KAHUNA Paddleboards manufactures the MAKO WAVE series boards with a 3K carbon fiber overlay material instead of a traditional fiberglass cloth. The 3K carbon fiber is stiffer and lighter than fiberglass resulting in a quicker more responsive board. The MAKO WAVE blanks come with a balsa stringer that are hand shaped. For additional board strength, a bamboo veneer top and bottom layer is placed over the EPS core. The board is then wrapped with biaxial carbon fiberglass cloth and another layer of 3K carbon for the entire standing zone. Once all the layers are set up by hand, the board is vacuum bagged. The vacuum bag process results in a consistent curing, evenly distributing the resins throughout the overlapping layers. The MAKO WAVE series boards have a unique, one of a kind brushed look, with bomber construction to charge the waves.
KAHUNA Paddleboards manufactures the MAKO series with a 3K carbon fiber overlay material instead of a traditional fiberglass cloth. The 3K carbon fiber is stiffer and lighter than fiberglass resulting in a quicker more responsive board. The MAKO blanks are hand shaped and then wrapped with biaxial carbon fiberglass cloth laid over an EPS core and then the layers are vacuum bagged. The vacuum bag process results in consistent curing and evenly distributes the resins throughout the overlapping layers. Once the board has cured, it is ready for paint and sanding. The final process gives the MAKO series boards a unique, one of a kind brushed look.
Our WARRIOR Series uses the latest method of epoxy construction called "Compression Molding". We spent 18 months developing this process before we could bring it to the market. It’s been a proven winner for the last 3 years. Our factories use a CNC machine for precise and consistent shaping of the WARRIOR Series blanks. This precision allows the blanks to fit in and be compressed into our exclusive KAHUNA mold. For added rail strength and overall board durability, the standing zone has an additional top layer of fiberglass cloth wrapping over the deck extending to the underside of the board. Unlike other brands we apply heat with vacuum pressure in our mold to help with the curing process for added consistency and strength.
We added two major improvements to the WARRIOR Series for 2017 - Kevlar Rails and a 3K Standing Zone. Kevlar is a very light but strong material, making it perfect for reinforcing the rail area on our boards. The “K-Rail” is an extra 6” layer of Kevlar cloth that wraps the entire rail of our 2017 WARRIOR Series boards making the boards more resistant to paddle strikes and dock dings. We removed the fiberglass standing zone and rail wrap from our 2016 model and replaced it with a 3K Carbon Zone making the standing zone stiffer, more resistant to heel dents and the board much more reactive. This also reduced our board weight by 2.7%. Look for the deck pad cutout and feel the difference. These are the toughest boards in the KAHUNA lineup!
All KAHUNA EPIC SERIES models are hand shaped. We use an Epoxy Sandwich Vacuum Construction (ESVC). There is an 18kg foam blank wrapped with 2 full layers of fiberglass cloth on the top & bottom. The 3rd layer on the top of the board is sandwiched with either fiberglass cloth or bamboo veneer.
The standing zone has an addition top layer of fiberglass cloth wrapping over the deck extending to the underside of the board, for strength and added durability. The board is then vacuum bagged for perfect consistency producing a fast and strong epoxy sandwich SUP.
Once you paddle a KAHUNA Epic Touring Series board you will see & feel the difference!
KAHUNA iSUP’s are not just an inflatable paddleboard; they are a globally recognized high quality paddleboard that you can take anywhere. KAHUNA offers complete iSUP packages that are second to none. New for 2017, KAHUNA is using Reinforced Drop Stitch (RDS) technology where we heat press and glue the linear strands so the boards are lighter, stronger and stiffer. Our 2017 iSUP boards are 4% lighter and even stiffer than our previous models. Included with the board is a dual action pump, coil leash, and one of the best 3-piece carbon paddles on the market today. Combine this with our very convenient wheelie bag/travel packs and you are set to travel anywhere you want to paddle. Our iSUP’s are designed thicker and stiffer than many of our competitors; paddlers will enjoy the ample deck space for extra gear, child or man's best friend. KAHUNA iSUPs are light, strong and extremely portable. KAHUNA now offers eight different iSUP models ranging from a kid specific board to a Party Barge so everybody now can get out and explore the water. Light strong and extremely portable, that’s a KAHUNA iSUP.
The ALOHA SERIES has been developed as a price point entry level series for anyone just getting started with the sport of paddleboarding. There are three traditional shapes that are wide and stable to get you out on the water. For 2017, we are pleased to introduce the Eleven Two Touring model, allowing you to cruise straighter and faster.
Similar board construction to the EPIC SERIES with 2 layers of glass on top and bottom and this year we added a 3K Carbon Standing Zone on top that wraps over the rail for added strength and durability.
Like all KAHUNA Boards, they have the tie-down, GORE-TEX vent valve and high gloss finish.
All ALOHA SERIES packages include; bag, board, adjustable 2-piece paddle, plastic fin and coil leash.
We believe paddleboarding on glassy water is a ZEN experience that will leave you in total calmness after each session. Designed for the yoga enthusiast, with the aid of Yogi’s, and built using our ESVC and Bamboo Construction. We lowered the rocker to give the board the longest level deck on the market and added chinned rails, so you can still carve on small rollers. We ‘re sure your experience will be bliss, try the Zen.
The MAUI Series was developed for the enthusiast wanting to ride waves up to 6 feet. We have shaped 3 sizes with the coast in mind, any coast. These boards are available in 9’, 9’6” and 10’ lengths, all with plenty of width: 9’ x 32” & 9’6”’ x 32.5” & 10’ x 33”. Each board has a unique colour scheme that will suit any beach. The MAUI Series boards have 2 layers of glass on the top and bottom with an additional 3rd layer of 3K carbon glass in the standing zone that wraps the rail to help protect from paddle dings and bonks. Like all KAHUNA Boards, the MAUI Series boards will have the GORE-TEX vent valve and a high gloss finish. These surf bred boards come with a new KAHUNA textured deck pad with a rear tail kick pad built in and a futures tri-fin set-up. Package includes the 2-piece carbon paddle, bag, fins, surf leash.