Build Your Own Kaholo Stand Up Paddleboard
July 24 – 30 last day to register is June 24
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Kit Cost: $1099.00 +tax
Tuition Cost: $725 Member, $775 Non-member
In this 7-day build class, instructor Joel Arrington will guide the builder through all the steps of building Chesapeake Light Craft’s Kaholo Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP). There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time boatbuilder, or better-looking. But you don’t give up one bit of performance if you build your own Kaholo! 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. Kits include premium nonskid deck pads, cut to shape, breather tubes, and custom laminated skegs. It’s taken five years and more prototypes than CLC cares to count to refine the two Kaholo SUP boards. Working with surfing and paddleboard guru Larry Froley of Gray Whale Trading in California, they created two beautiful hollow wooden boards with the 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. This class has a 3-student minimum.