BLACK PROJECT SUP PADDLES

#1 RATED SUP PADDLES WHICH ARE LIGHTER,
STRONGER, FASTER & BETTER FOR YOUR BODY

INNOVATIVE PADDLE DESIGNS TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECT YOUR BODY

INNOVATIVE PADDLE DESIGNS TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECT YOUR BODY

Are you reaching your potential in standup paddling?

Too many people are still using outdated SUP paddles that aren’t suited to their unique needs on the water. Since 2011, we’ve made it our mission to ensure standup paddlers of all abilities and budgets have access to premium paddles that both perform and protect.

Black Project paddles are lighter, stronger and more efficient. Carefully designed to deliver a smoother and more powerful stroke, paddlers will benefit from significantly improved performance, reduced fatigue, and better protection against injuries. This rare combination is the result of our cutting-edge R&D process that includes computational modeling, prototyping via 3D printers, and hours of testing and debriefing with our roster of professional paddlers.

We offer nine unique models, each with multiple sizes and options. No matter if you’re a racer, a surfer, or a first-time paddler—we’ve developed a SUP paddle to enhance your on-water experience.

Let’s get started.

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CHRIS FREEMAN | FOUNDER, BLACK PROJECT

Are you reaching your standup paddling potential?

Too many people are still using outdated SUP paddles that aren’t suited to their unique needs on the water. Since 2011, we’ve made it our mission to ensure standup paddlers of all abilities and budgets have access to premium paddles that both perform and protect.

Black Project paddles are lighter, stronger and more efficient. Carefully designed to deliver a smoother and more powerful stroke, paddlers will benefit from significantly improved performance, reduced fatigue, and better protection against injuries. This rare combination is the result of our cutting-edge R&D process that includes computational modeling, prototyping via 3D printers, and hours of testing and debriefing with our roster of professional paddlers.

We offer nine unique models, each with multiple sizes and options. No matter if you’re a racer, a surfer, or a first-time paddler—we’ve developed a SUP paddle to enhance your on-water experience.

Let’s get started.

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CHRIS FREEMAN | FOUNDER, BLACK PROJECT

PADDLES FOR
SUP RACING, TOURING & FITNESS



HYDRO SPRINT-X

HYDRO FLOW-X

HYDRO TEMPO-X

Best For:Competitive and professional racers looking maximum speed during sprint or short distance races.Serious paddlers who want the very best performace for racing & touring with reduced fatigue.Ideal for enthusiasts looking to take their flat water paddling to the next step.
Suitable For:Advanced to professional athletes.Advanced to professional athletes.Intermediate to advanced paddlers
Ideal cadence:High to Very HighMedium to HighMedium to High
Sizes AvailableXL, Large, Medium & SmallXL, Large, Medium, Small & XSXL, Large, Medium & Small
ShaftTEXCARBONTEXCARBONREFLEX100 or REFLEX90
Shaft TypePowerTaperRoundRound
Handle OptionsPowerGripPowerGripPowerGrip
ConstructionTEXCARBON 30TTEXCARBON 30TREFLEX100
Options1-Piece1-Piece & 3-Piece Travel1-Piece, 2-Piece Adjustable & 3-Piece Travel Adjustable
3-Piece Join TypeN/A2 x HEX1 x HEX
Blade Angle (degrees)7.5°9.33°10°
Weight (gr / oz)From 375 / 13.2From 340 / 12.0From 450 / 15.9
Warranty1yr1yr1yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax)$625$625From $450
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PADDLES FOR
SUP SURFING



SURGE

Best For:Paddlers who want to improve their SUP surfing & stay on the water longer & catch more waves.
Suitable For:Advanced to professional athletes.
Sizes AvailableXL, Large, Medium, Small & XS
ShaftTEXCARBON100
Shaft OptionsStandard & Reduced Diameter
Flex OptionsMedium75, Medium100 & Soft150
Handle OptionsT or Palm
ConstructionTEXCARBON
Travel OptionYES
Blade Angle (degrees)
Weight (gr / oz)From 350 / 12.35
Warranty1yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax)$550
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RECREATIONAL PADDLES
FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CONDITIONS



