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.
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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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Portland SUP community paddlers Evan Le and Morgan McCann meet Black Project athletes Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde.

New Paddlers Find Tribe in Thriving Portland SUP Community

Evan Le’s first exposure to standup paddling was similar to most people’s first time trying the sport––a rental shop. The only difference is he wasn’t even looking for a SUP when he showed up. “We were renting kayaks and they happened to be out of kayaks,” said Evan. “So I went with a paddleboard instead,” The experience stuck with him, and although he didn’t take another paddle stroke for three years, he finally purchased his first board in March 2021. Since that purchase, standup paddling has become his favorite hobby. Evan went from a 45-pound iSUP to a high-performance 14-foot race board in only four months. After upgrading to a Black Project Hydro FlowX paddle, Evan’s progression has continued to skyrocket. FINDING A WELCOMING AND POSITIVE COMMUNITY IN STANDUP PADDLING As part of a Standup for the Cure event, Evan paddled 25 miles in one day on the Williamette River.

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Bernd Roediger on an Infinity BlackFish paddle board on Maui with a Black Project PowerGrip SUP Handle.

New PowerGrip Handle Will Maximize Your SUP Paddle Performance

If you want to paddle faster, the power is in your hands.   Like a sticky set of tires on a sports car, a paddle handle is critical to ensuring you are not wasting effort on the water.   Over the past twelve months, we have been hard at work refining the handles for our flat water and racing paddles. To make sure we got it right, we recruited the expertise of two elite paddlers—APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin and Maui waterman Bernd Roediger.   It took a lot of prototypes and many hours of on-water testing, but our combined efforts paid off with the all-new, PowerGrip Handle.   “We developed the PowerGrip Handle with the goal of using 100% of the resources from the paddle,” said APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin. “That means putting as much power as possible on the handle, while also ensuring a better grip to maximize control of the

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Black Project Hydro FlowX SUP Paddle

Reviews: Hydro FlowX SUP Paddle Earns High Praise

The response to our new Hydro FlowX has been overwhelming.  Featuring a revolutionary new design––including our proprietary Advanced Flow Technology and Deep Power Scoop––the goal of the Hydro FlowX was to redefine what a paddle stroke feels like. Incorporating over a decade’s worth of research, data and innovation, this paddle is lighter and faster than our original Hydro, while simultaneously requiring less effort from the paddler. Not only does this significantly improve speed and acceleration, but also leads to reduced fatigue and strain––extremely effective for preventing and rehabilitating injuries. We believe the Hydro FlowX is the best paddle in the sport. But at the end of the day, only one opinion truly matters––yours. Whether you are training, racing or cruising, this paddle was designed to enhance every moment spent on the water––both in terms of performance and pleasure. Here’s what the Black Project ohana is saying about their on-water experience with the Hydro FlowX.

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Portland SUP community paddlers Evan Le and Morgan McCann meet Black Project athletes Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde.

New Paddlers Find Tribe in Thriving Portland SUP Community

Evan Le’s first exposure to standup paddling was similar to most people’s first time trying the sport––a rental shop. The only difference is he wasn’t even looking for a SUP when he showed up. “We were renting kayaks and they happened to be out of kayaks,” said Evan. “So I went with a paddleboard instead,” The experience stuck with him, and although he didn’t take another paddle stroke for three years, he finally purchased his first board in March 2021. Since that purchase, standup paddling has become his favorite hobby. Evan went from a 45-pound iSUP to a high-performance 14-foot race board in only four months. After upgrading to a Black Project Hydro FlowX paddle, Evan’s progression has continued to skyrocket. FINDING A WELCOMING AND POSITIVE COMMUNITY IN STANDUP PADDLING As part of a Standup for the Cure event, Evan paddled 25 miles in one day on the Williamette River.

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Bernd Roediger on an Infinity BlackFish paddle board on Maui with a Black Project PowerGrip SUP Handle.

New PowerGrip Handle Will Maximize Your SUP Paddle Performance

If you want to paddle faster, the power is in your hands.   Like a sticky set of tires on a sports car, a paddle handle is critical to ensuring you are not wasting effort on the water.   Over the past twelve months, we have been hard at work refining the handles for our flat water and racing paddles. To make sure we got it right, we recruited the expertise of two elite paddlers—APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin and Maui waterman Bernd Roediger.   It took a lot of prototypes and many hours of on-water testing, but our combined efforts paid off with the all-new, PowerGrip Handle.   “We developed the PowerGrip Handle with the goal of using 100% of the resources from the paddle,” said APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin. “That means putting as much power as possible on the handle, while also ensuring a better grip to maximize control of the

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Black Project Hydro FlowX SUP Paddle

Reviews: Hydro FlowX SUP Paddle Earns High Praise

The response to our new Hydro FlowX has been overwhelming.  Featuring a revolutionary new design––including our proprietary Advanced Flow Technology and Deep Power Scoop––the goal of the Hydro FlowX was to redefine what a paddle stroke feels like. Incorporating over a decade’s worth of research, data and innovation, this paddle is lighter and faster than our original Hydro, while simultaneously requiring less effort from the paddler. Not only does this significantly improve speed and acceleration, but also leads to reduced fatigue and strain––extremely effective for preventing and rehabilitating injuries. We believe the Hydro FlowX is the best paddle in the sport. But at the end of the day, only one opinion truly matters––yours. Whether you are training, racing or cruising, this paddle was designed to enhance every moment spent on the water––both in terms of performance and pleasure. Here’s what the Black Project ohana is saying about their on-water experience with the Hydro FlowX.

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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.

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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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