Country: South Africa
Specialty: Racing, Surf, Foil
Facebook: Ethan Koopmans
Current Residence: Maui, HI
Home break or spot: Ho’okipa
Titles or awards: N1SCO Worlds Champion
Currently riding: Maliko, Hover 135, Hover Comet, Thrust Surf
Other Sponsors: Sunski
Hobbies: Cooking, Diving, Kiting, Big Wave Surfing
How did you get into SUP?
My mom bought a board for the family and I’ve been hooked ever since.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
What’s in your backpack when traveling?
Headphones, Extra pair of clothes, and charging cables
Top five songs on your latest playlist?
A$AP Mob – Bachelor
ScHoolboy Q – Studio
John Mayer – New Light
Desmond Cheese – Polyfizzel Dizzel
Pink Floyd – One of These Days
Favorite post session beverage?
Favorite post session food?
Something light like a nutritional smoothie
You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
I’m going to Micronesia i’m bringing everything and taking my brother and Georgia.
Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting or SUPing?
Surfing and free diving.
What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Moving to Maui and staying positive.
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Don’t cry because it’s over smile because it happened.”
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Team Naish Dominates at Stand Up World Series Maui Finals with Kai Lenny Taking the Overall Win
Kai Lenny Finishes in First at the 2016 Molokai2Oahu in Record Breaking Time
Team Naish Finishes Strong with Javelin Maliko 14’0” Race Boards at the 2016 Olukai Ho‘olaule‘a
Kai Lenny Crowned 2015 SUP World Series Champion at Turtle Bay
Kai Lenny Finishes Second in 2015 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championship
Team Naish Finishes Top Three on 14 Foot Javelins at the 2015 Maui to Molokai Race