Simply the only One when it comes to fair tactical racing at all skill levels

The instant success of the Kona One – the first and most unique of the new longboard generation speaks for itself. Since it was introduced the Kona One has gone from a concept to the recognized direction in windsurfing world. Due to its unique versatility and user friendliness, it has also grown to be a serious One Design racing class in record time.

Raised nose

The raised nose gives a heavier sailor benefit from a longer water line, thus compensating and equalizing their speed in relation to lighter sailors – employing a shorter waterline.

Stepped tail

In planing conditions, the step tail “kicks in” transferring the Kona to a playful and responsive shortboard, but yet stable and comfortable in chops thanks to the “step tail stabilizer”.

Wider board for greater stability

The wide board of the Kona One offers stability second to no other. This is key to the concept as it allows surfing in less windy conditions as well as in more extreme weather.

The best board for learning

It stands out like the ultimate school board with its stability, soft deck and responsive rig steering. The tailor made rig sizes are adding to safety and comfort and the “StepONE” school sails provide performance in the lightest of winds. Full dacron construction with a durable PVC window, ensures maximum durability to withstand the inevitable use and abuse.

The story behind Kona One

Kona was originally developed by former French PWA-rider Patrice Belbeoc’h. The objective was to create a multipurpose concept, never before seen or imagined possible. Forgiving, yet challenging with excellent sub planning characteristics and high wind performance. The board should work in literally all conditions, and cater for all body weights.

“It seemed like a mission impossible but was achieved by merging the classic subtle surf board outline with a fast raceboard rocker. The nose lift and a step tail features work with sailors of various weights in sub-planning mode. So a heavier sailor benefits from a longer water line which equalizes”, says Joachim Larsson CEO Kona Windsurfing.

There was one key ingredient that was missing with the new board; a rig concept that was just as good and equally flexible.

“Some former international top windsurfers and I met up to take Kona to the next step. We found that if we made the right adjustments to the rig we could windsurf in all conditions. To give the competitive side of the sport an extra edge we also adjusted rigs after the surfers own weight. This equal chances at the starting line. This is a truly unique feature for the Kona Class and the prime success factor way we constantly attracts to sailors”, says Joachim Larsson

The Kona One class today is a growing community of women and men in various ages all over the world and in all continents.

“The community is growing and we are having so much fun. One big family again”, Joachim Larsson concludes.

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