Lenny begins bid for another title with Sunset win

FIRST PHOTO: Kai Lenny of Paia competes on the way to winning the Stand Up Paddle World Tour’s season-opening event at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore on Thursday. Lenny has won the season points title each of the last two years – the 2013 season has six scheduled stops, with the next in April, in Brazil.

SECOND PHOTO: Lenny celebrates after his winning score of 15.50 in the final. Robin Johnston of Oahu was second with a 9.95, followed by Haiku’s Kody Kerbox with a 9.35. Tahiti’s Poenaiki Raioha (8.00) was fourth.