I have the Kahele Blues because it is winter in New York City, and I’m not able to take my new Kahele out and surf in the spitting frigid rain. This is a slightly overdue review of the Kahele, which I picked up at the start of October from Crazy Paddlers in Clearwater, Florida. Slightly overdue because my first thought upon my return to New York was to find a boathouse for my expanding outrigger canoe collection. Having now added both new boat and beach house to my worldly possessions, I will soon return to the trusty keyboard to lavish praise on the Kahele. Let’s just put it this way for now: I have won the lifestyle lottery.