Boards for training and exercise

STABILITY FOR PERFORMANCE

STABILITY FOR PERFORMANCE

STABILITY FOR PERFORMANCE

Ocean

Cornwall | Motala | Hawaii

Downwind Allround
14- 22 | 24 | 26

Introducing Ocean, inspired on North Cornwall’s Atlantic coast with a minimalist Scandinavian philosophy. Ocean is Kona’s dedicated downwind and one quiver board.

 Archipelago

Scandinavian | Exploration

Long rides
14 I 27

Inspired by the need to explore, Archipelago has been created for just that, effortless cruising, and unlimited destinations.

Numinous

Mysterious | Awe-Inspiring

Flat Water Racing
14 x 21 | 23 | 25 , 12.6 x 23
 

Introducing Numinous, rising to the global racing scene,
born from Kona’s Scandinavian DNA, Numinous is ready to ignite your competitive spirit.

Detailed Technology and Design Philosophy

Introduction

Ocean

Inspired on North Cornwall’s Atlantic coast, Ocean is shaped to perform.  With a smart design behind a Scandinavian minimalist approach this board is dedicated to downwind conditions and stability in rough waves.

The board fits any rider level with our broad range of sizes.   The construction is a unique premium carbon technology using an Ultra-light EPS core.  The board serves as Kona’s recommended one board Quiver.

Archipelago

Our inspiration came from the enjoyment of being able to explore the Swedish Islands by paddle. 

Archipelago is a fusion of the success from our race and downwind boards.  The stable characteristics of Ocean together with the glide of Numinous were combined to design the ultimate touring board. 

Archipelagos deck area and unique shape is specially designed to carry supplies and touring equipment. The construction is a tough however lightweight premium glass technology using Ultra-Light EPS Core. The board has structural Uni directional stringers to increase stiffness and gliding sensation.  

Numinous

Born from Kona’s Scandinavian DNA, Numinous is designed to race. Specifically, for sprinting and long distance.

The board fits any rider level with our broad range of sizes. The construction is a unique premium carbon technology using an Ultra-light EPS core.

The shape is optimised for low drag and rider stability.

Rider feature

Ocean

Beach Racing Setup

Ocean comes with a middle carry handle combined with internal grip incuts for beach racing starts. This allows the rider to run whilst holding the board firmly with his paddle during critical beach racing starts.

Leash and Camera Mounts

The board comes with leash plugs forward and aft for your choice and length of leash. It also comes with a gopro mount in the mid nose area to capture all your action.

Deck-Pads

Ocean is supplied with top quality EVA deck pads, along with our customisable tail kicker, this comes with the board and can be positioned by the rider to suit their personal preference.

Training Storage

The board comes with an elastic and cord system to allow you to stow away clothing and equipment as and when you need it.

Archipelago

Leash and Camera Mounts 

The board comes with leash plugs forward and aft for your choice and length of leash. It also comes with a gopro mount in the mid nose area to capture all your action. 

Deck-Pads 

Ocean is supplied with top quality EVA deck pads, designed specifically for comfort. 

Training Storage 

The board comes with an elastic and cord system both forward and aft to allow you to stow away clothing and equipment as and when you need it.

Numinous

Beach Racing setup

The board has a middle carry handle combined with internal grip incuts for beach racing starts. This allows the rider to run whilst holding the board firmly with his paddle during critical beach racing starts.

Leash and Camera Mounts

The board comes with leash plugs forward and aft for your choice and length of leash. It also comes with a gopro mount in the mid nose area to capture all your action.

Deck-Pads

Numinous is supplied with top quality EVA deck pads, along with our customisable tail kicker, this comes with the board and can be positioned by the rider to suit their personal preference.

Training Storage

The board comes with an elastic and cord system to allow you to stow away clothing and equipment as and when you need it.

Designers notes

Ocean

Nose/bow design

When downwind riding a long slender shape with plenty of area for planning is going to allow the board to glide down waves.  Often the board picks up speed and can catch up with the waves in front causing the board to nose dive.  Ocean has a slight forward V in the nose to soften this effect and also a generous nose rocker to reduce the nose digging in. From ¾ forward there is a large amount of volume spread out wide and low, this promotes the bow to lift in a smooth way if it does become underwater.

The forward part of the board is aerodynamically designed to help in side-wind conditions, this helps the board track forward and reduces the windage turning the board downwind.  Which in turn saves you energy.

Engineered to surf

The board runs a single concave, becoming double which provides lift and helps the board get planning on chop and swell for downwind surfing. The double concave flattens out in the tail for stability and surfing ability.

The plan shape is a smooth classic shape with plenty of area forward and aft to further assist with surfing downwind.  It also makes the board less sensitive to longitudinal weight changes meaning you can paddle harder.

Archipelago

Designs

The design combines an “adjusted” Ocean outline and Numinous’s rocker, this makes the board stable and low resistance.  It incorporates a deep central channel that is designed to assist stability and forward tracking.  The bow is an aero shape to help with cross-wind paddling and keep the board tracking forward, the deck is lowered using hydrostatic stability programs to place at its minimal height. This makes the board extremely stable. The rails are relatively high for a touring board to keep water from coming in and therefore keep the deck dry.   The deck gradually transitions to a raised tail, the gradual transition allows you to move up and down the board smoothly and the raised tail helps surf small waves along with keeping water out.  

