Published on January 17th, 2024 | by Supworldmagazine
Kai Lenny Cracks Helmet on Pipeline Reef | « It May Have Saved My Life »
During the Stand Up Paddle division at the Backdoor Shootout, Kai Lenny caught his first wave of the heat. Despite being considered a small wave for him, navigating the powerful waves at Pipe always carries potential risks. Fortunately, Kai made a crucial decision to wear a helmet for the first time at Pipe. A stroke of good fortune indeed, as the visible crack on the helmet suggests that he may have collided with the reef, potentially avoiding a more serious head injury.
After which he said on his IG: « First time wearing a helmet at Pipeline and it may have saved my life. I don’t remember much except that it was during my heat in the Backdoor Shootout and the lifeguards sat me down in a chair at the beach park. I have a solid concussion and some bleeding out of my left ear. All should be fine, just need some time. » He was sent to Pali Momi Hospital and from the looks of it, he should make a quick recovery.