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.
I am sea kayaker living in Newfoundland. For years I've wanted a hat that would stay on my head while doing rolls and in strong winds, especially paddling into a headwind. The Kaoila surf hat is perfect. It may have been designed for surfing, but it's equally suited to kayaking. The material and workmanship are better than anything I've seen anywhere in a sport hat in this style. It's made for water and it floats. And it looks good. More kayakers should know about your hats.
This is my 2nd hat & just needed a backup in case I lost one because I never surf without it! Big surf or small it's never come off. I love this product thankyou
Dr. Remy L.
The cap fits well. Does not slip when duckdive. But it sucks a little full of water. So that after a surf session water drips down constantly when you bend your head forward. This is a little impractical when you get something out of your beach bag (with smartphone or food). The water dripped directly onto my hands and thus onto my smartphone or food.
Apart from that, the cap is great.
In love with this hat, now it's a must take item I have every time I go rip. 10/10
57 years old and still boogie boarding, but my doctor says I can’t be in the water without a hat for skin protection. Looked at many hats but wanted a baseball style hat for best factual protection and this one does just that. Great in and out of the water. Snug but not to tight and the chin strap was comfortable. All and all, very pleased!
Confirmo las reseñas; la mejor gorra de surf sin duda y tb tengo otras de marcas muy conocidas...
El pedido no me llegó y les fué devuelto por un error de la empresa de reparto. Dada la urgencia q tenía con esta gorra para llevarla de viaje, Kaiola respondió inmediatamente enviando otra por correo urgente. Al día siguiente estaba en casa. En detalles así es donde se demuestra la verdadera calidad de una marca con un producto de diez.
Francesca Cristalli Clava
I had laser eye surgery two years ago and the doctor strongly advised using a hat when surfing as the glare of the sun could have damaged my brand new eyes. I tried a few brands on (including the top ones) until I stumbled upon Kaiola... no other brands truly compare to this!
It doesn't even move in big waves, I can't feel it when duck diving and I even forget it's on. I never go out without it and slowly the whole line up where I am based now is buying into it quite rightly. Direct sunlight for a few hours a day isn't ideal for your eyes and skin!
Not to mention the high quality, sustainability and the fact that I love to support small businesses. I love seeing more people with this hat in the line up!
To sum it up, this is THE hat to go for. Truly the best!!
Everything is true. I hardly ever give reviews, but this hat works great in the surf. Duck diving…no problem, stays on snugly, and the chin strap isn’t even noticeable, actually forgot it was there. Finally a great surf hat!
When you order this hat from America it is expensive but it is well worth it. Most other surf hats out there cover the ears which make wearing ear plugs very annoying and difficult. But this hat will not disrupt your earplugs. I tried on other hats from Rip Curl that have a simple draw string but they don’t feel as comfortable and secure. Also, the brim on this hat is quite long so it gives your face and eyes a good amount of protection. The long brim also flips up and stays up so it won’t disrupt your visibility when paddling. If you wear earplugs then definitely buy this hat.
Been using this hat for a few weeks and I love it. Stays on pretty well in small surf without the chin strap, and in larger surf the chinstrap keeps it glued to my head. Dries quickly as promised, floats and seems to be quite durable.
I have 2 of these hats and got this one for my husband. He was pretty skeptical about surfing in a hat, but he really likes this one. He has a pretty big noggin, and the L/XL fit him just fine.
During daytime sessions, I generally prefer to wear a hat to keep the sun directly off my face. Tried a few options by the well-known surf brands and quite frankly - they look ridiculous. I finally started wearing a trucker hat with a shoe lace tied to the top of my wetsuit but it just gets super water-logged and is completely uncomfortable.
The Kaiola hat is SUPER light, stays on during duck, dives etc. and looks GREAT. You can tuck in the strap and wear it on the beach like a normal hat.
Definitely worth the couple of extra bucks to get a product designed properly, with the right materials. Wear it every time I go out now!
This surf hat is so easy to wear. The chin strap is really light and comfortable and the hat snaps right back into place even after a big dumping! A great design all round!
Was randomly looking for a surf hat but there's not a lot of options out there that are really that reliable. Luckily I came up on a promotional video for an up and coming surf hat brand. I gotta say easily the best surf hat ever! Surprised they're not more well known here in the states. My first duck dive and it didn't even feel like I was wearing a hat. Money well spent.
Love this item... Its well worth the dollar. Doesn't move at all even when in a wipe out. Nice and light and comfortable to wear even out of the water.
I just love my hat, been using it in the waters of Portugal this summer and it's very comfy and stays put nicely in the water. As I see in monocular vision, I needed some protection from the Sun as I'm quite subject to glare, and it's just perfect! I've been using it outside of the water too, as it's very light and useful when in windy places..
Love it so much I just got another one from my brother who lives / surfs in Biarritz! Very impressed by the level of quality and overall professionalism of this young brand. Well done Kaiola!
Francesca Cristalli Clava
Been wearing one for a few months and it’s incredible!! So light I don’t even feel it and it’s a life saver. Better than other more known brands I tried. I’ve been through some serious huge wipeouts and it never even freaking moved. And I don’t feel it when duck diving!"
Also my hair used to tangle a lot (fine hair + a lot of it = hello knots!), but since wearing this hat i get out of the ocean and my hair is fine (not to mention giving my skin and eyes a break!). Seriously a game changer!