The Karla is the third collaboration between Danish designer Jesper Kromann-Andersen and Current Designs. This installment brings even more nimbleness and wave riding capability to the paddler. Compared to the Sisu, the Karla is slightly shorter and narrower with additional volume in the bow as added measure against pearling. The Karla is a user friendly kayak to being your exploration of the surf zone and facilitate your adventures. Expert paddlers will equally appreciate this dynamic design.
I am very happy with this boat. At 5'4" and about 150 lbs, I enjoy the smaller size of the LV. The boat dances on the water and is very responsive in waves. The skeg helps with weathercocking and is an easy drop-down lever. I haven't had a chance to surf this boat, but reviews say it is excellent for that. Storage capacity is a bit limited (it is 15' 3"), so touring may be limited to shorter trips and good planning. I have had a bit of leakage into bulkheads and need to work that out (only reason for not giving 5 stars).