A great all around board...
A great all around board for about anything you want to paddle on the water. I started out paddling this board on flat/moving water and its a great shape an size to accommodate about any paddler. Its a very stable board which enables room and weight for gear, dogs, or even the occasional 2nd person. Board also surfs great in the ocean on smaller to medium waves. A true all arounder that performs very well.
Shape, graphics, lift sup handle
could be slightly more narrow for surfing or smaller paddlers
Touring, surf, exercise
The Kraken is my go-to...
The Kraken is my go-to every day board whether I was to cruise around in flat water or bring it out in the surf. I have had mine for two years now and put this board through everything. I’ve dragged it all over the country and had it in rivers, lakes, and everything in between. It’s built with super solid construction. I have smacked the rails so hard with my paddle before as well as knocked it off rocks and whatnot and there are no dings or blemishes at all in the two years I’ve had it. The lift handle really helps with carrying the board or putting it on the roof; even in super windy conditions. I’ve had this board out a bunch when the surf is smaller and I need a bit of extra volume and it is seriously so fun to surf! You figure a board at this size would be very hard to turn and control in the waves; nope! Step back on the tail and this thing will move around. It catches everything too! this thing catches even the smallest surf. I'm up on the Great Lakes surfing tiny wind swell and take this thing out all the time and it's perfect. The Kraken is super stable and really good for beginners. I’ve had many first timers out on my 9’9 Kraken and it’s proven to be a great starter board as well. This really is the ‘all-arounder’ you’ve been after.
premium construction, graphics, lift handle, stability
there is nothing I don't like about this board!
general flat paddling and touring, as well as surfing