Kaku Kayak has had the market cornered for years with their Kahuna SUP, a truly hybrid Stand Up Paddleboard that integrates a SUP platform with the hull of a kayak. 2017 sees some great new features making the Kahuna SUP even more fishable and desired by anglers.
2017 Kaku Kayak Kahuna SUP
The Kahuna from Kaku Kayak has been the most popular fishing hybrid on the market amongst water sports enthusiasts since its debut in 2015. The Kahuna is a unique vessel that features a Kaku-designed modified-V Hull. Due to its great stability and paddling efficiency, the Kahuna can be paddled as a SUP or a kayak. Paddlers have found many different ways to customize the Kahuna, ranging from rigs for simple recreation to more sophisticated pro-style setups for fishing. Due to the great success of previous Kahuna versions, Kaku Kayak Owner Kevin Hawkins decided to keep the previous hull design.
“I really wanted to do something to freshen up the Kahuna for 2017, but since the performance of the previous version was so successful I couldn’t find a reason to make any changes to the hull.” – Kevin Hawkins
“Since I do a ton of fishing from the Kahuna, I figured I would add new features that I would like to use. The new features on the 2017 Kahuna come from not only the input of my pro staff but from me also. That’s the beauty of doing so much R&D myself.” – Kevin Hawkins, Owner – Kaku Kayak
2017 Kahuna SUP
- 8″ Round Hatch with bag insert
- 18″ recessed top load YakAttack Aluminum Track
- Integrated Power Pole Micro Mount
- 3 Inserts for optional 12″ gear track in rear (both sides)
- Carry handles forward and aft
- Forward bungee
- Multiple tie down points
- MSRP: $849