Kahuna + Big Kahuna

The Kahuna models are playful and light weight. Being only 35 lbs, they accelerate quickly and are easy to handle. An upswept bow makes a fine water entry, and the defined keel allows the kayak to track well. A rudder is not necessary, but it is an available option. There is ample gear storage for multi-day trips. Optional hatches will simplify loading. The cockpit of the Big Kahuna is wider and longer, allowing for easier entry for a taller or larger paddler.

Of our "sit-in" kayaks, the Kahuna models are one of the simplest to assemble. With practice, assembly will take 20 minutes.

The Big Kahuna is exactly the same kayak as the Kahuna, but with a longer, slightly wider cockpit (75 x 46 cm / 29.5"x 18"). The cockpit opening accommodates the larger, taller paddler, or for those who just like more space for easier entry and exit.

How to decide which one is right for you? Kahuna or Big Kahuna? Our rule of thumb is the Big Kahuna is suited for a tall person (6 ft. +). The cockpit is longer and the bow crossrib that your legs go through is further forward. Also the Big Kahuna suits anyone needing extra width, or if you just like to have a roomier cockpit. The Kahuna, with the smaller cockpit, gives a snugger fit.

Kahuna/Big Kahuna Assembly

Specifications - Metric

Skill level - Beginner to Intermediate

Assembly Time - 25 min

Length x Beam - 4.5 m x 63.5 cm

Payload - 136 kg

Pack Size - 92 x 50 x 25 cm

Weight - 16 kg

Cockpit Size -

Kahuna - 70 x 41 cm

Big Kahuna - 75 x 46 cm

Specifications - Imperial

Skill level - Beginner to Intermediate

Assembly Time - 25 min

Length x Beam14′ 9″ x 25″

Payload - 300 lbs

Pack Size - 36 x 20 x 10″

Weight - 35 lbs

Cockpit Size -

Kahuna - 27.5 x 16″

Big Kahuna - 29.5 x 18″