Which Hydro?
WHICH HYDRO?
With three paddles in the Hydro collection how do you select the right one for your paddling needs?
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
Which Hydro?
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
THE FASTEST SUP FIN
our smallest, lightest & fastest sup race fin, the condor is for paddlers looking for that extra gear.
Surge | Reviewed
SURGE | Reviewed
What Customers Say About Our Surge SUP Surf Paddle
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
Reviewed: Hydro FlowX
REVIEWED:
HYDRO FLOW-X
The response to our new Hydro FlowX has been overwhelming
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
Pandemic paddler
PANDEMIC PADDLER, NOW WHAT?
WELCOME TO A SUPPORTIVE SUP COMMUNITY
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
Hydro SprintX
NEW PADDLE FOR SPRINT RACING
Introducing the Hydro Sprint-X SUP Race Paddle DESIGNED WITH Arthur Arutkin
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
PowerGrip
THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS
NEW PowerGrip Handle Will Maximize Your Performance
The combination of Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) and Power Scoop Technology (PST) results in significantly less paddler fatigue – enabling you to paddle longer, faster and more often than ever before.
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Meet the Lava: The Ultimate All-Around Carbon SUP Paddle

Standup paddling isn’t just a single sport, but rather many different watersports wrapped up into one incredible community. Paddlers may come from different backgrounds, but ultimately discover that SUP’s appeal comes from its diversity of opportunities. Just consider that an avid standup paddler could embark on a surf trip to Costa Rica; an epic freshwater expedition in the Great Lakes; a ripping downwinder off the coast of Maui; a high-adrenaline whitewater river run in Oregon; a thrilling race at the legendary Carolina Cup—the aquatic possibilities are near limitless, just add water. While its always best to have multiple SUP paddles in your quiver (a Hydro FlowX for racing, a Surge for surfing, etc.) we understand that many folks are looking for an all-around carbon paddle that works well in any SUP discipline.  Versatile, strong and lightweight, the Lava is your best bet if you want one paddle to do it all. 

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Meet the Ohana: A Family-Friendly SUP Paddle

Making lifelong memories with loved ones is a gift—epic experiences that are talked about for years, if not decades.  Standup paddling together as a family is that type of experience. To ensure you maximize your family’s time and fun-factor on the water, you want a paddle that is adjustable, lightweight, and very forgiving.  Designed to maximize family fun while minimizing cost, the Ohana is the ultimate family-friendly SUP paddle. Lightweight and durable, it represents a big performance upgrade over other entry-level paddles on the market. This 60% carbon paddle shares much of the same DNA as our premier race and surf paddles, but features a more forgiving blade design and paddle construction that is better suited for recreational paddlers. 5-Step Guide to Choosing a SUP PaddleLearn More About SUP PaddlesShop Paddles  BUY NOW LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OHANA Most people’s first SUP experience comes on an inflatable paddleboard with a heavy

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Sonic SUP downwind fin from Black Project

Sonic v2: Downwind SUP Fin for Maximum Agility and Speed

The art of downwinding takes lots of practice and skill. There’s a lot more variables to consider compared to flatwater paddling, but the rewards—surfing open water swell for miles—are well-worth the effort. Of course, any accomplished downwind paddler understands you need the right equipment to nail a perfect run. Two of the main performance characteristics that downwind paddlers look for are speed and maneuverability—the hallmarks of our Sonic v2 paddle board fin. Designed to further enhance the characteristics of your downwind SUP board, with the help of downwind maestro Bernd Roediger we have refined the Sonic from the original version. With a reduced cord and smaller surface area, it instantly increases the maneuverability of your board and allows paddlers to chase down swells while downwinding. This fin is also great for those who enjoy surfing their raceboards^^, as it significantly loosens up the tail to allow for quick change of direction.

