Hurricane

The Hurricane changed the game when it was created by Mike Giblin two decades ago. Today nearly all canoes produced have specifications that resemble the Hurricane. A lot that was right about the canoe then is still right today. While newer designs may work better in rough water, many insist that the Hurricane is still the fastest canoe in flat water.

The Hurricane was the first of the new breed of low volume canoes. Bucking the trend of high volume hull design, the Hurricane was just 20’6” long while contemporary canoes were around 23 feet. It was quickly accepted by smaller paddlers and few disputed that it was the canoe of choice for flat water racing and time trials. After wins in perhaps every event in Hawaii, including Molokai and Pailolo Channel races, the idea that it was a flat-water-only canoe faded. The Hurricane holds the title of the best-selling OC-1 ever.

The design’s success was the result of the use of computer-aided design, parametrically generated hull shapes, and CNC prototyping and tooling long before others would follow. The idea was to design and build the optimal hull for an average-sized advanced paddler. If it was fast in the flats, it would probably do well in other conditions too. An efficient hull is both versatile and timeless.

Simple, sleek, and fast, there is a lot to love about the Hurricane.

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Technology

two piece oc outrigger canoe construction

Accessories Included

outrigger canoe accessories

Construction

  • 100% carbon layup
  • 3x atmosphere cure
  • Hybrid epoxy polyurethane marine paint

Features

  • Full carbon i’akos
  • Full carbon rudder with stainless steel shaft
  • High density foam core hull for added stiffness
  • Full carbon pedals
  • Dual footwell with two venturi drains

Details

  • LOA: 20′ 6″
  • Beam: 15″
  • Hull weight: 17 lbs
  • Dyneema steering cables
  • Twist lock i’ako rigging system
Colors

ozone color options

Color Codes
1: No Color
2: Pele Black / #9005
3: Momi White / #9003
4: Kona Red / #3020
5: Kala Yellow / #1021
6: Kauai Green / #6029
7: Lanikai Green / #6018
8: Maliko Blue / #5010
9: Waimea Blue / #5015
10: Waikiki Teal / #5021
11: Maui Magenta / #4010
12: Cali Pink / #
13: Ola Orange / #2002
14: Metal Blue / #5025
15: Quick Silver / #9006
16: Dark Metal Gunship / #7048
17: Ali’i Gold / #1036
18: (Metal) Aina Red /  #3032
19: Nai’a Grey  / #7004
20: Honu Turquoise / #6033