In celebration of our 12th Anniversary we're adding yet another amazing longboard to our already amazing board line up!
Kahuna Creations is proud to announce our new, incredible Island Lifestyle Drop Deck! Hand designed by world famous Hawaiian artist, Dennis Mathewson!
May 2016—Kahuna Creations Inc. www.kahunacreations.com has created yet another awe-inspiring long board. We are honored to work with master-artist, Dennis Mathewson from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mathewson's artwork is featured on the ever popular Kahuna Creations drop deck featuring his incredible "Island Lifestyle" masterpiece. The release of this new longboard is the second in a series of new designs for Kahuna Creations.
The new Island Lifestyle drop deck is proudly handmade in the USA in San Diego, California.
You can expect to be enthralled by the intricate and breathtaking art work of Island Lifestyle. You will also love the feel and ride of our classic drop deck design.
Since most of us can't drop tens of thousands of dollars on Mathewsons' original master pieces, here's your chance to own his artwork.
The Island Lifestyle Drop Deck is available now!
Kahuna Creations now has two new drop decks featuring Hawaiian artist Dennis Mathewson' designs. The Seeker AND Island Lifestyle longboards are a MUST HAVE in your longboard assortment.
What do you hope people feel when looking at this design?
"Hawaii really is a cool place full of contemporary art, food, music and a extremely unique tattoo art style. I share my view of Hawaii's people and their passion for the islands in this painting I call, Island Lifestyle."
What was your inspiration for the artwork of Island Lifestyle?
"While approaching the Island Lifestyle concept, I had in mind my friends and the people I know who live in Hawaii. The term we use is 'mixed plate,' meaning, we all come together from different backgrounds, likes and dislikes. That being said, we all form one community together. The mix of different ethnicities and cultures make Hawaii a unique and special place. Island Lifestyle shares what I see and feel as that view, with a little edge to it."
What does it mean to have your artwork featured on Kahuna Creations longboards?
“With Kahuna Creations weaving my artwork in with their products, my images will be seen on the streets as well as fine art galleries. My work initially started on projects like motorcycles and automobiles, so it is exciting to see it displayed outdoors once again,” said Mathewson.
We here at Kahuna Creations are honored to work with such a talented and world renowned artist. Mathewson's work is featured throughout the world and is sold online and in gallery's throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
About Kahuna Creations Inc.
Kahuna Creations pays respect, honor, tribute and love to the Hawaiians who introduced board riding to the world hundreds of years ago. Kahuna Creations® has been delivering master-crafted longboards since 2004. Our board designers weave the Hawaiian spirit throughout the product line. Each product is truly a timeless classic. Kahuna Creations' products are of the highest quality. The products are meant to be enjoyed for years with proper maintenance. Boards are assembled by Kahuna Creations riders who are familiar with the best board riding products in the world. For more information, visit our websitewww.kahunacreations.com
Kahuna Creations is excited to celebrate our 12th year birthday! In celebration, we created the perfect give for you! You told us how much you love our drop deck boards and we've found a way to make them even better! We combined the worlds smoothest riding drop deck longboard with the skills of master Hawaiian artist Dennis Mathewson.
Announcing the NEW "Seeker" Drop Deck Longboard. This unveiling is the first in a series of Kahuna Creations longboards featuring artwork by Mathewson.
The 'Seeker' design is original artwork featuring "the octopus seeking refuge from the dangers of the open water," said Mathewson. The artwork is unbelievable! His airbrush style on metal vividly brings to life the creature and its ocean surroundings.
Be one of the first to grab yours today!
Adventure HQ based in Dubai, featured land paddling as the newest crossover sport combining the ease of stand up Paddle boarding with the adrenaline rush of long boarding! Click on the photo to read the complete article.
To give even more emphasis on the healthy lifestyle our boards and land paddles provide, we would like to share a message from our friends at the AllFit Crew.
"Me and my AllFit crew focus our training on several disciplines including paddle boarding, surfing, power lifting, skating and land paddling here in Arizona. Our goal is to be fit and ready for any sport at any time and to excel straight out of the box. A day that you can pull a dead lift and then land paddle 10 miles or stand up paddle for four hours straight is a good day!"