LAVA

OHANA

PURE

GROM

SCHOOL

Best For:Paddling in a wide range of environments, surfing one day, cruising the next & racing at the weekendFor those who need a paddle for all occasions and the entire family. Feature packed at an attractive price.Price sensitive customers looking for the benefits of carbon at an entry level price.Designed for kids. Perfectly optimized for the next generation of paddlers so that they can progress quickly & safely.Designed to meet the needs of first time paddlers and SUP rental/school businesses.
Suitable For:Intermediate to advanced paddlersNew paddler to intermediate paddlers.New paddler to intermediate paddlers.Kids.Schools & rental centers.
Sizes AvailableL / M / M-Slim / S-SlimL / M / M-Slim / S-SlimL / M / M-Slim / S-SlimXSLarge
ShaftREFLEX90REFLEX60REFLEX35 UDFG/CarbonFG100
Shaft OptionsFixed / Adj. / 3-pieceFixed / Adj. / 3-pieceAdj.Adj. / 3-pieceAdj. / 3-piece
Flex OptionsMediumStiff50, Medium75 & Medium100Medium75, Medium100 & Soft150Extra SoftMedium
Handle OptionsT or PalmT or PalmPalmPalmPalm
Construction90% Carbon60% Carbon35% CarbonFiberglass shaft & 50% carbon blade.Fiberglass shaft with plastic handle & blade
Travel OptionYESYESYESYESYES
Blade Angle (degrees)10°10°10°10°
Weight (gr / oz)From 450 / 15.9From 550 / 19.4From 600 / 21.2500 / 17.64790 / 27.9
Warranty1yr1yr1yr1yr1yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax)From $350From $300From $250From $250From $175
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NOT SURE HOW TO CHOOSE A NEW SUP PADDLE?

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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SUP PADDLE RESOURCES

TOUR CARBON – Exploring The New Double-Tapered Oval Paddle Shaft

The revolutionary Tour Carbon shaft series is an integral component of the Hydro SynergyX and Hydro SprintX race paddles. These shafts redefine paddling performance, blending reduced weight, amplified power, increased shaft responsiveness, superior grip, and enhanced comfort. Engineered with a double tapered round-oval-round design, the Tour Carbon shaft maximizes stiffness in the lower section, delivering unparalleled stability and optimizing power transfer to the blade. Meanwhile, the upper section has a thinner and more flexible round profile, minimizing fatigue during extended paddling sessions. The oval-shaped middle-grip area with a natural carbon-textured matte finish, the Tour Carbon shaft ensures a directional feel with a secure and relaxed grip. Setting a new standard, the Tour shafts represent the pinnacle of lightweight, responsive engineering. Constructed with meticulously optimized unidirectional 30T carbon layers, each shaft is then wrapped in a twill carbon outer layer, ensuring unmatched durability and slightly textured feel. With four distinct profiles

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Introducing: The Hydro SynergyX – The Next Generation of ‘Super Paddles’

Introducing the latest evolution in paddling excellence — the next generation of ‘super paddles’ has arrived. Offering a greatly enhanced paddling experience, the Hydro SynergyX empowers you to achieve increased board speed, maintain a higher paddling cadence, and paddle for extended durations. In partnership with world champions Seychelle Webster and Arthur Arutkin, and drawing inspiration from the success of the Hydro series, this new Black Project paddle has been meticulously tuned to dominate middle and long distance races. Prepare to redefine your paddling experience. PADDLE TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES ADVANCED FLOW TECHNOLGY (AFT) A completely re-imagined design. Increases blade efficiency through the water.  Locks blade in to eliminate lateral movements. Creates a smooth, consistent and efficient stroke. POWER SCOOP TECHNOLOGY (PST) Single medium depth scoop design with dihedral edges. Shallower scoop promotes increased cadence. Delivers an efficient and smooth paddle stroke. Works in harmony with AFT. TOUR CARBON 30T OVAL TAPER

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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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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 SUP 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

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“Changed the Game” | What Customers Say About Our Surge SUP Surf Paddle

If you want to surf longer, catch more waves, and experience less fatigue with fewer injuries—a high-performance SUP surfing paddle is the best investment you can make. In fact, we’d argue that using a premium surf paddle is even more important than the SUP surfboard beneath your feet. That may sound like hyperbole, but it’s actually based on real-world feedback we’ve received from current Surge owners—many of whom have used our paddle to transform their SUP surfing experience.  Lightweight and durable, the Surge combines exceptional power, blade stability and dynamic flex. The deep scooped dihedral blade shaping holds water securely through the power phase, while the TEXCARBON shaft provides unrivaled durability and flex for maximum performance. The smaller blade and increased flex is also easier on the body, allowing paddlers to surf longer, harder, and pain-free. To help you better understand how these innovative features translate into performance in the

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INTRODUCING
THE SUP PADDLE COLLECTION