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Maliko v3 Downwind SUP fin

Maliko v3: Downwind SUP Fin for Intermediate to Advanced Paddlers

There’s no way around the fact that downwinding is challenging. Navigating a 14-foot board through unpredictable variables including wind, swell and current presents an intimidating task. However, it’s also true that a good downwind run is some of the most fun you’ll ever have on a standup paddleboard. While the right board and SUP paddle are important, your fin has a huge impact on your board’s handling characteristics. For most paddlers, our Maliko v3 downwind fin is the ticket to a better downwind paddling experience. Designed to improve performance and handling with enhanced glide, forgiving stability, and increased maneuverability, the Maliko v3 is ideal for intermediate to advanced paddlers navigating downwind conditions in light-to-medium wind and swell. Harnessing the flow of the water, the Maliko v3’s high-performance characteristics helps paddlers increase speed and save energy by easily linking bumps together. While more advanced paddlers may opt for our Sonic for

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The Condor – Our Smallest, Lightest and Fastest SUP Race Fin

If your primary goal is achieving peak performance on a SUP raceboard, you’ll need to take a few risks along the way. That means getting outside your comfort zone in search of that extra gear—the small advantage that separates the fast paddlers from the winning ones.  Having dedicated over 12 months of extensive research and testing, we focused our energy on developing a fin that delivers unparalleled performance. A SUP race fin that’s suited not for the masses or inexperienced paddlers, but rather, for those elite paddlers who embrace a new challenge and want to maximize their on-water performance.  This is that extra gear you’ve been searching for—meet our Condor SUP race fin.  Tiger v2: SUP Race Fin for Speed and Maneuverability Ray v2: New SUP Race Fin for Increased Stability and Tracking BUY NOW SIGNATURE SUP RACING FIN OF WORLD CHAMPION CONNOR BAXTER Determined to develop the fastest fin

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Quick Guide: Hydro FlowX vs. Hydro TempoX vs. Hydro SprintX

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a standup paddler is deciding which paddle is right for you. While you don’t need to limit yourself to one paddle, you’ll still want to choose the best paddle to help you achieve a particular goal or experience. Our trio of high-performance SUP racing, touring and training paddles features the most innovative blade designs and top performance in the sport. While the Hydro FlowX was our original game-changing SUP race paddle, we’ve expanded the collection to include our lightning-fast Hydro SprintX for sprinting and our hyper-smooth Hydro TempoX for recreational flat-water paddlers. The question is: Which Hydro is best for you? To make the best decision, you’ll need to consider a few factors including skill level, paddling goals, injury history, budget, and paddling discipline—racing, sprinting, touring, etc. This quick guide to race and touring paddles is intended to help you make the

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Meet the Lava: The Ultimate All-Around Carbon SUP Paddle

Standup paddling isn’t just a single sport, but rather many different watersports wrapped up into one incredible community. Paddlers may come from different backgrounds, but ultimately discover that SUP’s appeal comes from its diversity of opportunities. Just consider that an avid standup paddler could embark on a surf trip to Costa Rica; an epic freshwater expedition in the Great Lakes; a ripping downwinder off the coast of Maui; a high-adrenaline whitewater river run in Oregon; a thrilling race at the legendary Carolina Cup—the aquatic possibilities are near limitless, just add water. While its always best to have multiple SUP paddles in your quiver (a Hydro FlowX for racing, a Surge for surfing, etc.) we understand that many folks are looking for an all-around carbon paddle that works well in any SUP discipline.  Versatile, strong and lightweight, the Lava is your best bet if you want one paddle to do it all. 

READ MORE »

Meet the Ohana: A Family-Friendly SUP Paddle

Making lifelong memories with loved ones is a gift—epic experiences that are talked about for years, if not decades.  Standup paddling together as a family is that type of experience. To ensure you maximize your family’s time and fun-factor on the water, you want a paddle that is adjustable, lightweight, and very forgiving.  Designed to maximize family fun while minimizing cost, the Ohana is the ultimate family-friendly SUP paddle. Lightweight and durable, it represents a big performance upgrade over other entry-level paddles on the market. This 60% carbon paddle shares much of the same DNA as our premier race and surf paddles, but features a more forgiving blade design and paddle construction that is better suited for recreational paddlers. 5-Step Guide to Choosing a SUP PaddleLearn More About SUP PaddlesShop Paddles  BUY NOW LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OHANA Most people’s first SUP experience comes on an inflatable paddleboard with a heavy

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Sonic SUP downwind fin from Black Project

Sonic v2: Downwind SUP Fin for Maximum Agility and Speed

The art of downwinding takes lots of practice and skill. There’s a lot more variables to consider compared to flatwater paddling, but the rewards—surfing open water swell for miles—are well-worth the effort. Of course, any accomplished downwind paddler understands you need the right equipment to nail a perfect run. Two of the main performance characteristics that downwind paddlers look for are speed and maneuverability—the hallmarks of our Sonic v2 paddle board fin. Designed to further enhance the characteristics of your downwind SUP board, with the help of downwind maestro Bernd Roediger we have refined the Sonic from the original version. With a reduced cord and smaller surface area, it instantly increases the maneuverability of your board and allows paddlers to chase down swells while downwinding. This fin is also great for those who enjoy surfing their raceboards^^, as it significantly loosens up the tail to allow for quick change of direction.

