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  • 15' 3" Length
  • 21.5" Width
  • 52 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 3,599 MSRP

Karla LV Description

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. 

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Karla LV Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Length: 15' 3"
  • Width: 21.5"
  • Max Capacity: 375 lbs
  • Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 32.40 × 16.20"
  • Deck Height: 11.5"
  • Primary Material: Fiberglass Composite

Karla LV Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Hull Shape: V-Bottom
  • Chine: Hard

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Touring
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean
  • Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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Karla LV Reviews

Read reviews for the Karla LV by Current Designs Kayaks as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

I am very happy with this...

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).