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

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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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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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