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Hala Luya

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Big Whitewater

8’8” x 38” x DoubleStack™ 6”+ 3”

Rage through voluminous waters. The Luya is designed with whitewater connoisseurs in mind who are looking to crush Class 3 to Class 5 rapids and further progress into big whitewater. With an innovative design, the Hala Luya combines the best elements of a whitewater kayak with Hala’s burly Core Construction™.   

Added volume with our patent-pending DoubleStack™ construction and a full rocker creates punch and rise that will crush the biggest water. And our Stompbox™ retractable fin allows you to slide over rocks and obstacles without hanging the board. The Hala Luya is truly in a class of its own!

  • Core Construction™
  • Patent-Pending DoubleStack™ Construction
  • Full Rocker
  • 4 D-Ring Rigging Points
  • 2 Rubber Side Handles
  • Swallowtail
  • Diamond Groove 4mm EVA Deck Pad
  • 1.5” Raised Stomp Pad
  • 4 Removable Gummy Site Bite Click Fins
  • Stompbox™ Retractable Fin Built In
  • Backcountry Rolling Backpack
  • Industry-leading 3-Year Warranty




“This board is BEAST MODE! If you want to charge the BIG rapids, then this is the board for you!”
Jack Nelson

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Product Description

The Hala Luya delivers our DoubleStack™ construction for extra grit in intense whitewater. The top layer gives you a 3” raised front and side rail for additional foot bracing and stability while you fight through big waves. And the 6”bottom layer offers a stable platform so you can feel supported in your stance.

This new school, big water board offers maneuverability while the swallowtail contributes to the Luya’s surfability. The Luya has supreme balance with its full rocker, it’s primary stability being sporty and responsive, while the secondary stability responds with absurd precision in rough water.

With the Hala Stompbox™, you’ll glide over rocks and stick to your line. And the Core Construction™ lets you rig up your gear and rage through voluminous waters.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the “tent” that is created with this DoubleStack™ construction, you will notice upon the first inflation of your Luya, some mild wrinkling on the underside of the board. We recommend that once you inflate your board, place it in the sun for a max of 20 minutes upside down, which will further expand the material and erase the wrinkles permanently.

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


Full Rocker 
Our tip-to-tail full rocker is extreme when combined with the Luya’s DoubleStack™ construction. The nose of the Luya is similar to a drift boat, punching massive holes with balance. 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.
Patent-Pending Doublestack™ Construction
Hala’s patent-pending DoubleStack™ construction gives you two chambers in your inflatable for twice the performance. With its additional 3” front and side rails for foot bracing and stability and a 6” base for support, this two chamber board creates the ultimate whitewater destroyer. Click here to learn more about Hala’s board construction.

New School Big Water Board Design
Takes the best from a whitewater kayak and combines it with our Core Construction™ creating a new kind of board to crush through whitewater. Learn more about Hala’s shapes. 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.

Stompbox™ Retractable Fin
No more supermanning off your board! Our patented Stompbox™ fin system retracts inside the board upon contact with unanticipated rocks so your run can go undisturbed, allowing you to paddle the shallowest rivers and creekiest lines, year-round. Stompbox™ in action.

Rig-Up 4 D-Ring Rigging Points
Triple-reinforced D-Rings provide rigging points to strap on your gear and keep it secure as you paddle.

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.

Side Rubber Handles
Quickly grab your board and get back on when you swim.

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


8’8″ / 269 cm


38″ / 104 cm


6″ + 3″ / 23 cm


34 lbs / 15 kg


262 L

Best for

Big Whitewater

Drop Stitch

Double-Layer Drop Stitch

Stiffening Tech

PVC Stringer

Center fin

4″ Retractable StompFin™

Side Bite Fins

4x – 4.5″ Side Bite Click Fins


Triple Reinforced D-Ring

Deck Pad

Diamond Groove

Stomp Pad + Foot Index

Stomp Pad + Foot Index


Backcountry Rolling Backpack









Rider Capacity

Up to 350 LB | 159 KG

What's In The Bag?

4 reviews for Hala Luya

  1. 5 out of 5


    This board is BEAST MODE! If you want to charge the BIG rapids, then this is the board for you! Stability and volume up front for the big holes and crazy cross current rapids. The board also has great rocker for maneuverability to make crucial moves when it counts. The board surfs great as well!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Love the Hala Luya! This board is amazing for punching huge holes and features. Because of the rocker and extra volume in the front its so stable!!. You don’t have to worry about laterals knocking you off your board, the secondary stability allows you to stay on your line. It crosses boils and eddy lines without you feeling like you might fall in. Another amazing feature new for 2016 is the stomp box feature. I didn’t have to worry about catching my fin in shallow rapids. This is the ultimate whitewater board! Having a board like this is essential to your SUP quiver.

  3. 4 out of 5


    I love this board. Yes it’s big and funny looking, but this thing hammers whitewater. Forgiving because of the shape and super maneuverable. It’s not the fastest board, so don’t expect to win any races with it, but it is fantastic for what it’s designed to do.

    • :

      Hi Nick,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. The Luya is definitely an incredibly stable and reliable board. It stomps the biggest whitewater that you can on a SUP. It handles choppy water unlike any other board out there and does everything big. Enjoy the Luya!


  4. 5 out of 5


    This board is a whitewater machine. Imagine a creeking kayak crossed with an iSUP and you get the Luya. I’ve taken this board down class IV rapids as well as surfed it in waves/holes. It’s super fun and incredibly stable. It is however, a lot of board to move around, probably not the best for small paddlers.

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