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Lokahi ombak

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Created by benjl 1 month ago, 8 Oct 2018
benjl
110 posts
8 Oct 2018 3:45PM
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anyone know about these or ever tested one?
a dude has just started selling them here and curious to know feedback as I've never heard of them!

colas
2793 posts
8 Oct 2018 4:01PM
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Never tested one, but they are French, it is the brand started by Cyril Coste, a French kiteboarder (ex-Naish rider).

Cyril Coste has a kite shop in the north of France, so Lokahi is mostly known there, never saw one in the south, so I won't comment.

Note that Cyril has now also founded Takuma for all the foil-related gear, Takuma being more widely distributed, it may be better known than Lokahi nowadays.

TJR
148 posts
18 Oct 2018 4:00AM
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We've got a few people riding Lokahi over here, I use an 8'3 Concept and love it (I'm no great surfer) got a few other people on their longboard shapes and they are all very happy with them. Nothing wrong with the build quality as far as I am aware

exiled
148 posts
18 Oct 2018 5:13AM
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Never in a million years would I have guessed that two brands called 'Lokahi' and 'Takuma' where both French companies started by the same guy.

benjl
110 posts
18 Oct 2018 3:43PM
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I had a ride on their 8'4 ombak the other day (surf model), 109l.

felt a heck of a lot more stable than its volume suggest and easily more stable than my 115l 8'6 x29 board I tried at the same time.

would be interesting to try it on the waves

benjl
110 posts
18 Oct 2018 3:43PM
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What are the dims of your 8'3? Any pics?

TJR
148 posts
19 Oct 2018 12:51AM
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benjl said..
What are the dims of your 8'3? Any pics?


cliniquedelaplanche.com/planche-stand-up-paddle-sup-vague/10019365-lokahi-concept-83-x-28-2016-19365.html

benjl
110 posts
20 Oct 2018 4:13PM
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Decided to bite the bullet on this today!
lokahi 8'4 x 29 x 4 1/4 @109l.
apparently a bamboo / carbon sandwhich and also has a (stringer?!) which seems uncommon? Still fairly light weight for a solid build- around 8kg.
really pronounced squash tail and quite a deep double concave out the back 1/3 of the board. Good bit of rocker in the nose, bit less in the tail. Quite full rails for what I was expecting but felt really stable on my little flat water test. More stable than my 8'6 x 29 x 115l board .

cant wait for the test on waves!
Also nice that it comes with its own branded fins in a hex / bamboo construction











805StandUp
75 posts
21 Oct 2018 2:02AM
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benjl said..
Decided to bite the bullet on this today!
lokahi 8'4 x 29 x 4 1/4 @109l.
apparently a bamboo / carbon sandwhich and also has a (stringer?!) which seems uncommon? Still fairly light weight for a solid build- around 8kg.
really pronounced squash tail and quite a deep double concave out the back 1/3 of the board. Good bit of rocker in the nose, bit less in the tail. Quite full rails for what I was expecting but felt really stable on my little flat water test. More stable than my 8'6 x 29 x 115l board .

cant wait for the test on waves!
Also nice that it comes with its own branded fins in a hex / bamboo construction



Beautiful! I guess you decided on this one over the 8'3 Starboard Pro then--will look forward to the ride report. Looks like it will handle larger waves well!

FRP
166 posts
21 Oct 2018 3:22AM
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Benji

Good looking board! Love the wood nose and tail blocks. Great idea, functional and beautiful. Look forward to a surf report.

Bob

benjl
110 posts
21 Oct 2018 12:11PM
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@805standup- I've actually not been able to find any of the new starboards in any shops overhere yet! Would still love to see one but this guy also gave me one hell of a deal on his last lokahi with bag and fins free.

havent really tried or seen too many boards with such a pronounced square tail so will be interesting to see how it goes.
thered an imagine of a dude on their website surfing this exact same board (same model and dims) on a 4m wave so it seems capable at least of bigger stuff. I also haven't surfed a sup with a deephsh double concave as opposed to a vee or single so also intrugyed to see how this handles

805StandUp
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22 Oct 2018 1:13AM
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@805standup- I've actually not been able to find any of the new starboards in any shops overhere yet! Would still love to see one but this guy also gave me one hell of a deal on his last lokahi with bag and fins free.

havent really tried or seen too many boards with such a pronounced square tail so will be interesting to see how it goes.
thered an imagine of a dude on their website surfing this exact same board (same model and dims) on a 4m wave so it seems capable at least of bigger stuff. I also haven't surfed a sup with a deephsh double concave as opposed to a vee or single so also intrugyed to see how this handles


Interestingly in the States, I have seen Takuma foil boards but not Lokahi boards. The only exposure that I have had was to this video:

www.supboardermag.com/2017/11/08/summer-sup-surfing-delphine-macaire/

Not sure if it is the same board as the tail looks less pronounced but looks like a good shape. My quiver is mostly rounded pintails but some folks really like squash and square tails so will be interesting to see how it performs on the waves.

colas
2793 posts
22 Oct 2018 2:54PM
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Here is a short video on the Lokahi brand (young) history:

benjl
110 posts
23 Oct 2018 4:45AM
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Quite a cool little video. I did a decent flat water test yesterday on the 8'4 (with some one shore and lumpy wind) for perhaps 1km.
paddled well- fees quite stable and linear with volume. Good chunk of volume in that middle section where you stand



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