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Kahuna Description

The Kahuna from Kaku Kayak has been the most popular fishing hybrid on the market among water sports enthusiasts since its debut in 2015. The Kahuna is a unique vessel that features a Kaku-designed modified-V Hull. Due to its great stability and paddling efficiency, the Kahuna can be paddled as a SUP or a kayak. Paddlers have found many different ways to customize the Kahuna, ranging from rigs for simple recreation to more sophisticated prostyle setups for fishing. Due to the great success of previous Kahuna versions, Kaku Kayak Owner Kevin Hawkins decided to keep the previous hull design.

The new Kahuna offers extreme stability, versatility and durability. Mount coolers, seats, storage boxes, rod holders and more to its rugged frame. It’s the first paddle craft of its kind to offer fully integrated mounting for the Micro Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor!

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Kahuna Specs and Features

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

Additional Attributes

  • Carry handle
  • Bungee
  • Tie downs
  • Powerpole integrated mount
  • 8" round hatch
  • 18" recessed top-load aluminum gear tracks
  • Three inserts for optional 12" gear track

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Most reviews here come after…

Submitted by: paddler450757 on 7/9/2018

Most reviews here come after a few rides. I have owned a Kahuna for just over a year now. It is a very stable board, but the weight limit is low compared to similar rotomolded boards. With me, cooler, fishing gear and trolley, we were close to the max, which made me work harder at balance. With nothing but me, it was amazing, although the surface has waves and tends to flex under my weight. It tracks very well, easy to keep straight or to turn quickly. The hatch seemed to leak, so the dealer sealed it with silicone. I wouldn't trust it to stay dry until you have used it a few times. Fishing off it was easy, but my feet stayed in water due to the board sitting low under the weight. Any movement seemed to let water come over the sides. It does not come with a paddle. Lots of tie downs and equipment rails. Great board for beginners, but be sure to compare specs with other rotomolded boards before making a final purchase. Not the best board in my opinion, but a strong contender.


In the market and had an…

Submitted by: paddler236974 on 7/26/2016
In the market and had an opportunity to try out a demo of this SUP from Lee at our great local shop, Tally Yakkers here in Tallahassee., Florida. We did just about 13 miles on the Kinchafonee just outside Albany, GA. It’s a shallow winding river and the conditions were great. I was really impressed with the stability and versatility of this SUP – even when moving around rocks and limbs and through fast moving water. I was able to move freely around the board and never felt like it was going to tip or flip. It had good tie-down space up front for my bag and a nice padded and contoured deck. I could definitely see this being stable enough to fish off of as well. It’s not light per-se, but was very manageable moving and getting on and off the car. Best part of the paddle was drafting less than an inch and going through areas that everyone else was having issues with. Great SUP!

The best of both worlds with…

Submitted by: paddler236785 on 5/19/2016
The best of both worlds with its kayak tracking ability, and its completely flat deck. It's stable and light with rotomolded strength. This thing is an unbelievable fly casting platform!!

I have used many different…

Submitted by: slissow01 on 3/16/2016
I have used many different kayaks and paddleboards. This is by far my favorite. They are very stable, easy to fish from and enjoyable to ride. Would highly recommend it.