Born on the Island of Oahu in 1991, KIALOA Paddles grew out of Dave Chun’s love for the sport of outrigger canoe racing. Driven by the desire to build the best paddles in the world, Dave started crafting wood paddles on his parents’ lanai. Shortly thereafter, he met Meg, a mid-westerner transplanted to Hawaii. It was a marriage of west and east, island heritage and mainland progressiveness. The Chuns moved the company to Bend, Oregon in 1992, bringing the Aloha spirit with them. Against all odds, they started an outrigger club in the High Desert. Nowadays KIALOA makes a full line of stand up, outrigger and dragon boat paddles. And you can still find Dave and Meg paddling on the Deschutes River near the shop, together on the water.
During the past 20 years, we have become known for our top-of-the-line high performance paddles. Our full carbon paddles are still the ones to have when only the best will do. Engineered with an ideal strength-to-weight ratio to perform for our top athletes, each paddle features an ovalized tapered carbon shaft, a carbon PowerARC™ blade design with a10-degree bend and a carbon Ergo-T. With each stroke you will feel a clean sharp catch and energy efficient stiffness to power you through the water.
KIALOA’s IKAIKA Series draws its strength from revolutionary Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRT®) technology which adds the performance benefits of carbon and glass fibers to the strength of thermoplastic polymers, creating amazingly lightweight yet virtually indestructible paddles at an incredible price.
Is proud to carry a large selection of Kialoa paddles in our Manchester store. Let us help find you the right paddle for the kind of paddling you want to do. From their top of the line all carbon Methane, Shaka Pu’u and Pipes to their Hinalea adjustable aluminum paddle we have them in the shop. New for 2011 is the Ikaika Series, featuring Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRT®) technology which adds the performance benefits of carbon and glass fibers to the strength of thermoplastic polymers, creating amazingly lightweight yet virtually indestructible paddles at an incredible price. We have the Pupu, Hapa and Laulau in stock.
Stand up paddling is the fastest growing water sport in the world and it’s a fun and healthy activity that anybody can do! At Surfari SUP & Surf, we have your SUP needs covered whether you are a beginner, want to flat water tour, race, surf, fish, cruise or do anything you can dream on a SUP! Please contact us if you have any questions about Kialoa Paddles.