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Hala Rado

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Larger Burly Whitewater / Expedition

10’10” x 35” x 6”

Inspired by rugged Colorado rivers, the Rado is the burliest, sportiest, expedition board to do it all. Venture out on a long expedition, set up camp, then hit the river again to stomp whitewater and shred the surf with confidence.

With the Rado, you can explore uncharted territories all year long with the Stompbox™ retractable fin. And a full rocker lets you play along the way.

A true Colorado native, this board is incredibly tough, fun, and capable of conquering any challenge you throw at it.

  • New For 2017
  • Core Construction™
  • Dynamic Board Shape
  • Full Rocker
  • Swallowtail
  • 10 Soft Rigging Points
  • 2 Soft Side Handles
  • Bottom D-Ring For Towing
  • Diamond Groove 4mm EVA Deck Pad
  • 1.5” Raised Stomp Pad
  • 4 Fixed, Unbreakable, Low-Profile Side Fins
  • Patent-Pending Stompbox™ Retractable Fin Built In
  • Backcountry Rolling Backpack
  • Industry-leading 3-Year Warranty




“I got it for bigger whitewater, and it really filled the spot my quiver had missing.”  JAKE WALKER
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Available for backorder - Anticipated ship date mid-March 2018

Product Description

A  bigger version of the Hala Radito, the Hala Rado is perfect for larger riders or people looking to bring along a bit more gear. A new design, paired with a Core Construction™, the Hala Rado is made to give you an insanely burly river and expedition board that does it all.

The Rado comes standard with a Stompbox™ retractable fin and four fixed, unbreakable, low-profile, side fins for low draft, high-performance tracking. 10 rigging points, 6 of which are soft and centralized plus 4 additional side ones let you rig up all your gear and choose gear location. The

The full rocker combined with the board length is designed to support the gear load while still punching holes descending whitewater. Our classic Core Construction™ makes this board rugged and the dynamic shape allows for crossover to all adventures. Hop on the Hala Rado and set out on your expedition with a Colorado native as your guide.

Hop on the Hala Rado and set out on your expedition with a Colorado native as your guide.

Board Tech Details – We’re obsessed to deliver the best!


Full Rocker 
Take the 10’10” Rado out and enjoy the responsiveness of the tip-to-tail full rocker on a longer platform. It lets you load up with enhanced speed and tracking for everything from your river expeditions to all-around use. Punch big holes, dominate expeditions, and enjoy it all on the Hala Rado. Learn more about Hala’s rockers.
Core Construction™
These board can take a serious beating and you can keep on cruising with our burly Double-Layer Drop Stitch material. How do we make our boards so rugged? A second layer of thick, liquid PVC is poured over the raw drop stitch material for the best abrasion resistance available. Burly material for a burly board on your burly adventure. Learn more about Hala’s board construction.

Dynamic Shape
Makes it burly for expeditions and yet sleek maneuverable. This board is great to crossover as an all-around board. Learn more about Hala’s outlines.

Gives you two balance points in the tail, instead of one, so the board resists tipping. It gives a bit of more bite to your turns while surfing from the back. Learn more about Hala’s shapes.

Patent Pending Stompbox™ Retractable Fin
No more supermanning off your board! The fin retracts into the board upon contact with unanticipated rocks for an undisturbed run, allowing you to paddle the shallowest rivers and creekiest lines, year round. See the Stompbox™ in action here.

4 Fixed, Unbreakable, Low-Profile Side Fins
These 3” fixed fins make shallow water more accessible and create low draft, high-performance tracking. Indestructible and designed for rugged terrain and unmistakable durability.
10 Soft Rigging Points
6 Soft Rigging points give you the option to rig up light loads up front and heavier ones on the deck pad. With our centralized rigging points, you don’t have to compromise performance.
4 Additional Soft Side Points near the back give you the support of our triple reinforced D-Rings without the knuckle busting. So you can bring all your gear with you wherever you go.

D-Ring Rigging Point Under The Nose
Tow your board from the D-Ring rigging point located under the nose. This pushes the force and weight up to make towing easier and faster.

Leash D-Ring
A triple-reinforced D-ring is located on the back of the board to attach your leash onto. But remember, using a leash properly requires knowledge and attention.

Two Soft Side Handles
For additional riders to hold onto and makes it easier to get on and off the board.

One Front and One Back Rubber Handles
Carry this board easily with the help of a friend to and from the water while all your gear stays secured.

Foot index
Located just before the stomp pad is raised EVA on your deck pad. It is a small, centralized rectangle so you can easily step your foot back to the center of the board without ever taking your eyes off the water.

Stomp Pad
A 1.5” stomp pad allows for precise control and maneuverability of your board.

Travel-Ready Board
A board that can go anywhere, this board packs up and rolls out with you. Combined with our Grafik Travel Paddle, you’ll have the ultimate, portable setup for adventure.

3-Year Warranty
The best in the business. We’re confident about the capability and durability of our boards. That’s why we’re willing to back it with an industry-leading 3-year warranty. We’ve got your back!
Designed in Steamboat Springs, CO
All of our products are designed right here in the Yampa Valley. To learn more about the Hala Headquarters and our awesome employees check out our page.

Additional Information


10’10” / 307 cm


35″ / 89 cm


6″ / 15 cm


33.5 lbs / 15.2 kg


345 L

Best for

Larger Burly All-Around / Whitewater Expedition

Drop Stitch

Double-Layer Drop Stitch

Stiffening Tech

PVC Stringer

Center fin

4″ Retractable StompFin™

Side Bite Fins

4 x 3″ Side Bite Click Fins


Soft rigging

Deck Pad

Diamond Groove

Stomp Pad + Foot Index

Stomp Pad + Foot Index


Backcountry Rolling Backpack










3 Year Warranty

Rider Capacity

Up to 300 LBS

What's In The Bag?

3 reviews for Hala Rado

  1. 5 out of 5


    My first trip with my Hala Rado was on the Dolores river in Colorado. I got it for bigger whitewater, and it really filled the spot my quiver had missing. It was really stable and has surprising acceleration for an inflatable. It really was a springboard for a couple people that hadn’t been on a board before. Cleaning up in class 2 whitewater with no previous experience. No one loves it more than my dog Rokit, now it’s our board.

    • :

      Hi Jake. The Rado is an excellent whitewater and expedition board. With it’s fixed unbreakable low profile river fins and retractable Stompbox™ fin, the Rado is a great board for any river environment. Thanks for the feedback! Happy paddling with Rokit :)


  2. 5 out of 5


    I really enjoy the Hala Rado and it’s younger brother the Radito! They both have there place on the water. I have been playing with the Rado for a couple weeks now and feel very comfortable saying this board will open up the class V realm for WWSUP. The board is made for high water runs and difficult WW expeditions. It will also be an amazing family board or board for someone who is new to the sport and wants to get out and feel comfortable running class 2/3. When the rivers are raging this will be my board of choice!

  3. 5 out of 5


    The Hala Rado is one of my favorite new boards for 2017. This board can handle anything you throw at it. It takes on big water and boofing holes with ease. It also allows a beginner paddler to feel confident on the river with tons of stability in rapids. If you are just looking to have one board to paddle downriver, I would take a closer look at the Hala Rado.

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