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Werner Athena Kayak Paddle

Carbon Fibre Foame Core Low Angle Sea Kayak Paddle

All the build quality of Werner's Foam-Core paddles in a small package for lighter/smaller paddlers.

Carbon Foam Core / Straight Shaft:
£398.99 (RRP £419.99 - Saving £21.00)

Carbon Foam Core / Neutral Bent Shaft:
£465.49 (RRP £489.99 - Saving £24.50)

Athena carbon touring kayak paddle from Werner

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Werner Shuna

The Werner Athena inland touring and sea kayak paddle has asymmetric blades, designed for low angle paddlers. Combined with a relatively small blade surface area, which is gentler on your joints and allows for a faster stroke rate. Exceptionally quiet, light and buoyant, the Athena is a great choice for smaller low-angle style paddlers.

The Athena's smaller Foam-Core blades pull effortlessly through each stroke, making paddling all day feel effortless. Especially when combined with their well considered dihedral blade shape. Both the blades and shaft are constructed from carbon fibre, to give a high performing, stiff paddle with a smooth back face to the blade for cleaner entry/exit on each stroke.

Hidden alongĀ  the edges of each paddle blade is a material called Dynel which is incredibly impact and abrasion resistant. And when combined with the ultra-strong carbon fibre materials, should give a paddle that during normal use and looked after well, could provide a lifetime of paddling.


Other features include Werners 'Smart View' ferrule system that allows simple and precise changes to the paddles degree of feather, or easily taken apart for storage and transportation. The hidden foam-core inside the blades, provides uplift on each stroke and enormous amounts of stability. Perfect for those paddlers wanting extra support on brace strokes and their paddles to stay on the surface when rolling.


Please note: the Athena is also available in different lengths, smaller diameter shaft sizes and on a straight carbon (rather than neutral bent) shaft, that aren't shown in the above buy-links. Call to discuss availability and pricing.


  • 2 piece shaft
  • Right or left handed
  • 0 to 75 degrees feather
  • Small-sized Performance Core blades
  • Smooth forward strokes make paddling all day feel effortless
  • Light, buoyant feel on the water
  • Carbon weave for lightest weight to strength ratio
  • Dihedral for smooth forward strokes
  • Ribless back for smooth sculling strokes


  • Blade Surface Area: 550cm2
  • Blade Length x Width: 15cm x 48cm
  • Shaft Lengths: 215cm or 220cm

Shaft Type


werner straight shaft kayak paddle

Straight Shaft

  • More traditional feeling and generally less expensive.
  • The lightest weight option available.
  • Continuous length allows for easy hand movement.

Bent Shaft

werner bent shaft

  • Neutral bent shafts naturally aligns wrists to reduce fatigue
  • More hand to shaft contact for increased control
  • Immediate comfort and reduced strain with lighter grip
  • Light weight with Werner durability
  • Balanced for precise control and comfort


Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

For further help and information about the Werner Shuna, please call us on 01925 818437