Keep going strong AllFit crew and all other fitness buffs out there.
Ever heard of Comedy Central? Yeah, we thought so. The Kahuna Creations Retro Beach Board was featured on one of their recent episodes, motivating their employee to "bust out some super chill rando vids on Snapchat with the land-paddle board!"
Click on the pic below to check out.
"Hi Kahuna Creations, just want to give you a great big THANK YOU again! Just got our of my doctor appointment and in just four months, I lost 8 pounds, dropped some inches around my waist, dropped 300 points off my triglycerides, and dropped 73 points off my cholestrol! It is mostly due to landpaddling.
My doctor was really happy with me today! I told him about land paddling!
Thank you!!! All my best! Eddie
"SUP Shack Guam is THE local shop in Tamuning, Guam! Jonte De Leon and family run the incredible shop. In addition to the top SUP shop in Guam, they have introduced the Kahuna Creations longboards and Kahuna Stick land paddles to their customers this year. The shop is blowing up with Kahuna Creations! They are the premier, exclusive supplier on the island. Thanks Jonte for believing in Kahuna Creations!
"The excitement is building at Kahuna Creations and now that Spring is here, we can ride to our heart's content. We wish all of our adventurous 'ohana the best riding in 2016."
May 2016—Kahuna Creations Inc. (www.kahunacreations.com) has created yet another awe-inspiring long board. We are honored to work with master-artist, Dennis Mathewson from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mathewson's artwork is debuted on the ever popular Kahuna Creations drop deck featuring his incredible "Seeker" masterpiece. The release of this new longboard will be the first in a series of new designs for Kahuna Creations. This along with all longboards sold by Kahuna Creations are made in the United States in San Diego.
“It has been an honor to work with such a renowned artist like Dennis,” said Steve McBride, CEO and Founder of Kahuna Creations. “Incorporating his art with our boards is the culminating event thus far in our history. It brings us a bit closer to our vision of honoring the Hawaiians who started board riding 100’s of years ago,” said McBride.
The longboarding community can expect to be enthralled by the intricate and breathtaking art work of the board. They will also be surprised by the maneuverability of the unique drop deck design.
“With Kahuna Creations using my artwork, my images will be seen in the outdoors on the streets as well as fine art galleries,” said Mathewson. “My work initially started on projects like motorcycles and automobiles, so it is exciting to see it displayed outdoors once again,” said Mathewson.
When asked concerning the inspiration for the artwork of Seeker Mathewson responded with the following: "For years, I tried to capture a photo of a free swimming octopus, with little success. Face it, when this creature is in the open water it becomes bait to many predators. My good friend, Gary Simons, a dive instructor and captain on the big island provided me with a reference photo he captured from a dive. Although the photos was out of focus, I was able to recreate Seeker from this reference. I see Seeker as an octopus seeking refuge from the dangers of the open water.
The Seeker drop deck is available now! The board is MSRP @ $249.99
About Kahuna Creations Inc.
Kahuna Creations pays respect, honor, tribute and love for the Hawaiians who introduced board riding to the world hundreds of years ago. Kahuna Creations® has been delivering master-crafted longboards made in San Diego, USA since 2004. Our board designers weave the Hawaiian spirit throughout the product line. Each product is truly a timeless classic. KCI products are of the highest quality. The products are meant to be enjoyed for years with proper maintenance. Boards are assembled by Kahuna Creations riders who are familiar with the best board riding products in the world. For more information, visit our website www.kahunacreations.com
Aloha Kahuna Boardriders! 2015 has been an incredible year full of fun and love. We are looking forward to an epic 2016! Have fun, enjoy riding and share the love of Kahuna Creations board riding.
