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Current Designs

Karla LV

Karla LV
Karla LV
A user-friendly kayak to explore the surf zone and facilitate your adventures 
Current Designs-Karla LV
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The Karla is the third collaboration between Danish designer Jesper Kromann-Andersen and Current Designs. This installment brings even more nimbleness and wave riding capability to the paddler. Compared to the Sisu, the Karla is slightly shorter and narrower with additional volume in the bow as an added measure against pearling. The Karla is a user-friendly kayak to being your exploration of the surf zone and facilitate your adventures. Expert paddlers will equally appreciate this dynamic design.


Length: 15' 3"
Weight: 52 lbs
Maximum Load: 375 lbs
Width: 21.5 in
Depth: 11.5 in
Cockpit size: 32.4" x 16.2"

Design Features
Form: Symmetrical - Symmetrical form is just as it sounds. The shape is identical to fore and aft from the center point of the kayak.
Chine: Hard - A hard chine kayak has a well-defined edge where the hull bottom meets the sides. This increases initial stability greatly. Hard chines give defined edging angles and assist in holding an edge.
Hull: Shallow V -  The V shape improves tracking, has a lively feel, and delivers very comfortable stability.
Keyhole Cockpit - A keyhole cockpit blends the openness of a recreational cockpit and the integrated thigh braces of a touring cockpit. The result is an easy to enter and exit cockpit that offers performance, fit, and solid connectivity to the kayak.
Category: Danish Style (All Water, Day Hatches-Back Bands, Skegs) - 
Paddler Size: M-XL

Bow Hatch: 
9.5" x 9.5"
17.75 Gallons

Stern Hatch:
17" x 9.5"
20 Gallons

Day Hatch: 
8" x 8"
11 Gallons

Material: Fiberglass: Current Design's vacuum-bagged fiberglass laminate is a notch above most other fiberglass products on the market. Vacuum-bagging allows them to select and place reinforcing materials to provide the optimal strength and stiffness properties without adding unnecessary weight. The result is a superbly crafted composite kayak that's impeccably finished inside and out. 

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