Video: Sizing Your OC Paddle

Picking out your first OC paddle So, maybe you've just succumbed to the pull of outrigger canoe and you're about to get your first OC paddle.  Might want to review this helpful video from Dave and Meg Chun at Kialoa before your pick your blade...

Art of the Paddle

One thing that I think is pretty cool is seeing the different graphic designs that paddle-related businesses come up with. (Wow, that's a clunky sentence, but you know what I mean.) Of course, function is paramount, but it doesn't hurt to have something pretty...

Why standup paddle blades are at an angle with Kialoa’s Dave Chun

Dave Chun from Kialoa Paddles discusses why paddles have a bent shaft (or offset blade) and some trends and considerations for establishing that angle. For more information on Kialoa Paddles, go to

KIALOA Insanity Stand Up Paddle

From Kialoa: Crazy light, crazy strong, crazy affordable. KIALOA's Insanity SUP is the perfect balance of performance and durability. Available as an adjustable, fixed or 2 piece travel paddle. The Kialoa Insanity Stand Up Paddle Line The Insanity line is part of Kialoa's All-Around Performance SUP Series. You...

Hobie and QuickBlade collaboration with matching custom boards and paddles

Hobie Performance Lab and QuickBlade Match Sticks
In a world of paranoid competition and shrinking markets, how do two companies like Hobie and Quickblade come together for an artistic and craftsmanship collaboration? How the houses of two craftsmen came together Jimmy Terrell from QuickBlade reads an article in the LA Times (Great article: Jimmy calls Sean...

Kialoa Adjustable Pro-T Grip Standup Paddle Handle: Surf Expo Goodies

Kialoa just came out with a brilliant new handle for your paddles—the 6" Pro-T. You can install them into any round shafted carbon fiber and it only adds 1.5 ounces to the weight. It allows you to adjust your paddle in a 6" range...

Gear Review: Quickblade Trifecta Paddle

Today we welcome Mullet friend and 100/100 paddler Corey Taylor with his review of the Quickblade Trifecta. Welcome, Corey!   *****   About a week ago I snapped my Werner Grand Prix paddle. The paddle that I have raced every race and surfed with. As paddlers these paddles...

New Quickblade SUP Gun cools off summer heat by making paddles into Water Guns

We saw our first prototype in Key West when Quickblade's Jimmy Terrell and Jojo Rosen brought a few out at the Lazy Dog Paddle Shack. They have some range and can shock the heck out of a competitor at the start of a race....

A few of my favorite things from this year: Riviera Bump Paddle and Ergo Grip

The Riviera Bump Paddle is a great option for SUP Surfing. It has a great grip from the top to bottom. It's a lot of fun.  The shaft gets tacky when it's wet for a great grip. The Ergo Grip Handle, is perfect because you hand just...

Gear Review: Kialoa Hulu (Small blade)

Let me start by saying that the first paddle I ever used was a Kialoa and I've had Kialoa paddles ever since. They feel comfortable to me and they fit with my price point. I've paddled with other paddles occasionally to try them and...

Pau Hana Surf Supply Monkey Grip

Pau Hana Surf Supply Monkey GRip
For a limited time, Pau Hana Surf Supply will be sending out a free Monkey Grip with every carbon fiber paddle. Warning, monkeys have been known to throw feces. And they tend to grip you, not the paddle. Choose from Howler, Spider or Golden-headed lion tamarin versions. For...

Gear Review: Naish Kaholo Race LE Paddle

I’m not one for trends; I sometimes even go out of my way to do the opposite of whatever is in style. When people started increasing blade size, I was skeptical. When people started cutting their paddles longer, I was skeptical. Then the trend...

QuickBlade: How to Use the Composite Patch Kit

In this video, Jim Terrell shows you how to use the Composite Patch Kit from Quickblade to do some repairs on your paddles or carbon fiber boards. QB just started selling a Carbon Fiber Patch kit for paddles and boards. If you've ever traveled to a...

Choosing Your First SUP Paddle

Choosing your First Paddle It can be intimidating purchasing all of your SUP gear for the first time.  And expensive.  Understandably you don’t want to spend a fortune on your first set of equipment. But at the same time, you want to get stuff that...

Cover your paddle

How much does your paddle cost?  Yep.  A lot! You have a case for your camera. You have a case for your laptop. You have a helmet for your melon.  GET A BAG FOR YOUR PADDLE. I just brought mine back from the Key West Classic. It's the Quickblade...

Latest SUP Crowdfunding Venture: Cedar Boat Works Wooden Paddle Kit

I met the Cedar Boat Works crew out at The Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR this past August. They build the cedar boards and paddles by hand out of a small workshop in NW Portland. At the time they were preparing to launch...

Congratulations KIALOA: Celebrating 25th Anniversary

It's so cool to see this. I knew Kialoa had been making paddles for a long time, but had no idea they'd been at it for 25 years. Dave and Meg Chun were two of the first people I ever met in the industry...

Johnny Puakea on standup paddles, pitch, scoop and drag

Talking about the Catch 22 series at Surf Expo ranging from the 8" paddle to the 7 1/4" blade made with less angle to increase the grab or catch of the paddle and help bring the paddler past the blade. The scoop is decreased to...

Diapers and Paddles: Kialoa Paddles uses recycled materials

Shane from Kialoa Paddles talks about recycled materials used in paddles. The post-comsumer, post-industrial materials that Kialoa Paddles uses to make their standup paddles comes from a diaper company.

Check out the Quickblade V-Drive

Jim Terrell of Quickblade Paddles discusses the new, smaller 81 square inch blade on the 2015 V-drive as well as some of the similarities and differences with the V-drive 91.

Sneak Peak at the 2016 Starboard Bolt Paddle from Starboard SUP with Dan Gavere

Have you ever considered floatation and volume in your paddle? Dan Gavere walks us through the 2016 line of Starboard Paddles and in particular the Starboard Bolt Paddle. For more info about Dan Gavere: For more info on Starboard SUP, go to: On Facebook: On Twitter:...

Werner to offer LeverLock across their entire SUP Line

Werner Paddles Zen
Werner just made a huge move across their whole line by offering LeverLock across their whole SUP paddle line. The technology adds 16" of adjustment to every paddle, so the days of fixed shafts in the recreation and surf, perhaps even race, might be...

Introducing QB and Hobie Paddle Collaboration from Quickblade Paddles

"You make cool stuff. We make cool stuff. We should make cool stuff together." That's how the collaboration between Hobie SUP and Quickblade began. But what started as Match Sticks, a more aesthetic concept where custom, high-performance Quickblade paddles were created to match the design of custom,...

Werner Rip Stick Surf Specific SUP Paddle footage from Santa Cruz

This is a cool quick video of Jeramie Vaine and Fiona Wilde in Santa Cruz. That wave looks amazing! The Rip Stick is the answer to what surfers want. More power from a smaller blade. Smaller blade size means a higher cadence for bursts of...

Puakea Paddle Designs Features The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle

Puakea Paddle
An in depth interview with John Puakea from Puakea Paddle Designs featuring The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle. Filming and Editting by The Production Garage. Thanks to our team: Jose Coli, Robert Lee, Michael Steel & Shane Verdult for making this happen. Do you like...
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