BLACK PROJECT SURGE
A PADDLE THAT WILL HELP IMPROVE YOUR SURFING
AND KEEP YOU ON THE WATER HOUR AFTER HOUR
The lightweight, powerful & responsive SUP paddle for surfers. This is the most used paddle by APP surfing athletes including Bernd Roediger, Leco Salazar, Mo Freitas, Wellington Rees and Arthur Arutkin.
XL | LARGE | MEDIUM | SMALL | EXTRA-SMALL
WHY CHOOSE THIS PADDLE?
For SUP surfers looking to catch more waves, rip harder, and experience less fatigue during long sessions, the Surge delivers. The Scooped Dihedral blade bites the water and delivers instant acceleration needed to scratch into set waves or escape the impact zone. To improve stability, the extended tapered scoop ensures you’ll always get a powerful stroke, even if you don’t get the full blade in the water. Thanks to our TEXCARBON construction, the Surge is not only the lightest surf paddle on the market (from 350 gr / 12.35 oz) but also incredibly durable, built to withstand a pounding from the burliest waves. Our smooth blade edges increase safety and blade strength, while also reducing damage to your board’s rails. The L, M, S and XS blades feature our reduced diameter shaft (RDS) for increased comfort, while the XL uses our regular shaft for larger paddlers.
WHY CHOOSE THIS PADDLE?
For SUP surfers looking to catch more waves, rip harder, and experience less fatigue during long sessions, the Surge delivers. The Scooped Dihedral blade bites the water and delivers the instant acceleration needed to scratch into set waves or escape the impact zone. To improve stability, the extended tapered scoop ensures you’ll always get a powerful stroke, even if you don’t get the full blade in the water. Thanks to our TEXCARBON construction, the Surge is not only the lightest surf paddle on the market (from 350 gr / 12.35 oz) but also incredibly durable, built to withstand a pounding from the burliest waves. Our smooth blade edges increase safety and blade strength, while also reducing damage to your board’s rails. The L, M, S and XS blades feature our reduced diameter shaft (RDS) for increased comfort, while the XL uses our regular shaft for larger paddlers.
SUPERIOR QUALITY & PERFORMANCE
PADDLE TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
SCOOPED DIHEDRAL BLADE TECHNOLOGY
Featuring Scooped Dihedral shaping, the Surge blade is designed to correct poor alignment. The blade holds the water securely through the power phase, eliminating lateral movement and delivering force in a smooth, efficient manner. The extension of the tapered scoop towards the toe allows the paddle to remain stable and deliver power, even if you fail to get the full blade in the water. The Surge blade is predictable, powerful, and efficient, encouraging the use of smaller, more agile blades.
The T-handle was specifically designed for SUP surfing. Featuring a flat front and curved back which fits into your hand comfortably while providing instant feedback regarding your paddle orientation while riding.
100% TEXALIUM & CARBON SHAFT
BUILT FOR SURFING
The Surge was designed to meet the specific demands of SUP surfing, it has become the paddle of choice for many competitive and recreational SUP surfers worldwide. We set out to create the best SUP surfing paddle on the market—the Surge is that paddle. At the end of the day, we’re SUP surfers too and that inspires what we do.
DESIGNED & BUILT
The Surge was designed to meet the specific demands of SUP surfing; it has become the paddle of choice for many competitive and recreational SUP surfers worldwide. We set out to create the best SUP surfing paddle on the market—the Surge is that paddle. At the end of the day, we’re SUP surfers too and that inspires what we do.
The shallow 8° blade angle results in a direct and positive feel through the power phase. The lower blade angle allows paddlers to enjoy a more aggressive and efficient paddle stroke. It also results in a slightly shorter paddle length.
The ridge along the front of the blade increases stiffness both vertically and laterally, resulting in increased strength and enhanced responsiveness. This structure helps the blade maintain better stability for a predictable feel you can count on.
SLIM 26.5mm &
The Surge paddle is available with both STANDARD (29mm) diameter and SLIM (26.5mm) options depending on blade size. With a range of flex options, each Surge paddle is custom tuned to suit your specific needs.
We smoothed out all edges and incorporated our slim-line joint to make a sleek and efficient paddle. This increases safety, increases blade strength, and reduces board damage. The slim-line joint system reduces drag through the water and prevents rail damage caused by hard edges.
TEXALIUM, KEVLAR & CARBON CONSTRUCTION
The Surge paddle is equipped with a 100% Texalium and Carbon shaft, the increased impact resistance of Texalium helps protect paddles against breakage. The silver finish reflects UV rays, reducing sun damage and keeping the shaft cooler on the water. Meanwhile, the textured shaft also enhances grip, while still being gentle on the hands. We paired this shaft with a blade and handle built in a red kevlar and 24T carbon construction for a unique and sleek aesthetic. On the inside, the laminates are optimized to increase strength and reduce weight, while maintaining an optimized flex required in a surfing paddle.
Throughout the design process, all unnecessary weight was removed. This effort has resulted in the Surge being the lightest SUP surfing paddle available. For example, a Surge Medium that’s cut to 69″ (175cm) is only 13.2 ounces (373 grams), approximately 50 grams lighter than any other high-end surf paddle. This reduced weight translates into an improved paddling experience, while also being easier on your body.