Drainage Holes 

Drainage holes are positioned with a down and negative aft angle to minimise water coming back in.  The deck is slightly raised in the middle to promote water to the drainage holes.

Fin Design 

The board comes with a Honey comb fibreglass fin, that is optimised for forward tacking and low drag.  The fin box is US 10 inch box that allows the rider to customise there setup depending on their riding style. 

Numinous

Buoy turning:

The tail is slightly raised to give more volume when you step back, and this allows the board to pop out the water again once the turn is complete. The raised tail also stops water coming in from the back and keeps the deck dryer. Another feature is it helps promote catching small bumps and allows Numinous to perform even in choppy conditions.

Drainage Holes

Drainage holes are positioned with a down and negative aft angle to minimise water coming back in. The deck is slightly raised in the middle to promote water to the drainage holes.

Fin Design

The board comes with a Honey comb fibreglass fin, that is optimised for forward tacking and low drag. The fin box is US 10 inch box that allows the rider to customise there setup depending on their riding style.

Technical specification

Ocean

SIZE: 12’6 x 24

VOLUME: 182

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 109 / 18

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110430-126-24-C | ART NR: 1110430-126-24-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 22

VOLUME: 187

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 100 / 24

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110430-14-22-C | ART NR: 1110430-14-22-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 24

VOLUME: 204

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 120 / 24

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110430-14-24-C | ART NR: 1110430-14-24-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 26

VOLUME: 221

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 140 / 23

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110430-14-26-C | ART NR: 1110430-14-26-H

Archipelago

SIZE: 14 x 27

VOLUME: 246

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 162 / 28

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110440-14-27-C | ART NR: 1110440-14-27-H

 

SIZE: 12’6 x 25 (Ltd)

VOLUME: 204

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 132 / 21

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110440-126-27-C | ART NR: 1110440-126-27-H

Numinous

SIZE: 12’6 x 23 (Ltd)

VOLUME: 213

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 115 / 25

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110420-126-23-C | ART NR: 1110420-126-23-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 19 (Ltd)

VOLUME: 197

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 82 / 35

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110420-14-19-C | ART NR: 1110420-14-19-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 21

VOLUME: 218

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 102 / 34

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110420-14-21-C | ART NR: 1110420-14-21-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 23

VOLUME: 239

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 121 / 34

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110420-14-23-C | ART NR: 1110420-14-23-H

 

SIZE: 14 x 25

VOLUME: 260

FIN BOX: USBOX

STABILITY / GLIDE: 140 / 34

MATERIAL: CARBON or HYBRID

ART NR: 1110420-14-25-C| ART NR: 1110420-14-25-H

 

Construction

Carbon

The board is designed using an ultra-light CNCed EPS core compressed with a heat moulded carbon fibre laminate. This is a unique technique that creates an extremely light and tough construction that can withstand all the action in a racing environment. The boards epoxy to fibre ratio is carefully controlled by our approved factory’s which give the maximum stiffness to weight ratio. The finish is a light weight paint and clear coat finish for smooth water flow.

Hybrid

The board is designed using an ultra-light CNCed EPS core, compressed with a heat moulded Glass fibre laminate.  This is a unique technique that creates an extremely light and tough construction that can withstand the demands of exploration. The boards epoxy to fibre ratio is carefully controlled by our approved factory’s which give the maximum stiffness to weight ratio.  There is a central Uni directional glass stringer which adds to the stiffness of this board and helps with gliding efficiency. The finish is a light weight paint. 

Heat Moulded technology makes Kona Boards Glass Fibre laminate lighter, stronger and tougher than the market Standard.  

Comparison and Hydrostatics

Applying Naval Architecture principles the stability of the boards can be analysed and simply compared.Using a unique stability number, you can work out what size boards are right for you and use this across all our new boards coming out.Our stability number is a formula that considers all aspects of stability, including the deck position, centre of gravity, volume distribution, width, and weight.

Forward Tracking:

Carefully aligned central channels, combined with a sharp bow help to keep the board in a straight direction, ultimately saving you energy and speed.

Shaping

The shaping utilises the latest in 3D design technology, using subdivision surface modelling, a technique more commonly used in the automotive design industry.

The boards hydrodynamic features have been optimised using advanced hydrostatic computer programs alongside rider input. The underwater surface and shape is designed to reduce drag and add stability.

1. Skin Friction, the boards wetted surface area is at a minimum with its displacement shaped bow and forward areas.

2. Wave Drag, by carefully optimising the volume and rocker line distribution in the board this reduces large changes in the natural pressure field created when the board is travelling through the water and therefore reduces the natural wave drag component.

3. Form Drag, we have added deep central channels in the board to create stability when the rider becomes unbalanced and tips the board by accident. This means that the board can be ridden at a smaller width than they would normally use and therefore reduces the form shape pushing through the water.

Stability:

The board has a been carefully designed to lower the deck area close to the water line, this lowers the riders centre of gravity, therefore creating a more stable board and conserving your energy.

We have included plenty of volume in the nose and tail, this helps keep the boards nose above the water and be able to keep its speed in chop. It also allows the rider to paddle harder as the board is not sensitive to longitudinal weight changes.

Our stability number is a formula that considers all aspects of stability, including the deck position, centre of gravity, volume distribution, width, and weight.

Ocean

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