THE RIGHT PADDLE
WILL ENHANCE YOUR
PADDLING EXPERIENCE

SUP PADDLES DESIGNED AND BUILT TO PERFORM BETTER AND PROTECT YOUR BODY.

Designed to excel in all paddling conditions Black Project standup paddles are lightweight, powerful and efficient while being optimized to protect your body from injury.

Working with exotic materials our innovative designs will help you to improve your paddling performance and have more fun on the water. Our SUP paddle design philosophy is based on the notion that most people are currently using paddles which are not best suited to their needs. We strive to build better paddles and customize them to suit specific paddler needs on the water.

The Black Project SUP paddle collection has six models each with multiple sizes and options. We aim to ensure that all paddlers of all abilities and budgets can find a paddle suited to their unique needs on the water.

SUP PADDLE COLLECTION



HYDRO FlowX

SURGE

LAVA

OHANA

GROM

SCHOOL

Best For:Serious paddlers who want the very best performace for racing & touring with reduced fatigue.Paddlers who want to improve their SUP surfing & stay on the water longer & catch more waves.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.Designed for kids. Perfectly optimized for the next generation of paddlers so the they can progress quickly & safely.Designed to meet the needs of first time paddlers and SUP rental/school businesses.
Suitable For:Advanced to professional athletes.Advanced to
professional athletes.
Intermediate to
expert paddlers.
Beginner to
advanced paddlers.
Kids.Schools & rental centers.
Sizes AvailableXL, Large, Medium, Small & XSXL, Large, Medium, Small & XSLarge, Medium, SmallLarge, Medium, SmallXSLarge
ShaftTEXCARBON100TEXCARBON100REFLEX90REFLEX60FG100FG100
Shaft OptionsStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterReduced DiameterStandard Diameter
Flex OptionsStiff50, Medium75 & Medium100Medium75, Medium100 & Soft150MediumMediumExtra SoftMedium
Handle OptionsPalmT or PalmT or PalmT or PalmPalmPalm
ConstructionTEXCARBON 30TTEXCARBON90% Carbon60% CarbonFiberglass shaft & 50% carbon blade.Fiberglass shaft with plastic handle & blade
Travel OptionYESYESYESYESNOYES
Blade Angle (degrees)9.33°10°10°10°
Weight (gr / oz)From 340 / 12.0From 350 / 12.35From 450 / 15.9From 550 / 19.4500 / 17.64790 / 27.9
Warranty1yr1yr1yr1yr1yr1yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax)From $550From $475From $300From $225$200.00From $150
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USEFUL PADDLE VIDEOS

NOT SURE HOW TO CHOOSE
YOUR NEW PADDLE?

5-STEP GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR YOUR 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 including their size to determine the best paddle for them. This five-step guide explains the science of paddles. You’ll learn about how paddles work and be able to confidently choose the right paddles(s) for your needs.​

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SUP PADDLE RESOURCES

Niek Van Der Linde Uses Hydro FlowX to Set 24-Hour Distance Record in SUP11City 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

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Black Project Paddles and Fins Dominate at Gorge Paddle Challenge 2021

Catching a glide in the Columbia River Gorge has never felt so good. Representing the first major SUP event in North America since the Covid-19 outbreak, the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge 2021 was a weekend we will never forget. While competition is normally the highlight of the weekend, this year it was the simple camaraderie that brought beaming smiles to the faces of every paddler and fan in attendance. Remembering Steve Gates To say that a lot had changed since the last time we gathered in the Gorge would be a massive understatement. Beyond the toll of the pandemic, the event was noticeably missing its most familiar face––Steve Gates. A friend to everyone he met, Steve not only founded this event but was responsible for growing the Hood River paddling community and mentoring countless young paddlers––including 2019 APP World Champion Fiona Wylde––through the JET Team. He opened the famed Big

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Surge SUP Surfing Paddle

SURGE – Designing the Best SUP Surfing Paddle

Being based in Hawaii, we were determined to design the best SUP surfing paddle. At the time, not much was being made specifically for SUP surfing and as avid SUP surfers ourselves, that just didn’t seem right. So we went to work. The demands of surfing are very different from racing and flat water paddling, but the real challenge was quantifying those differences and settling on new design parameters. We made some good prototypes, but we weren’t satisfied. So development was put on hold and we concentrated on race paddle development. But the wheels never stopped turning. We spent months sitting in the lineup watching paddlers, talking to paddlers, trying their paddles, and session-by-session, the pieces started to come together. Our extensive research and development was about to come to fruition. What Makes a Good SUP Surfing Paddle? By carefully analyzing what SUP surfers actually do, we changed some of

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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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What Paddlers Are Saying About the Hydro FlowX

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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