FEATURED SURGE VIDEOS
CATCH MORE WAVES, SURF BETTER
SPECIFICATIONS AND SIZING
We don’t think you need to be an expert paddler to enjoy the benefits of a custom paddle. In fact, it’s why we offer the Surge in five blade options and four shaft options to best suit your specific paddling needs. Choosing the right paddle might seem daunting at first, but don’t worry, we made it easy to identify which is the best option for your optimal paddling experience.
|Shaft Diameter (mm)||29||26.5||26.5||26.5||26.5|
|Shaft Options:||Stiff50 / Medium75||Medium75 / Medium100||Medium75 / Medium100||Medium100 / Soft150||Soft150|
|Max Width (mm/in)||187 / 7.36||183 / 7.20||175 / 6.89||165 / 6.50||155 / 6.10|
|Blade Length (mm/in)||467 / 18.39||464 / 18.27||461 / 18.15||452 / 17.80||444 / 17.48|
|Paddler Weight (KG)||80 - 105||70 - 95||60 - 85||50 - 75||40 - 65|
|Paddler Weight (lbs)||175 - 230||155 - 210||130 - 185||110 - 165||85 - 140|
|45 - 55 / 99 - 121||SOFT150||None|
|56 - 60 / 123 - 132||MEDIUM100||SOFT150|
|61 - 65 / 134 - 143||MEDIUM100||SOFT150|
|66 - 75 / 145 - 165||MEDIUM100||None|
|76 - 85 / 167 - 187||MEDIUM100||MEDIUM75|
|86 - 90 / 189 - 198||MEDIUM75||MEDIUM100|
|91 - 95 / 200 - 209||MEDIUM75||STIFF50|
|96 - 100 / 211 - 220||STIFF50||MEDIUM75|
|101 - 106 / 222 - 233||STIFF50||None|
PADDLE LENGTH FOR SURFING
This table is not designed to be a one-size-fits-all solution, and recommended lengths may vary by approximately 1″ (2.5cm) depending on the paddler’s preference. It’s easier to cut your paddle down than to glue on more shaft (especially with our hot glue construction), so we err on the side of caution by recommending the longer end of the spectrum.
Height (ft / cm / in)
40+ ltrs of +ve buoyancy
<40 ltrs of +ve buoyancy
<20 ltrs of +ve buoyancy
|5′ / 60 / 152||64 / 163||61 / 155||60 / 152|
|5′ 1″ / 61 / 155||65 / 165||62 / 157||61 / 155|
|5′ 2″ / 62 / 157||66 / 168||63 / 160||62 / 157|
|5′ 3″ / 63 / 160||67 / 170||64 / 163||63 / 160|
|5′ 4″ / 64 / 163||68 / 173||65 / 165||64 / 163|
|5′ 5″ / 65 / 165||69 / 175||66 / 168||65 / 165|
|5′ 6″ / 66 / 168||70 / 178||67 / 170||66 / 168|
|5′ 7″ / 67 / 170||71 / 180||68 / 173||67 / 170|
|5′ 8″ / 68 / 173||72 / 183||69 / 175||68 / 173|
|5′ 9″ / 69 / 175||73 / 185||70 / 178||69 / 175|
|5′ 10″ / 70 / 178||74 / 188||71 / 180||70 / 178|
|5′ 11″ / 71 / 180||75 / 191||72 / 183||71 / 180|
|6′ / 72 / 183||76 / 193||73 / 185||72 / 183|
|6′ 1″ / 73 / 185||77 / 196||74 / 188||73 / 185|
|6′ 2″ / 74 / 188||78 / 198||75 / 191||74 / 188|
|6′ 3″ / 75 / 191||79 / 201||76 / 193||75 / 191|
|6′ 4″ / 76 / 193||80 / 203||77 / 196||76 / 193|
|6′ 5″ / 77 / 196||81 / 206||78 / 198||77 / 196|
|6′ 6″ / 78 / 198||82 / 208||79 / 201||78 / 198|
COMPARE PADDLES FOR:
|Best For:||Paddlers who want to improve their SUP surfing,|
& stay on the water longer to catch more waves.
|Paddlers who want to improve their SUP surfing, |
& stay on the water longer to catch more waves.
|Suitable For:||Advanced to professional athletes.||Advanced to professional athletes.|
|Sizes Available||XL, Large, Medium, Small & XS||XL, Large, Medium, Small & XS|
|Shaft Options||Standard & Reduced Diameter||Standard & Reduced Diameter|
|Flex Options||Stiff50 (XL only), Medium75,|
Medium100 & Soft150
|Medium75 & Medium100|
|Handle Options||T or Palm||T or Palm|
|# of HEX Joins||None||2|
|Blade Angle (degrees)||8°||8°|
|Bag||Yes, 1-Piece||Yes, 3-Piece|
|Weight (gr / oz)||From 350 / 12.35||From 400 / 14.11|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||$550||$550|
|Buy Now||Buy Now|
DESIGNING THE ULTIMATE SURF PADDLE
NOT SURE HOW TO CHOOSE A 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Bt far the most popular size of blade is the Medium which is 80.4 in² / 519cm². This is what the majority of our athletes use. Be sure to refer to sizing table to select the right size for your weight.
When ordering via our website the Surge paddle is supplied complete with our Paddle Bag, it is not a free bag and some US and international retailers do sell the paddle without the bag at an adjusted price. We strongly recommend that you protect your investment with a quality padded bag, ideally a Black Project one.
Yes, if your local SUP store is an official Black Project retail partner they will be able to arrange your new paddle. If they are not currently one of our retailers you can either buy online or ask them to get in contact with us. Refer to our Dealer Locator map to find your closest store.
We ship from our Maui workshop via FedEx 2-Day shipping to all 50 states, we do not charge for this service. We also offer low shipping rates worldwide via FedEx International Economy.