Props to small market paddle makers

I want to use this forum to give proper credit to those small paddle makers, most of whom make high quality wood and composite paddles, and some of for inovations used by the larger paddle makers.
Maybe you can list names, locations, and highlights, and maybe pictures of their products


Submitted by jdeppe on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:43pm

is there such a thing as a "big market" paddle builder? most every brand of OC paddle is a small family run operation...

#1 Tue, 12/13/2011 - 5:50pm

Looks like the Big Island is pumping out some solid products in the way of paddles and OC6 unlimited designs. I think Pure, Broadreach, and Fluid all make some damn nice paddles.

#2 Tue, 12/13/2011 - 8:30pm

Oh yeah! And if you surf ski (kayak), no forget Pog in Hilo, for he make the besses of the besses lightest and strongest all carbon wings around.

#3 Tue, 12/13/2011 - 8:45pm

Whoo hoo ... Thanks Koa.

Humblest thanks for your support !

Shout out to Fluid paddles too !


For builders and anyone who can relate to those who work with their hands;

#4 Tue, 12/13/2011 - 9:29pm

Right on!

#5 Wed, 12/14/2011 - 6:53am

I'd consider Kialoa as the "big market paddle maker". Nothing wrong with their paddles, I use one, but if there was a "big market" it'd be them.

I'm very partial to Malama Custom paddles. Quite a few people in our club have them. They're beautiful and I received my steering blade from them recently. Can't wait to get it in the water to try it out! I'll put up a pic when I get a chance.

#6 Wed, 12/14/2011 - 7:19am

Up and coming paddle designs, take a look at PALIKU.Makai mag had an article

#7 Wed, 12/14/2011 - 7:12pm

Superior paddles custom made Italy
Scorpion paddles custom made Hungary

Very hard to find both

#8 Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:50pm

As an online retailler of "big market" paddles :) I'd like to give some props to a small kine wood paddlemaker and canoe camp coaching operation.

Hana Hou Outrigger - Rick Nu'u and Don Irvine have combined their passion for outrigger canoe paddling

Open Ocean Outriggers
" the ocean experience"
Vancouver BC, CANADA

#9 Mon, 12/19/2011 - 2:29pm

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