The Ocean Kayak SUP Nalu 12.5 Stand Up Paddleboard Package includes your choice in color on the Ocean Kayak SUP Nalu 12.5, Carlisle Taboo Paddle, and a Paddle Leash.
Nice enough as a basic SUP. It is a hybrid which means it isn't great at either a kayak or an SUP. On the good side - it is very well built and doesn't need to be handled with kid gloves. It is also quite stable. Compared to SUPs I have rented this does as well - so yes I consider it a good entry level SUP. I like the hatch in front and the bungee straps in back when used as an SUP. As a SOT kayak- I weigh just a little over 200 lbs and the stern submerges when I use it in kayak mode. It doesn't respond the way I like a kayak to respond and maneuver, so I don't care for it as a kayak. My 12 year old son had never been in a kayak or a SUP and I put him on this and he was switching back and forth between SUP and kayak without any problem his first time out. So yes, it is easy to use and stable.
This kayak/paddleboard is the perfect solution for our needs! We have used a tandem kayak the last couple of years in The Bahamas but I was very interested in having either my own kayak or a paddleboard. With the Nalu, I don't have to choose. It is a great multipuropose board and I've already enjoyed it at our local lake. In fact, the Nalu was a huge hit with our friends at the lake and we spent more time playing on the boards (I got 2) than we did with the powerboat! I love, love, love this board!!!
I got this Nalu 12.5 package for Christmas & I love it. Took it to the beach & kayaked in the surf......so stable & easy to handle....waves knocked me off once......was easy to get right back on. Stable for paddleboarding....love being able to change from standup to kayaking!!