Kaholo 14 (kit)

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Kaholo 14 (kit) Description

With its uncanny speed, the Kaholo 14 has found a following among racers. The 14 is better for larger paddlers (or those who might carry along dogs or small kids). There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time boatbuilder, or better-looking. The Kaholos are okoume marine plywood, stitched-and-glued together and sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy, with a grid of bulkheads and stiffeners inside to make the boards stiff and light. Kits include premium nonskid deck pads, cut to shape, breather tubes, and custom laminated skegs. The comprehensive instruction manual suggests ways to customize your board with fabrics and other stylish tweaks.

Kaholo 14 (kit) Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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Kaholo 14 (kit) Reviews

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As a build it your own kit I…

Submitted by: paddler437765 on 6/18/2018

As a build it your own kit I must say for a beginner with no previous knowledge of woodworking or boat making, their kits were fun and educational that even after one of my boards dropped(it was a bad day) I was able to fix it over a weekend. Plans or kit (which included epoxy and fiberglass) was a joy to build especially if you're the type who gets a kick out of building something and riding it. I had fun building the 14' I bought the other one (12'6"). All you need are a few tools and a one car garage size area or a living room and about a week's worth of build time. These boards track very straight and I could paddle 7 times on one side and not be off course. Not the surf wave kind of board but definitely a touring. Our 14' carries me(160lb) and our boxer who is about 66lbs. My wife rides the 12'6" which is perfect for her 5' height and sometimes can carry the dog. Overall: if you have the time, tools, space, do it.


Stable and fun. I tried one…

Submitted by: leveraction on 5/28/2014
Stable and fun. I tried one at a CLC demo. I figured I would fall off before I even got on it. I was surprised by how stable it was and how well it tracked. Pros Lightweight stable and tracks true. I like the dry hatch its great for wallet and keys etc. Great visibility you can see things you will miss in a kayak. Cons Cost and the fact it is a kit not a ready made SUP Usage Exercise and short trips

I love the board! It was easy…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/5/2014
I love the board! It was easy to build and a very fun project. I made it a hybrid board with a cedar strip top with many inlays. I want to build the 12' board for my wife. Pros Good price for a good product. Cons There is really nothing that I dislike about the board or the kit. Usage Many use is on flat water to sight see and fun exercise.

built this board in about 2…

Submitted by: kayacric60 on 5/17/2013
built this board in about 2 weeks to finish. Varnished the top and marine epoxy the rest. Have patience and follow the directions and all will be rewarded. I also added a hatch to store stuff. When on the shore i pop the hatch to help the board breath Pros very stable and fast. I use it for flat water paddling but it handles chop well. Learning to move forward and back to trim is handy, does downwind runs well too, mine weighed in at 37# Cons cant surf it to well at least not me must be vented or it will explode with the hot air inside Usage i will paddle in grand traverse bay for recreation and exercise, usually 3-4 miles or so. Stop laydown take a break then go some more. Love it