heuer | Kai Lenny Rides Switzerland - Episode 3

 

TAG Heuer | Kai Lenny Rides Switzerland - Episode 4


Kai loves challenges and during the event he showcased his athletic abilities. He is preparing for his forthcoming stand-up paddle competition. Kai now has a competitive advantage on the usual training, because he climbed to 4164 meters.

Kai means "ocean" in Hawaiian, and that is precisely where he comes from. He was born on the island of Maui in 1992 and grew up closely to giant Jaws and Hookipa waves. Kai was only  4, when he was able to stand on his board. He was 6 when he took on windsurfing, at 7 he was stand-up paddling, and at 9 years old, he was kite surfing. He is only 22 and already a six-time world stand-up paddle champion, Kai Lenny surfs monstrous waves, demonstrating a brand of talent that is out of this world. He is the only person to have surfed in four different disciplines on the same day (tow-in surfing, SUP, windsurfing and kitesurfing). #DontCrackUnderPressure? Well, that is simply never an option when he is on the water
















 

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