Two beautiful hollow wooden boards with that rare quality of being fast enough to race but stable enough for first-timers. Tracking is great and a fine bow with kayak-derived shaping lifts the Kaholo 12-6 and 14 up and over waves. The tail shape and twin fins facilitate surfing on long swells once your skills build up to that.
With their uncanny speed, the Kaholo 12-6 and Kaholo 14 have found a following among racers. The 14 is better for larger paddlers (or those who might carry along dogs or small kids). The 12-6 is more compact, better for smaller-statured paddlers, and it fits in several increasingly popular racing classes.
The Kaholos are okoume marine plywood, stitched-and-glued together and sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy, with a grid of bulkheads and stiffeners inside to make the boards stiff and light.
Gore Tex Breather Valve
Central Handle in reinforced deck with stringers between ribs.
Comes with a round hatch for keys/phone etc.
Which Kaholo Stand-up Paddleboard is right for me?
Paddler Skill Level >> Novice Intermediate Advanced
Kaholo 14 55 – 90kgs. up to 105kgs up to 125kgs
Kaholo 12-6 35 – 70kgs. up to 85kgs up to 100kgs
14’0″ (4.2m) Length
4-5/8″ (116mm) Thickness
29-1/2″ (749) Width at the rail
27-1/2″ (698m) Width at the waterline
32 pounds (15/16 kgs)
12’6″ (3.81m) Length
4-1/2″ (114mm) Thickness
29-3/4″ (755mm) Width at the rail
28″ (711mm) Width at the waterline
29 pounds (14/15 kgs)
Custom made with 3mm Marukis Gaboon ply to BS1088 marine ply with no core gaps. Covered with 2oz. surfboard cloth 2 coats 521 epoxy then painted with Northane 2pack polyurethane gloss. can be painted in colours to owner request as required. Fully coated inside with 2 coats 521 as well as the underside of the top deck is sheeted with 2oz cloth. Fully sealed so a ”Gore” vent valve is used to allow for expansion.