THE RIGHT PADDLE
WILL ENHANCE YOUR
PADDLING EXPERIENCE

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Too many people are still using outdated SUP paddles that aren’t suited to their unique needs on the water.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 SUP 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.

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INTRODUCING
2022 SUP PADDLE COLLECTION

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 & 3-Piece Travel
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 $400
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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)From $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 $275$200From $200.00From $150
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USEFUL PADDLE VIDEOS

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.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
SUP PADDLE RESOURCES

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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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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