Hopu 9.4" paddle

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Hopu meaning "grab" in Hawaiian, this paddle is best for paddlers looking for a solid grab at the catch. Formally known as the "OC6" paddle, this paddle features a larger volume blade design with a double-bend shaft. The very slight scoop on the leading edge of the blade allows it to enter the water cleanly and with more width at the shoulders, this paddle packs a bigger bite at the catch than the original Puakea paddle. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft (smaller in diameter than the original Puakea paddle) promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.

The wood shaft on the hybrid option is handmade and features a T-grip. 

The carbon handle on the carbon shaft features a palm grip.  All Puakea carbon paddles feature enough flex to be easy on the joints.

Standard sizes: 46-53, Custom sizes: any size lower than 46, any size higher than 53, and half sizes.



  • Blade Material: Carbon fiber with an ABS edge on the blade. Matte finish

  • Hybrid shaft Materials: Layered poplar, bass and cedar

  • Hybrid handle Material: Poplar wood, T-grip


  • Blade Material: Carbon fiber with an ABS edge on the blade.  Matte finish

  • Carbon shaft Materials: Carbon fiber with a matte finish

  • Carbon handle: palm grip.


  • Type: Double Bend Hybrid Paddle

  • Color: Carbon fiber with green accent


  • Length: 46" to 53" (Custom sizes also available)

  • Width: 9.4″ blade

  • Weight: approx. 21 oz.

  • Surface Area: 113 sq. inches