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By Jake Howard

Kai McPhillips recently dropped a new video edit entitled Bloodlines. Showcasing the 18-year-old’s vast talent and impeccable style, the film project, as the name would imply, also features a fair bit of ripping from Kai, as well as the rest of his family.

Kai is one of four kids, and his siblings Dax, Ezra and Steele also make appearances in the video, as does their father, Colin. As far as surfing families go, the McPhillips’ roots run deep.

“Being able to share surfing with my dad, my two younger brothers and my sister, it means the world to me,” Kai explained in the film. “And to have them as my best friends, it’s just a bonus.”

Shredding on some Timmy Patterson-shaped boards lately, the powerful regular-footer will be leading the charge for the San Clemente High surf team. There is no doubt that his passion, experience and pure stoke for surfing will help lead the team to great heights.

“The ocean, to me, is like my own personal playground. I’ve been lucky enough to live up the hill my entire life, so it’s always been right there in my backyard,” Kai said.

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