READ MORE »
Maliko v3 Downwind SUP fin

Maliko v3: Downwind SUP Fin for Intermediate to Advanced Paddlers

There’s no way around the fact that downwinding is challenging. Navigating a 14-foot board through unpredictable variables including wind, swell and current presents an intimidating task. However, it’s also true that a good downwind run is some of the most fun you’ll ever have on a standup paddleboard. While the right board and SUP paddle are important, your fin has a huge impact on your board’s handling characteristics. For most paddlers, our Maliko v3 downwind fin is the ticket to a better downwind paddling experience. Designed to improve performance and handling with enhanced glide, forgiving stability, and increased maneuverability, the Maliko v3 is ideal for intermediate to advanced paddlers navigating downwind conditions in light-to-medium wind and swell. Harnessing the flow of the water, the Maliko v3’s high-performance characteristics helps paddlers increase speed and save energy by easily linking bumps together. While more advanced paddlers may opt for our Sonic for

READ MORE »

The Condor – Our Smallest, Lightest and Fastest SUP Race Fin

If your primary goal is achieving peak performance on a SUP raceboard, you’ll need to take a few risks along the way. That means getting outside your comfort zone in search of that extra gear—the small advantage that separates the fast paddlers from the winning ones.  Having dedicated over 12 months of extensive research and testing, we focused our energy on developing a fin that delivers unparalleled performance. A SUP race fin that’s suited not for the masses or inexperienced paddlers, but rather, for those elite paddlers who embrace a new challenge and want to maximize their on-water performance.  This is that extra gear you’ve been searching for—meet our Condor SUP race fin.  Tiger v2: SUP Race Fin for Speed and Maneuverability Ray v2: New SUP Race Fin for Increased Stability and Tracking BUY NOW SIGNATURE SUP RACING FIN OF WORLD CHAMPION CONNOR BAXTER Determined to develop the fastest fin

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Quick Guide: Hydro FlowX vs. Hydro TempoX vs. Hydro SprintX

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a standup paddler is deciding which paddle is right for you. While you don’t need to limit yourself to one paddle, you’ll still want to choose the best paddle to help you achieve a particular goal or experience. Our trio of high-performance SUP racing, touring and training paddles features the most innovative blade designs and top performance in the sport. While the Hydro FlowX was our original game-changing SUP race paddle, we’ve expanded the collection to include our lightning-fast Hydro SprintX for sprinting and our hyper-smooth Hydro TempoX for recreational flat-water paddlers. The question is: Which Hydro is best for you? To make the best decision, you’ll need to consider a few factors including skill level, paddling goals, injury history, budget, and paddling discipline—racing, sprinting, touring, etc. This quick guide to race and touring paddles is intended to help you make the

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INTRODUCING
2022 SUP PADDLE COLLECTION

5-STEP GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR NEW SUP PADDLE.

LEARN ABOUT TYPES OF PADDLES, BLADE SIZE, SHAFT OPTIONS, HANDLES & PADDLE LENGTH SO THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY CHOOSE & CUSTOMIZE YOUR NEW PADDLE.

Even the best SUP paddle isn’t ideal for all occasions. Paddlers need to consider a range of factors to determine the best paddle for them. This five-step guide explains the science of how paddles work so you can confidently choose the right paddle for your needs.

5-STEP GUIDE TO CHOOSING
YOUR RACE OR TOURING SUP FIN.

LEARN HOW FINS HELP YOUR PADDLING, TUNE YOUR BOARD, SOME BASIC FIN SCIENCE & FIN BOX TYPES SO THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY CHOOSE YOUR NEW FIN.

Different SUP disciplines, conditions and skill levels call for different types and sizes of SUP fins. Finding the fin setup that works best for your paddling style is easier than ever. This five-step guide explains the science of how fins work so you can confidently choose the right fin for your needs.

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2022 SUP RACE FIN COLLECTION

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