The word o-toro refers to the very finest cut of sushi from the tuna's underbelly. KALOA's Otoro paddle was inspired by the ability of the Bluefin Tuna to cross huge distances of ocean at great speed. The Bluefin is the ultimate example of the endurance athlete in the water. Paddling one man outriggers in long downwinders and distance races challenges the best paddlers abilities and having the right paddle can make all the difference.
The Otoro has a smaller profile blade of 107 square inches that is ultra thin for a knife-like entry. It also sports a more pronounced hook at the tip of the blade for a solid catch and adhesion throughout your stroke.
This new blade technology combined with the tried and true hand shaped oval wood shaft is a great addition to your paddle quiver.