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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Niek Van Der Linde uses Hydro FlowX paddle to set 24-hour SUP distance record in SUP 11-City Tour

Niek Van Der Linde Uses Hydro FlowX to Set 24-Hour Distance Record in SUP 11-City Race

One of the most grueling races in the sport, the SUP 11-City Tour tests paddlers to their physical and mental limits. The event takes place in Friesland, a northern province in Holland, where competitors must paddle along a 220 kilometer (136 mile) route that passes through 11 historical cities. The competition began in 2009 and normally takes place over the course of five days, but there’s an even tougher version of this race for the ultra-hardcore paddling crowd––The SUP 11-City Non-Stop Race. No breaks, no stages, no mercy. This year, seven individuals and two teams crossed the finish line of the SUP 11-City Non-Stop race, but only one paddler made history––Niek Van Der Linde. The endurance paddler not only set the course record with a time of 23:32:16, but also broke Bart de Zwart’s 24-hour SUP distance record (193.8 kilometers) by paddling 204.27 kilometers in 23 hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds.  As for the

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Beginner SUP Surfing Technique and Etiquette Tips for 2021

Don’t let @kookoftheday discourage you, SUP surfing is an absolute blast. Not only will you end up getting more waves per session, but they will often be bigger, longer, and cleaner rides. However, before you go charging out into your local lineup, these beginner SUP surfing tips for 2021 will help you find your flow and avoid a nasty wipeout. Know Before You Go Abiding by Surfline’s motto is always a wise decision, but especially if you’re a beginner SUP surfer. Before you even think about packing up your board, paddle and leash, you need to look up the ocean conditions for both the time and place you want to surf. There are several sites that offer detailed condition reports, forecasts and live cams––Surfline, Magic Seaweed and even the NOAA Buoy Data Center are all great options. Once you’ve confirmed the waves are within your personal limits (nothing above three-foot

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I Started Standup Paddling During the Pandemic, Now What?

If you’re someone who is relatively new to standup paddling, welcome to the paddling family! You have joined a very supportive community and sport that will provide range of benefits, both physical and mental. As lifelong paddlers and watersports athletes, we want you to experience that same passion that inspired us to get into the paddlesports business over a decade ago. To help you take the next stroke in your SUP career, we’ve put together a few tips to optimize your equipment and maximize your stoke. Invest in a Lighter, More Flexible SUP Paddle You already know that using a cheap, overweight paddle will not only hamper your on-water performance, but can lead to a range of other issues including fatigue, injuries and bad habits. But it’s not just the bargain bin equipment that’s turning your paddle sessions into a grueling slog. There’s three common misconceptions about SUP paddles: bigger

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Niek Van Der Linde uses Hydro FlowX paddle to set 24-hour SUP distance record in SUP 11-City Tour

Niek Van Der Linde Uses Hydro FlowX to Set 24-Hour Distance Record in SUP 11-City Race

One of the most grueling races in the sport, the SUP 11-City Tour tests paddlers to their physical and mental limits. The event takes place in Friesland, a northern province in Holland, where competitors must paddle along a 220 kilometer (136 mile) route that passes through 11 historical cities. The competition began in 2009 and normally takes place over the course of five days, but there’s an even tougher version of this race for the ultra-hardcore paddling crowd––The SUP 11-City Non-Stop Race. No breaks, no stages, no mercy. This year, seven individuals and two teams crossed the finish line of the SUP 11-City Non-Stop race, but only one paddler made history––Niek Van Der Linde. The endurance paddler not only set the course record with a time of 23:32:16, but also broke Bart de Zwart’s 24-hour SUP distance record (193.8 kilometers) by paddling 204.27 kilometers in 23 hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds.  As for the

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Beginner SUP Surfing Technique and Etiquette Tips for 2021

Don’t let @kookoftheday discourage you, SUP surfing is an absolute blast. Not only will you end up getting more waves per session, but they will often be bigger, longer, and cleaner rides. However, before you go charging out into your local lineup, these beginner SUP surfing tips for 2021 will help you find your flow and avoid a nasty wipeout. Know Before You Go Abiding by Surfline’s motto is always a wise decision, but especially if you’re a beginner SUP surfer. Before you even think about packing up your board, paddle and leash, you need to look up the ocean conditions for both the time and place you want to surf. There are several sites that offer detailed condition reports, forecasts and live cams––Surfline, Magic Seaweed and even the NOAA Buoy Data Center are all great options. Once you’ve confirmed the waves are within your personal limits (nothing above three-foot

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I Started Standup Paddling During the Pandemic, Now What?

If you’re someone who is relatively new to standup paddling, welcome to the paddling family! You have joined a very supportive community and sport that will provide range of benefits, both physical and mental. As lifelong paddlers and watersports athletes, we want you to experience that same passion that inspired us to get into the paddlesports business over a decade ago. To help you take the next stroke in your SUP career, we’ve put together a few tips to optimize your equipment and maximize your stoke. Invest in a Lighter, More Flexible SUP Paddle You already know that using a cheap, overweight paddle will not only hamper your on-water performance, but can lead to a range of other issues including fatigue, injuries and bad habits. But it’s not just the bargain bin equipment that’s turning your paddle sessions into a grueling slog. There’s three common misconceptions about SUP paddles: bigger

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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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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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