The founders of Kamanu Composites believe they are doing something bigger than just building some of the best outrigger canoes in Hawaii. And while many companies may say that they want to “have a positive impact on the world,” the Kamanu Composites team brings a uniquely Hawaiian aloha spirit (the connection between the heart and the mind) to every canoe they build.
They believe in local manufacturing and custom-build every Kamanu Composites canoe. They believe their commitment to quality results in better products, reduces their environmental footprint, stimulates their local economy, and provides jobs to their community.
And the canoes speak for themselves. The hyper-versatile Pueo and Peuo X OC1 (one-person) models are efficient in flat water, easy to surf, and suitable for a wide range of paddlers from 100 to 250 pounds. The Kīkaha OC2 is their two-person model that was born out of their desire to share the sport with others. They even build a six-person model.
But no matter what type of ocean canoe you are looking for, the passionate team at Kamanu Composites can custom build the right canoe for you. Only your imagination will limit the design to ensure you will have a one-of-a-kind canoe skimming the ocean waves.
For more information, visit kamanucomposites.com.
Photographs by Ken G.Kosada