This standup paddle comparison guide takes the confusion out of choosing the right SUP paddle to best suit your needs.
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HYDRO

SURGE

LAVA

OHANA

GROM

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.
Suitable For:Advanced to professional athletes.Advanced to
professional athletes.
Intermediate to
expert padders.
Beginner to
advanced paddlers.
Kids.
Sizes AvailableXL, Large, Medium, Small & XSXL, Large, Medium, Small & XSLarge, Medium, SmallLarge, Medium, SmallXS
ShaftTEXCARBON100TEXCARBON100REFLEX90REFLEX60FG100
Shaft OptionsStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterStandard & Reduced DiameterReduced Diameter
Flex OptionsStiff, Medium & SoftMedium & SoftMediumSoftExtra Soft
Handle OptionsPalmT or PalmT or PalmT or PalmPalm
ConstructionTEXCARBONTEXCARBON90% Carbon60% Carbon100% Fiberglass
Travel OptionYESYESYESYESNO
Blade Angle (degrees)10°10°
Weight (gr / oz)From 350 / 12.35From 350 / 12.35From 450 / 15.9From 550 / 19.4500 / 17.64
Warranty1yr1yr1yr1yr1yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax)From $450From $450From $300From $225$200.00
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HOW TO CHOOSE A PADDLE
HOW TO
CHOOSE A
PADDLE

Even the best standup paddle isn’t ideal for all SUP disciplines, all paddlers need to consider size & skill-level to determine the best paddle for them. Different paddle types perform better in certain conditions & often paddlers need a few different SUP paddles. Our 5-step guide will help you pick the best paddle & customize it to suit your needs.

OUR PADDLE PHILOSOPHY
OUR
PADDLE
PHILOSOPHY
OUR
PADDLE
PHILOSOPHY

Black Project developed the concept that when it comes to SUP paddles - smaller, softer and shorter is better. The science behind the three S’s philosophy is what inspires the standup paddles we create. We don’t want to be part of something that leaves people with back or shoulder problems, which is exactly why we’re spreading the word about size.

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