Belgium's own Tom Ameije won the Long Distance SUP world championship in Amsterdam last year. We would like to welcome Tom as a Kahuna Creations' Team Rider! Tom loves cross training with the Kahuna Creations' Shaka Longboards and Adjustable Kahuna Sticks. Check out the photos of Tom tearing it up with Kahuna Creations. Tom says, "Kahuna Creations Shaka boards and Kahuna Sticks are a perfect cross trainer for paddleboarding. I love Kahuna Creations' landpaddling just as much as SUP in the water! Fun year round action! and great cross trainer for SUP!"
The soulful artwork of David Ray Gould has been featured on Kahuna Creations Surfboards, Longboards and Kahuna Sticks for over ten years. David's unique art ranges from his bold depictions of the ancient Ki'i Pohaku Hawaiian Petroglyphs to his soulful artwork featured on the Bamboo Drop Deck.
When asked about his artistic inspiration David said, “when I think about designs for Kahuna Boards, it all starts with the feeling I get when I ride. I am able to let everything go that is weighing on me in life, for the time I go riding. I feel like I am able to get my life back in sync. My designs reflect that feeling of my love of board riding.”
David went on to explain some of his artwork. “The Bamboo Drop Deck design weaves the "Zen" into the artwork by creating the bamboo art with the Chinese figures. The lettering means "circle of life". The Hydro design shows a cross section of a wave which depicts the movement of board riding to a deeper level. Not only what you see above the wave, but also what you don't see below the surface is what makes the wave. As you look at the history of the world, the first people on earth that actually invented a sport that had no purpose other than spirituality and fun are the ancient Hawaiians. The Hawaiians, if you think about it, are the inventors of fun! I weave the ancient Hawaiian images within the artwork to pay tribute to the ancient Hawaiians.”
Thanks David for your many years of delivering incredible artwork.
Bulgaria's own superstart Angel Kovachev, produced his latest music video featuring the love of the Bulgarian countryside as well as Kahuna Creations board riding! Special thanks for our distributor, Kahuna Bulgaria for spreading the stoke!
With all the amazing snow this year, it's not too late to try out a Kahuna Snow stick. The Kahuna Snow Stick is the perfect tool to carve even harder on the mountain slopes! It's super fun for both hard core riders who like adventure and trying new tricks to beginners who don't like being stuck on the flats. If you already have any of our Kahuna Sticks, the Snow Grip is made to be interchangeable with the Road Blade. Simply remove your Kahuna Road Blade and replace it with the Snow Grip for great snow action. When the snow melts, put the Road Blade back on. Once you try it out, post or send us your fun action shots.
Kahuna Snow Stick
Next time you are in the Florida Panhandle, check out Into The Blue Surf & Sport! The store opened three years ago with only three surfboards, some tee shirts and stickers and a logo drawn on the floor. The store has grown into a full service board shop selling hundreds of top quality paddleboards, skateboards, skimboards, surfboards, apparel and accessories. They strive to make a lasting impression on each person that walks through their doors and make it a point to be Panama City Beaches premier core board store.
Into The Blue is dedicated to the local community and the love of the board riding. A majority of their proceeds go back to the community through charities such as Autism Surf, Wounded Warrior and Food For Kids. Into The Blue is also involved in numerous sponsored local events and activities.
"Longboard skateboards have been a big hit for us and always will be. Being on these flatlands in the Panhandle, Kahuna Creations products are a big success in our store. Locals want to cruise and carve on longboards and what better way to do that then to land paddle with a beautiful Kahuna Creation Board and Kahuna Stick that we always have on hand. Peace, Love an Good Vibes from ITB." Store Owner Tony Banks
Board Rider Spotlight
Jeff Julian (on left) met up with us at the Kahuna Creations' headquarters to do some riding! Kahuna Creations owner Steve McBride and Jeff were surfing buddies in Oahu over 30 years ago where they went to college. Steve said that it was Jeff who taught him how to really surf and learn to charge the lineup. “Jeff took me to all the big breaks in Hawaii as well as some sweet secret shark infested spots where he grew up. It was funny, I didn't know those surf spots were shark infested till we met up and talked about old times.” Jeff is a true artist on the waves with his unique and beautiful surfing style. He also loves Kahuna Creations' board riding. Here is a video of him just cruising by our local river...he still has the moves!
