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!
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.