Technical surf hat combining style with performance. Our smart features ensure the best fit and comfort so you have nothing to worry about except catching wave after wave. Suitable for all water sports.
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Lightweight, quick-dry, breathable and comfortable to wear
Peak/Visor is bendable yet strong. Foam interior means always jumps back into shape
Signature chin-strap: nearly invisible, yet super strong. Non chafing
“water to land” concept: interior tuck-away chinstrap function
Folds easily so you can stash it anywhere
Floats, should you ever drop it in the water
Peak/Visor flips up for better paddling vision
Super soft and padded internal head band
composition and care
Main Material: 100% Recycled Polyamide (Nylon)
Front Panel: 100% Polyester
Care Instructions: Machine Wash at 40º - Do Not Bleach - Tumble Dry Low Heat - Iron Low Heat - Dry Clean - Dry Flat
Proudly Made in Portugal
returns and exchanges
You have a period of 30 days to return, or exchange, all, or part of, your order upon its receipt. As you would expect, we only accept the refund or exchange of an item if it's unworn, unwashed, undamaged and with its original labels.
Going to costa rica after another long Oregon winter.......my skin was very pale upon arriving. I know not to under estimate the sun when near the equator. This hat saved me from getting my nose, upper cheeks, and forehead scorched. Not once did it come off or slip back from duck diving. Amazing product that will spare me from having to slather on greasy sunblock!
My wife and I went to Kalon Surf Resort in Costa Rica to learn how to surf. We were worried about the sun (as you can see, I am bald!). After a bit of searching, we stumbled on Kailoa and their collection of surf hats. We're so glad we did!
Our Kailoa Shallow Sea and Pure Black hats worked to perfection! While others were burnt by the harsh sun, we were not. Plus, as new surfers, you can imagine how much time we spent falling off our boards. The hats stayed put in the surf.
By the end of the trip, the group we were with were all wanting our hats!
Thanks Kailoa! You are the BEST!
~ John & Michelle
This hat was a game changer for a SUP surfing camp in Costa Rica! Kept the sun out of my eyes and my hair out of my face. It's comfortable and needs little to no adjusting throughout the day. I recommended it to everyone in my camp.
I love this hat!! When I'm surfing, I don't even think about having it on. It's so comfortable, perfect fit and coverage. All of my friends told me that Kaiola is the best. And it's true....which is amazing cause I really didn't want to wear a hat while surfing, but it's necessary when I want to be out for hours. And this one is perfect. Thank you Barbara and Kaiola team. pura vida.
I love the hat and in dir perfectly.
Surfed my face off in midday Sun in Fiji, this hat is secure, and kind of cute - it’s just ace.
Slow delivery times because of covid and Christmas delays, the team at Kaiola contacted ME to let me know where it was held up, and to check it had arrived.
This was pricey but IMO worth the cost.
The hat look cheap, very flimsy and to small to wear. It is not worth the price.
Have shied away from wearing hats in the surf for years as they looked a bit “happy”. But really needed to start looking after the dome and tried some other Brand’s. These hats of the rest as they stay on, give where needed and are soft and comfortable. I got two and ended up giving one to a mate as they work so well. Really really happy with the results and hope to keep the old human rust away for a few more years.
Great hat! Paul Boardman photo
We bought one each after looking for ages for a hat that looks great and stays on. We tested them, and they are perfect. I bet heaps of people here n our town will buy one, too.
They stay on, no matter what and look just like a regular cap.
Don't overthink it, just get one
I love my surf hat and have seen at least 3 others wearing the same hat while surfing Waikiki so it’s definitely catching on here! I’ve lost 3 already so I’m so happy to have one that stays in place. One thing I noticed is the design looks like the logo for Squid Game, just missing a square!
I can't believe how awesome this hat is!
So many of my friends saw me with it and decided to go ahead and get one too.
I noticed this hat about a year ago but was reluctant to go ahead and buy it because it was pricy.
Unfortunately, I was "blessed" with a sensitive skin and have to protect myself from the scorching sun. Not wearing a hat is simply not an option for me.
Over the years I tried many surfing hats. All of them did a good job protecting from the sun but always looked ridiculous becuase of the retaining straps. The Kaiola is unique in this sense because its straps are almost invisible.
All the other benefits of this hat are a bonus for me: It doesn't move at all in wipeouts and duck dives. It feels very light on the head. I simply put it on and forget about it.
This hat is not cheap but definitely worth the price. Save your money messing with the other cheaper hats and go directly with this one.
I only wish Kaiola would make a bucket hat vesrion too for better coverage. It would be great for all the water sports that don't involve duckdives: SUPs, Kite surfing, Windsurfing etc.
This hat are very confortable, and they stay in place in wipeouts, i've lost plenty of surf hats. Not this one.
If you like the beach and you like to protect yourself from the sun and look great, buy one. yewww
I have surfer's eye and need to wear eye protection in the water. I've tried so many other hats and really didn't like any of them until Kaiola. I have 2-- pink and black. I barely notice that I have them on. They are comfortable and stay in place when I wipe out (which is more often than I'd like). The brim is soft but sturdy and keeps it's shape even after sitting in a bucket under a wet wetsuit for an hour. Buy it! You won't regret it!
Been doing water sports for quite few years I felt I needed something to protect my head and face from UV.
Although I was skeptical about how it will sit when I jump of the board , duck dive, get washed by a wave and will have to adjust it all the time, and the price is a bit expensive for a hat, I’ve gave it a shot after reading some reviews, bought two of these, one for me and one for my wife.
We’ve used them in surf and we are super happy with them, they stay put when you jump off, duck dive, get washed by a wave, you kind of forget that you have it on, the beak bends so the hat stays put, only thing I regret is that I didn't get one years back - facepalm, seriously dont know why I took me so long to figure out that I need something like this, in my defense I probably thought that they wont make a difference and won’t do the job as well. I would recommend it to all my friends, I’ve actually allready did to a few :)
Negatives: Would be good if the price was a bit more accesible.
I bought this hat to use in my swimming pool while playing with my kids. Fit is great, stays in place when being jumped on or swimming underwater and I’m not worried about wrecking one of my other hats that wasn’t designed to get wet.
One day I’ll get it into the surf, I promise.
Hat is great and concept is great but for larger heads this hat is a little small so just keep that in mind... I’m a 7.5 or 7 5/8 for those considering. I’m hoping an XXL size gets made in the future, I will definitely buy this hat again.
I’ll also say that the customer service is amazing. 3 to 4 emails asking questions on how to make the hat better and an offer for full refund. Rare to get that kind of service these days.
Sure this company is going to do well in the future w this approach!!!
Thank you very much for this amazing hat!!!
I recommend It every surfers!!!
I really suffer from squinting in the sun so I’ve been looking for something that looks good and stays in place and stumbled across this, I brought one only to have it nicked by my friend and she loved it so much so I had to get another, and my local surf shop wanted to stock them!!! So that tells you all really. I really great product which fills a whole in the market no one else has, well done guys
I've never felt so comfortable in the water with a hat! Y'all did a great job! I'm never surfing without it!!!
Love this hat!! Super easy to surf with and still fashionable.