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Aloha Kahuna Boardriders! Fall is an awesome time to ride with your Kahuna Creations board and landpaddle. The air is clear, the heat has broken and its time for some fall riding. Check out our new product launch and some of the happenings this past summer as you get stoked for fall!
The newly designed boards feature the Hawaiian islands as well as the Kahuna Creations logo. The Retro Beach Boards have beach sand mixed into the top coat to create a beachy, fun board riding experience. Super flexy and sweet to ride. Great for school or cruising around town. AVAILABLE EARLY OCTOBER,Watch our facebook page for announcement! facebook.com/kahunacreations.
We are looking for artwork for the latest version of our Magma Pro Shredder longboard. Artwork should incorporate volcanic and lava features that will blow everyone away!
If your design is selected to be the new Kahuna Creations Magma Pro Shredder II, you will receive $200 cash, a new longboard featuring your design and bragging rights as a Kahuna Creations longboard artist.
We hope we get some incredible designs from the Kahuna Nation! BTW, if none of the designs meet expectation, Kahuna Creations reserves the right to not make a selection.
Have fun designing!
Kahuna Creations' Switzerland partner, Sportmania, organized an awesome Kahuna Landpaddling/SUP biathlon event. Competitors gathered on the beautiful Lac De Joix shoreline. Dozens of competitors entered the competition and had a blast.
Many thanks to Debora Zurru, owner of Sportmania, for organizing the event and spreading the Kahuna love. Debora was stoked, "The event was fantastic! All the competitors and fans had an incredible time. When I promoted the event on Facebook there have been so many shares from SUP groups and lovers I could not believe it! We expect next year's event to grow and continue to flourish."
USC student JJ Kirkpatrick reached out to the USC community to support a great cause of introducing underprivileged families to fitness equipment. Kahuna Creations' own Hank Rubenstein and USC alumni offered to help. Kahuna Creations was happy to donate multiple sets of longboards, Kahuna Sticks and of course some helmets to meet the community's needs. Hank stopped by one of the family's home and gave the kids instruction. The Kahuna Creations' donation meant so much to the community and It was awesome to watch the kids thrive and light up when they started riding! It was an honor to help the Los Angeles community introduce great fitness products to their children."To see the excitement in the eyes of these great kids was incredible. They jumped on the longboards and landpaddles and had a blast. There was good feelings everywhere" Hank Rubenstein, Kahuna Creations marketing.
Kahuna Creations rocked the Agenda trade show in southern California this summer. The highlight of the show was the live artwork by Samoan Chief Su'a Freewind, owner of Black Wave Tattoo in Los Angeles, CA. He began his artistry of a custom Polynesian tattoo board which will eventually be added to the Shaka Longboard Series. Chief Freewind has been featured on National Geographic for his tattoo work and is one of Kahuna Creations' master board artisan.
We had a great time visiting the North Shore Surf Shop crew in Haleiwa, Hawaii on the legendary north shore of Oahu where it all happens. North Shore Surf Shop is THE #1 surfshop in Hawaii and is rolling with the Kahuna Creations brand.
When you are in Oahu make sure you stop by the North Shore Surf Shop to get all of your surfing and Kahuna Creations long boarding gear.
Franc Mendez is a recent addition to the Kahuna Creations 'Ohana and is stoked to share his experience. Aside from land paddling, Franc spends his time piloting vintage aircraft, his favorite being the Russian Warbird Yak 52. Franc flies for fun and in formation with other warbirds.
Franc says, "It's not everyday that one finds something this exciting as land paddling. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, but I'm formerly from South Africa. I like living in Phoenix, but I'm not close to water so I miss kayaking and water sports. I wanted to get into SUP having tried it in Hawaii, but I live at least 40 minutes drive from anywhere that would make SUP practical. This is what made Kahuna Creations and the sport of land paddling so appealing."
Franc continues, "It's important to stay fit and healthy for my job. I'm a long haul Boeing 777 pilot. My flights range from 12 to 15 hours long so I try to exercise between flights. I find running boring and it is tough to stay motivated to hit the gym. Land paddling on my Kahuna longboard gives me a fun total body workout. I highly recommend it as part of an exercise regime!"
