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Too many people are still using outdated SUP paddles that aren’t suited to their unique needs on the water.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

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 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 the

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Bernd Roediger using a Black Project Surge SUP surfing paddle

“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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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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