OC1 by Kai Wa’a

A high-performance outrigger canoe known for its speed, agility, and surfing ability

The Ares is cut down in size, and slightly modified in the nose and mid-section from the previus Kai Wa’a model. Our popular seat and footwell position remains the same to achieve maximum comfort. Our goal with the Ares was to create a smaller design that could run well in all conditions. Upwind, downwind, and flat water. We made a couple of modifications along the way while going through the prototype phase to the finished product. The result is the best yet.

In the surf, the Ares is effortless with full control, which is hard to find in smaller designs. The upwind paddling is smooth and consistent, with easy acceleration in the flat sections. The flat water gets entertaining when surges of ground swell, or residual of backwash, catch the hull and take you for an unexpected glide.
We are excited of our gains with the Ares and proudly stand behind our product. We won’t sell you ice in Alaska or sand in Hawaii. You be the judge. Take the Ares out for a spin and let what you feel be your deciding guide.

Ares is built with Ozone’s innovative monocoque 100% carbon construction. Lighter, stronger, faster.

The Ares Pro is an available upgrade option. Click link below for more info.

Pro Model OC1 by Ozone




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Accessories Included

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  • 100% carbon layup
  • One piece monocoque construction
  • 3x atmosphere cure
  • Hybrid epoxy polyurethane marine paint


  • Full carbon i’akos
  • Full carbon rudder with titanium shaft
  • High density foam core hull for added stiffness
  • Full carbon pedals
  • Mono footwell with double drain
  • Self centering rudder (safety feature)


  • Boat Length: 20’9″
  • Nose Width: 8 3/8″
  • Center Width: 15 7/8″
  • Tail Width: 8 5/8″

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