Move over Versa board, there’s a new kayak/SUP hybrid in the game and it is called the KAKU Kahuna. You may or may not have heard of the KAKU brand out of Tarpon Springs, FL, and if you haven’t you may want to pay attention!
I had the pleasure of taking the Kahuna out for a few spins over the last couple days thanks to Tally Yakkers in Tallahassee, FL and I was not disappointed! It comes in at 12 feet and 34 inches wide making it perfect for standing up and utilizing its spacious deck. With a weight limit topping at 300 pounds it can handle you and all your gear with ease. Fully stripped down the Kahuna weighs in at a mere 60 pounds so you can load and unload without breaking your back. Its roto-molded design makes it tough and rigid to withstand all the abuse you can throw at it, which comes in handy when fishing the oyster bar riddled flats here in N. Florida. Tired of standing? No problem. Outfit the Kahuna with a cooler and voila! Instant kayak! This thing even comes with an integrated mount for a Micro-Power Pole! What craft can boast that?!
The first thing I noticed when I hit the water was the Kahuna’s tracking capabilities! Wow! Even in a breeze it was effortless to stay on course and cut through the water thanks to its modified v-hull design. Transitioning from sitting to standing was the easiest I have encountered on a SUP. Casting, stooping, turning around all made easy by the Kahuna’s stability and simplistic non-slip deck. With multiple pad eyes, 1/4″-20 screw inserts perfect for mounting RAM balls or tracks and a 6 inch round front hatch, rigging options for the Kahuna become endless. I was easily able to attach my cooler, milk crate, rod holder and GoPro in a quick few minutes and was ready to rock.
Do yourself a favor and paddle this craft!
Demos can be had in Tallahassee by coming by Tally Yakkers or giving us a call.
682 McDonnell Dr.
Tallahassee, Fl 32310