Updated: 2/12/2013 01:22 PST
JIMMY KIMMEL beat us to it. He got Kai the surfboard and wetsuit on tonight's show. Kai will probably give it to someone and has updated that he has given away everything that has been given to him since this all started. Kai has requested the funds be donated to the family of Rayshawn Neely, the family man who was injured in the accident that started the story. Rayshawn was pinned against his work vehicle and suffered a broken right leg and foot. This is an odd situation because the scope of the campaign changed. I don't want to let anyone down so I will have a full announcement tomorrow. I wanted to update the main page so it's clear what's going on for anyone that is considering contributing. Thanks everyone and I will update tomorrow. Mike C
Kai was apparently picked up by a man in a deranged mental state. When the man attacked a utility worker with his truck Kai came to the rescue stopping him before he harmed anyone else. Kai seems like all he really wants to do is surf. Let's chip in and buy Kai a new surfboard and wetsuit so he can surf without having to borrow. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Kai let me know. I'll also need to get in touch with a local surfshop to coordinate the exchange.
Story here compliments of theblaze.com:
Local news story about the incident:
Note: Kai apparently has a facebook and seems to be somewhat reachable. I'm in California so this may make things easier. If Kai is still in Fresno, he's not too close to water. He'll need to get there to ride his hero wave.
UPDATE: Kai has been contacted about the fundraiser. I've also contacted a surf shop in Mavericks (which he mentions in the vid) about setting something up. I'll update once I hear back. We're going to make this happen people!