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Werner Surge Fiberglass Straight Shaft One‑Piece Whitewater Paddle

by: Werner Paddles

The Werner Surge delivers confidence in every stroke with a powerful, dependable catch in a high impact resistant fiberglass layup with an increased blade to shaft offset for more verticality through the power phase. Read More

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Brand: Werner Paddles
MPN: SUR C1 F41 194 30 4243 RA
GTIN: 78314836

Tagged: 250-to-499, customizable, fiberglass, full-size-blade, kayak, offset-blade, one-piece, paddles, river-running, straight-shaft, usa-made, werner, werner-paddles, whitewater

Surge Fiberglass Straight Shaft One-Piece Whitewater Paddle

Tested by some of the best expedition kayakers in the world on some of the most demanding rivers the Werner Surge delivers confidence with every stroke. Like its little sibling, the Strike, the Surge is built with a higher blade to shaft offset to keep the paddle blade vertical for longer during the stoke. A vertical blade translates to more power and efficiency. The Surge has a larger area which allows strong, well conditioned paddlers, to really crank and get the most power out of each stroke. This design ensures you get the most power out of the 'catch' phase of the stroke which translates to more effective paddling. Learn more about Choosing a Whitewater Paddle.

Straight Shaft

Straight Shaft

Straight shaft kayak paddles are the most common choice among paddlers and are ideal for those that like a traditional, simple feel. Straight paddles will save weight and cost while allowing for more variety in hand position.

Straight Shaft


  • Increased blade to shaft offset for more verticality through the power phase.
  • Design offers stroke versatility for everyday use.
  • Legendary bomber reliability with high impact fiberglass blades.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Bomber reliability.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • 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 for larger, well-conditioned paddlers
Blade Length 19 in 48.25 cm
Blade Width 8 in 20 cm
Surface Area 114 in² 725 cm²
Weight 35.25 oz 999 g
Construction High impact fiberglass blades and fiberglass shaft
Feather Angle Fixed, Left or Right, 0° to 90° in 5° increments
Available Lengths 162 cm to 230 cm in 1 cm increments
Best Use  River Running, Pack Raft, Crossover

Offset Blade

With an increased blade to shaft offset, this blade forward design gives a more powerful catch and more verticality through the power phase. This design offers stroke versatility for everyday use.

River Running

River Running

Paddles with a river running blade shape will have a more pronounced tip and larger portion of the surface area above the center line of the blade. This allows for an earlier more powerful catch providing a more powerful forward stroke, making them ideal for river running, creeking or coastal rock gardening.

Werner Paddles Warranty

Werner Paddles makes the promise that their pride and quality workmanship will be evident every time you pick up your paddle. You can see it in the unsurpassed attention to quality and feel it with every paddle stroke. Werner paddles are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within the warranty period, all paddles found to have defects will be repaired when possible or when a repair is not possible, replaced at no charge. Second hand paddles, including dealer rental or demo paddles, are not covered under warranty. Read More

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