Kai Sallas The Slipper Surfboards
Kai Sallas is a classic example of the Hawaiian longboarding aesthetic. Mentored by high-performance longboarding legends like Bonga Perkins and Russ K, Kai has proven himself on the world stage, taking 3rd and 2nd on the WSL Longboard Tour in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and also winning the ISA longboard world championships in 2018. But he is also a world-class logger, having honed his traditional skills at his home break of Queen’s Beach in Waikiki. Thus, it makes sense that his quiver would allow him to both shred and style his way to victory.
Kai’s other model is the Slipper, a round pin longboard with a pulled-in nose that is built for going fast and jamming turns in the pocket. When it’s hollow and critical, or when he simply feels like taking his longboard vertical, Kai turns to his 9'0" x 22" x 2 5/8" Slipper to do the job. Next time you are out at Queens, keep an eye out for Kai and check out what he’s riding. After all, the best way to improve your surfing is to watch the best and see what they are riding!
Talking Boards With World Champion Longboarder Kai Sallas