Kahuna Board Rider & Pilot Extraordinar
Aloha Kahuna board riders! Summer is finally here. The sun is out and the weather is hot, perfect for those summer nights rides. Thank you for spreading the Kahuna Creations love.
All of us at Kahuna Creations are stoked about our new longboard shapes and designs. The Haka Longboard series has been completely reinvented! Introducing the Haka Neo, Haka Natural & the new and improved Haka Cruiser. The new Haka Neo and Haka Natural are stunning boards repping the Kahuna Creations Hawaiian petroglyph motif. The Haka Cruiser was redesigned with deep dark green artwork to mimic genuine tribal tattoos. The Haka boards are designed by surfboard and longboard artist David Ray Gould.
The Haka longboard is 47" long x 10" wide and is 1/2" thick (8 ply). The new shape has a heavy concave that flattens out towards the back of the board to enhance the turning power and stability as you ride. The back end was widened to add the classic moon tail design mimicking the classic surfboard shape. Everyone has been loving the new designs and shape of these boards.
Introducing Stephen Sottile, Kahuna Creations board rider and survivor of Cystic Frbrosis. "I was born with a genetic disease of Cystic Fibrosis that affects approximately 30,000 people nationally. Unfortunately most people with this disease do not live up to 30 years of age. Cystic Fibrosis thickens the body's mucus, damaging lung tissue and impairing normal digestive function and other frightening conditions. I was diagnosed at 3 months of age. The doctors told my parents that I would more than likely not live past ten years of age. Much to their surprise I am 52 years old. I started skateboarding in 1978 in neighborhood pools and homemade ramps. I progressed into surfing and surfed in the NSSA and started surfing competitively in the 1980's and was sponsored by Victory Wetsuits and IG surfboards."
The Hydro and Surf Rider Longboards have new and improved shapes! We are continually evolving here at Kahuna Creations, and we've made major improvements to both the Hydro and Surf Rider to enhance your ride.
The Hydro's tail has been widened for better control and the front now has a performance surf board shape with the tip curved up. The Hydro's large concave makes this board the most responsive board available. This is perfect for carving tight turns and riding steep hills. The Hydro is one of the most stable rides as well. It is also perfect for beginners making it extremely easy to learn how to turn while staying in control.
The Pohaku Surf Rider has a completely new feel to it. It still has some flex, but now it has a lot more stability. A little rocker was added for a smooth easy going ride. We added a heavy concave to the deck to increase turning responsiveness. The concaveflattens out on the tail for optimal control. This board is perfect for beginners and advanced riders alike.
Park City SUP put on an amazing SUP paddleboard event at Jordanelle State Park near Park City, Utah. Participants came from all over including pro standup paddleboarder Trent Hickman. Champions were made on the water and the road. The Kahuna Creations Land Paddle competition was a time trial open to all festival registrants.
We would like to congratulate Bill Fowler who won the Park City SUP Land Paddle Competition traveling 0.3 miles in 47.72 seconds.
Popular Bulgarian signer, Angel Kovachev, represents Kahuna Creations as he is interviewed about his latest hit single "Free". He is the face of Kahuna Creations and the sport of land paddling in Bulgaria. Kahuna Creations is exploding across Europe and has a large fan base in Bulgaria! If you understand Bulgarian, check out Angel's interview.
"BCN by Skate is the first Kahuna Creations shop to rent and sell in Barcelona, Spain! Lora & Ben, from the west coast of France (Hossegor), always lived in the world of board riding. After finding a large selection of land paddles from Kahuna Creations, they wanted just one thing...to share the awesome feeling you get when you ride with everyone! That's why they opened BCN by Skate in Barcelona, the European capital of skateboarding.
Our new tutorial videos walk you through each step of how to land paddle. We start from the beginning teaching you how to choose a Kahuna Stick, which foot is your lead foot, and how to get on your board.
