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Wooden SUP Paddles

Stand up paddle boarding has its roots in ancient Hawaiian heritage, a time when massive surfboards (up to 20’ or longer) were made out of local Hawaiian woods such as Ulu, Koa, and Wiliwili and exclusively reserved for royalty. There is a rich, authentic history to surfing and modern wooden boards and wooden SUP paddles pay homage to this heritage. Surfing and stand up paddle boarding is a very soulful sport with a Zen like appeal to many enthusiasts. Having a wooden SUP paddle in your hand is a way to connect to the romanticism of the ancient roots of surfing. All that aside, wooden paddles have wonderful bend characteristics, they are relatively lightweight, and they typically have an impressive weight to strength ratio.