As you’ve seen by the latest posts and videos, SUP ATX is compiling a pretty impressive team of board and paddle builders  and racers. Johny Puakea is the latest all-star to join the group and his new paddle, the Catch 22, got a really good response at the Outdoor Retailers Expo. The paddle has a reduced angle and scoop for better catch and a clean release.

Johnny Puakea is a legend in the outrigger world, working with obscure paddlers like some guy named Danny Ching. Talking to him is like taking a master class in paddling technique and design. Also, he just beams stoke. You can tell he loves this stuff.

The paddle will be available in 2015, perhaps sooner. We’ll keep you updated.

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