Once you get down the basics we go through how to perfect your stroke, backside paddle, and how to stop.
We hope these tutorial videos are useful to you and help you master the art of land paddling. Practice makes perfect! Mahalo!
Aloha Kahuna board riders! The excitement is building at Kahuna Creations and now that Spring is here, we can ride to our heart's content. If you haven't already, dust off your boards and Kahuna Sticks and enjoy the freedom your board brings. We wish all of our adventurous 'ohana the best riding ever in 2015.
The new Kahuna Creations Snapback Hat is making a huge splash. This new addition to the apparel line is perfect for both male and female riders. Its unique design will score you major style points and is a must add to any hat collection. Our hat features the Kahuna Creations logo on the front, paying tribute to the first Hawaiian board riders. The kiwi green Kahuna Creations stripe on the side adds flare and makes the hat one of a kind.
Spoiler alert, Kahuna Creations saves the day on the action packed CBS television series Scorpion. Two 59" Bombora Longboards were used to save the Scorpion team from certain death. Scorpion producers contacted Kahuna Creations to use our boards and make this episode a success. We were happy to be part of such an awesome production. Check out the full episode "Crossroads", or watch the action packed scene Out of Control & Near Death Experience.
At Kahuna Creations we are always innovating and looking for ways to improve our products to enhance the board riding experience. Our latest and greatest is the new Haka Moko board shape. The new shape has a heavy concave that flattens out towards the back of the board to enhance your turning power and stability as you ride. The back end was widened to add the classic moon tail design mimicing the classic surfboard shape. Due to popular demand we have kept the current Haka Moko blue and black Māori design.
The new board is available to the public now! Be the first to experience the fresh new feel of the Haka Moko Cruiser!
Kahuna Creations was happy to be a prize sponsor at the big March Madness Flowrider Competition in Ogden, UT. There were a lot of talented athletes that competed for the Kahuna Creations grand prize.
"Kahuna Creations has always been such a great sponsor and supporter of the Flowboarding events at Flowrider Utah. There seems to be a similar culture and vibe across the multiple board sports scene and promoting each discipline is a great way to grow the passion and participation in events across the globe."
"Kahuna longboards are always a treasured prize at our events. At our March Madness contest this year we picked the SemiPro division winner as the recipient of the coveted longboard. It was a hard fought battle for first place between Ogden local female pro Dee Spencer and ProvoBeach up and comer Jordan Munoa. Both have a strong skateboarding background and have gained a passion for flowboarding. Dee won the first event in Ogden while Jordan took first place at his home wave Provo Beach. So we had the luxury of watching these two go head to head in a championship flow off to see who would take home the overall title. Dee came out strong with some solid big spins as well as a kick flip in her first run but ended up falling on another technical trick while she was trying to put pressure on Jordan. Jordan has major style and boosts some high ollies and shuvits with his signature grabs. He also was able to stick some big spins and a very clean kick flip to take home the win and the Kahuna Longboard. We look forward to future events and a continued partnership with Kahuna Creations."
-Shaun Hancock, Manager Flowrider Utah
Kahuna Creations is proud to announce Innerlight Surf Shop as the Kahuna Creations Shop of the Month. Innerlight Surf Shop has a goal to truly earn their title as "The Surfer’s Surf Shop". They’ve grown up with the surf industry and because of that they know products and services inside out and strive to be on the cutting edge of the latest trends and technologies. For this reason they've added Kahuna Creations Longboards and Land Paddles to their elite surf product lineup.
Started in 1969 by founder Yancy Spencer, Innerlight grew from a 400 sq ft cinder block building…into 4 locations from Pensacola, FL to Destin, FL. Yancy passed away in February of 2011 after surfing all day at one of his favorite spots in California. Since then the torch has been passed on to his family to continue in the same path. Innerlight is very involved with it’s community and sponsors many events, schools, and teams. Stop by any location and you will see why many people, including Kahuna Creations see Innerlight as a second home.
Thanks so much for all the support over the years. Kahuna Creations has grown to a worldwide brand thanks to you!
