This is the page about Jack Kahuna Laguna. For other uses, see Jack (disambiguation).

Jack Kahuna Laguna (also known as JKL) is a surfing legend who lives on an island. He appears in the episode "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" and the video game SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off.


Though he is a sea creature, he is a humanoid in appearance. He has a very muscular, shiny tan-orange body and long blond hair. He wears light purple shorts and a necklace with a light blue dolphin.


He is prone to bongo solos and teaches this talent to SpongeBob and Patrick, while also trying to teach Squidward.

Abilities and talents

  • Surfing: He has the ability to surf. He can also teach others how to surf.
  • Bongo: He can play the bongos.

Role in episode

He teaches SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward how to surf in a way that is unknown. He is a surfing legend and lives on a deserted island far away from Bikini Bottom.

He saves Mr. Krabs and sacrificed himself to save Cashy. He managed to survive in the end and danced in a party.


SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward

They are his surfing students.

Mr. Krabs and Cashy

He saves both of their lives.

The Big One

Jack Kahuna Laguna once sacrificed himself to the wave to save Cashy.


  • Jack Kahuna Laguna has a striking resemblance to his voice actor, Johnny Depp.
  • His last name may be a reference to Laguna City in the Philippines since there are also a lot of surfers, lagoons, and beaches there.
    • It may also be a reference to the direct Italian and Spanish root of the word 'lagoon' (see Goo Lagoon).
  • Jack Kahuna Laguna is a fish, but has human proportions.
  • His theme is written in a 6/8 time signature.
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: Jack Kahuna LagunaAwesome EddieBig GChipSilent StanTwitchNarratorThe Big OneDavy JonesCashyDolphinsDevil

ObjectsSandy's helicopterDavy Jones' locker

Locations:Kahmamoku CoveEspresso BarDutchman's Triangle

Shorts: Separation AnxietySurfing DreamsSpongeBoard

Miscellaneous: DVDBeach Party Cook-Off video gameJohnny DeppGnarly Rip CurlSurf's Up SpongeBob!Bruce BrownSpongeBob vs The Big One