The KONA One design class was introduced by Patrice Belbeoch (Designer) ,Tor Bakke (Class founder) and Joachim Larsson (CEO) in 2006 and has since grown rapidly in the US and Europe.
Their aim was to use the best of modern technology and design features to develop a class of race board that was fun for all skill levels. KONA One design is unique in its user friendly design and features an early planing and easily maneuvered board, that beginners and intermediate windsurfers find accessible whilst still providing challenges for advanced sailors.
The KONA One ideology is to enhance tactical sailing, meaning that pumping is strictly prohibited. Due to its versatility and great light wind performance no minimum wind limit is required.