Aloha Kahuna board riders! January has been full of fun and excitement at Kahuna Creations. This time of year is all about getting out and board riding. We wish all of our adventurous 'ohana the best riding ever in 2015.
The shield is depicted on the beloved Hawaiian Kahili Flag. It represents the symbol of the flag that was burned and destroyed by the invaders of the islands. The surfing symbol represents the Ki'i Pohaku petroglyphs carved by the ancient hawaiian board riders. Kahuna Creations pays tribute to those whom started it all. The silhouette of the Hawaiian Islands represents the love we all share for Hawaii. The circle circumscribed on the logo depicts the circle of life and how our love for board riding runs through the beloved Hawaiian Islands. The Spirit of Aloha runs deep in all of us...Long Live Hawaii!
Northern California has never looked so good. We had an awesome time shooting this video highlighting our master crafted longboards. Board rider Chase Wilson was the featured rider in "The Longboard Life" production. This video showed the versatility of our boards which were used to bomb hills, longboard dance, cruise, and surf the street.
Another year means another awesome trip to Orlando, Florida to show off Kahuna Creations longboards and Kahuna Sticks. Everyone was stoked to come see us in Orlando for the January 2015 Surf Expo. The Shaka Longboard Series appeared for the first time at the Surf Expo and received a warm welcome by retailers and industry insiders alike.
As always we were one of the most talked about products at the show and once again made an appearance in the Surf Expo recap video at 0:50.
Kahuna Creations is stoked to start the year strong with The Crowds Award from ShopsWindows.com! Kahuna Creations takes the win out of the ‘Sport, Surfing & Skateboarding’ category for our lineup of Longboards and Land Paddles.
Kahuna Creations was recognized for making solid boards since 2004; being called master longboard crafters and inventors of the Land Paddle.
ShopsWindows.com describes Kahuna Creations as an establishment that “provides surfers all over the world with an alternate way to surf on land”. Kahuna Creations loves being a part of the worldwide surfing community and is proud to accept The Crowds Award.
Our Shop of the Month is the Ohana Fun Company! As kindred Hawaiian spirits, “ohana” is the Hawaiian word for ‘family’, and representing Ohana, is Matthew Morphy of Carpinteria, California, who loves sharing the spirit of Land Paddling with friends and family.
“I gave Kahuna Sticks to my family years ago and it was a pleasure to bring them into our new store, Ohana Fun Company. They are literally ‘fun for the entire family’ and have re-invigorated me with skateboarding,” says Morphy. “Our customers love the idea of Land Paddling, and bring their love of ocean sports to the streets on Kahuna Creations' longboards."
Thank you Ohana Fun Company, and happy riding!
Kahuna Creations had the pleasure of spending this Valentine's Day with the beautiful women of the SoCal SUP Chicks. It was an early morning down at the Bahia Resort in Mission Beach San Diego, as the ladies headed out for their morning paddle. Upon their return to the shore they were met by Kahuna Creations with a whole array of long boards and Kahuna Sticks for them to demo.
The women could not resist the calling of the Kahuna Stick and immediately went from water to land and begin land paddling around. It was so much fun to see the women ripping around the parking lot and killing it with the Kahuna Stick. Big smiles were shared all around, as some riders basked in the nostalgia of getting back on a longboard.
Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend Valentines Day. We even got one member's 4 year old daughter, Lylie, cruising around with a Kahuna Stick and longboard. Adorable! Can't for next year!
Kahuna Creations is getting major international exposure teaming up with Johnny Rockets and Toro Santo in the upcoming Tarp Surfing Kahuna Creations Video.
We are anxiously waiting for the release of the epic tarp wave surfing video, but until then we can recall the previous video that Johnny Rockets Chile produced promoting Kahuna Creations.
"You Deserve Summer, But Until Then Kahuna Creations Will Take You There."
Hails from: Southern Spain
We are so excited this month to talk to the very rad Tati Coco! Tati is a language teacher, but also sees herself as an explorer, and loves to travel and live in a lot of different countries. She has been riding Kahuna boards for two years now, and rocks the Bombora/Kahuna Stick set up. Coco says she rides all the Kahuna boards, and also really loves the Black Wave drop deck board.
