I was a nanny when I was in college at Cal Poly, and my charge is now a 10 year-old surfing boy-wonder! Kalani Kai was born into a surfing family and spent many years living in Hawaii. He now lives in Pebble Beach, Ca and is trained in the art of surfing by the amazing Noah Greenberg, owner of the famed Carmel Surf Lessons School. Watching Kalani Kai carve a wave is a religious experience, and witnessing Noah coach him jovially from the water brings a smile to every passers-by face. I was lucky enough to be invited down to photograph Kalani Kai and the Carmel Surf Lessons School in session at Spanish Bay one weekend this summer.
Kalani Kai rocks an O'Neill wetsuit and was gifted a very special Super Brand board. Follow his journey on Instagram at #theincredibleboy. If you're ever looking to learn to surf in the Carmel or Pebble Beach area, I highly recommend Carmel Surf Lessons - the entire staff feels like a family and every student has a blast!