Danish Style / Karla

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 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.

Maximum Load: 375 lbs.
Fiberglass - 52 lbs. / MSRP $3,599 USD
Kevlar® - 48 lbs. / MSRP $3,999 USD


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Overall Length: 15' 3" (464.82cm)
Width: 21.50" (54.61cm)
Depth: 12.25" (31.115cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 32.50" (82.55cm)
 Width: 16.20" (41.148cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Volume: 17.75Gal. (67.095L)

Day Hatch:
 Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 11.00Gal. (41.58L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 17.00" (43.18cm)
 Width: 10.00" (25.4cm)
 Volume: 20.00Gal. (75.6L)

Symmetrical Form: Symmetrical form is just as it sounds. The shape is identical fore and aft from the center point of the kayak.
Hard Chine: A hard chine kayak has a well defined edge where the hull bottom meets the sides. This increases the initial stability greatly. Hard chines give defined edging angles and assist in holding an edge.

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

Karla - Fiberglass 52 lbs. - $3,599

Our vacuum-bagged fiberglass laminate is a notch above most other fiberglass products on the market. Vacuum-bagging allows us 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.

Standard Options

    Premium Options

    • Keel Strip - $250
    • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150

    Karla - Kevlar® 48 lbs. - $3,999

    We use genuine Dupont Kevlar® in our kayaks. You'll notice the lightness of our Kevlar® kayaks the first time you pick one up. You'll also appreciate its easy lift on and off the car and its intimate responsiveness on the water. Kevlar® is an optional layup for our Performance Touring models.

    Standard Options