When faced with set backs to riding, Tati has come back with optimism and pure love for boarding. Coco says, “I had just learned to ride, and the second day I went straight to the hospital with a big surgery on my wrist”. Sports were out of the question for the next seven months. “After that, lots of people told me that skating was not for me, but for teenagers.” Tati says she overcame criticism, got back on the board and learned to ride and start doing little tricks. That’s what it’s all about.
Now she expects to keep pushing the envelope on board riding, “with time and perseverance.” Coco explains, “I just love to ride anywhere and discover new spots.”
Have you felt the stoke of cranking back on your board, laying out your paddle, and feeling your entire body glide? When you capture the thrill of either stand-up paddleboarding or Kahuna Creations land paddling you finally feel alive. I have been land paddling for 12 years and paddleboarding for 9. Land Paddling got me into stand-up paddleboarding, and it’s amazing how much the two sports parallel each other. Not only does Land Paddling feel like stand-up paddleboarding, it actually conditions your body for paddleboarding in very unique ways. Here’s how:
Riding a longboard equipped with a Kahuna Stick gives you a complete, all-body workout. It’s a workout you can modify at your own will. You want a killer, muscle ripping workout? Try racing up hills. You want a mild, light workout? Coast down any beach boardwalk or bike trail, keeping at a moderate pace.
All these workouts transition into paddleboarding. You’re building your core, arms, chest, and back. You may not expect it, but you also work your legs. Most people are shocked that after a solid Land Paddle ride, their legs are sore. Whenever you ride, there is so much up-and-down, side-to-side movement that your legs are fully strengthened.
But wait for my favorite part of the Kahuna workout: the abs. With both Land Paddling and stand-up paddleboarding there is a tremendous amount of ab work, since you are essentially doing a million sit-ups to propel yourself (especially if you’re in good form). HOWEVER, when you are riding the street, you have a lot more force going downward than you do on the water. What does that mean? Your abs are forced to work harder in a downward motion on land than in the water. This downward force transfers into ripped abs. Not only does it give you more power for paddleboarding, it gives you an insane six pack.
I’ve been shocked at how bad 90% of the world’s balance is. However, almost everyone can Land Paddle without any problem. Trust me. I have literally taught tens of thousands of people how to longboard with a Kahuna Stick. Most people are hesitant to start riding, but when they step foot on a board, I usually can’t get them off. Once people start riding, they turn, carve, and dramatically improve their balance. It helped me get my balance nailed down, which totally helped me learn to surf and paddleboard the waves.
I will always remember my first big paddleboard race. I felt like I was about to give up the ghost and die. Every muscle fiber in my body was pounding to get my paddleboard to move. What was my problem? Well there were two. First I am going to go ahead and blame my gear. I was using a paddle a bit too short, and the board I was supporting was a demo board that I only used during the race. You might be able to guess my second problem: I didn’t prepare. Like at all. I paddled the course with my paddleboard ahead of time, but I didn’t do any type of endurance training. That’s where the Kahuna Stick comes in. If you’re anything like me, you can’t get to the water every day. BUT concrete isn’t hard to find. Land Paddle for a few miles as hard as you can, and watch your endurance shine. Work yourself as often as possible, and you’ll be crushing it on a stand-up paddleboard.
This is my take on how Land Paddling helps you stand-up paddleboard. Both are killer sports that make you feel free. Whenever you step on a board, all your worries seem to melt away. Endorphins kick in as you’re getting your workout, and you experience the ultimate thrill of board riding.
Land Paddling is so fun! Either way... riding by yourself or riding with family or friends, its a great way to get out and have a blast!
"There is something about board riding. When you ride, all your troubles vanish. Your mind and soul, for an instant, connect with something sacred. Our goal is to give everyone, of all ages, that feeling…Once you get it, no one can ever take it away."
Steve McBride, Founded Kahuna Creations in 2004
(Written by Kahuna Creations team rider: Cory McBride)