Introducing the Kahuna, Kaku Kayak’s Boss Board

Kaku Kayak is introducing the Kahuna, a 12-foot long hybrid SUP-yak. Yes, that's a Power-Pole Micro Anchor mount on the back. All photos courtesy Kaku Kayak.
Kaku Kayak is introducing the Kahuna, a 12-foot long hybrid SUP-yak. Yes, that’s a Power-Pole Micro Anchor mount on the back. All photos courtesy Kaku Kayak.

By Paul Lebowitz

Florida-based Kaku Kayak is teasing a new fishing hybrid SUP-yak, the Kahuna. Judging by the early photos, it’s a looker.

Kaku Kayak owner Kevin Hawkins said the bottom is based on a modified V hull. That should make for better tracking. “It is the first stand-up to have a ready mount for the Power-Pole Micro, which I am definitely proud of,” he added.

The stats are still in prototype and subject to change. The pictured model is the first one out of the mold. It’s 12 feet long and 34 inches wide.

“I can tell you that it is incredibly stable, even with the Power-Pole mounted and an 8.5-foot pole sticking up in the air. It is also very efficient sitting on the cooler and paddling it with a kayak paddle,” Hawkins said.

He’s aiming for a January release and an MSRP around $700, which falls well within his company philosophy. “We’re trying to make the best boats we can for under $1,000,” he said when he announced the well outfitted 12-foot Wahoo earlier this year.

Another look at the Kahuna. Note the modified V hull, which makes this much more than a standard SUP.
Another look at the Kahuna. Note the modified V hull, which makes this much more than a standard SUP.