Werner have released details for two new whitewater paddles. Both of the paddles have an offset paddle shaft as first seen on the Odachi.

First up is the the Surge:

For those paddlers seeking the utmost power and dependable catch in a high impact resistant fiberglass layup. The Surge has a 725cm2 surface area and comes in at 999g with a straight shaft and 1070g with a bent shaft. This means that the Surge paddle blade is larger than the popular Shogun by 14cm2.

New Whitewater Paddles From Werner
Werner Surge
  • Increased blade to shaft offset for more verticality through the power phase.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Bomber reliability.
  • Fiberglass Straight or carbon Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling.
  • Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength.
  • Full sized blades are and ideal fit for larger, well-conditioned paddlers.
  • Available only in our high visibility, Gradient: Blaze HD Graphic.
  • Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments. 2-piece and 4-piece- R45/0/L45 or R30/L30. R30 is our most popular for river running.
New Whitewater Paddles From Werner

Second up is the mid sized bladed (685cm2) Strike. Werner nugget that the Strike is great for smaller paddlers and women looking to take advantage of all the benefits of a blade forward design. The Strike has a blade paddle area slightly smaller than the Player which has a blade area of 690cm2.

New Whitewater Paddles From Werner
Werner Strike