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Werner Side Kick

Powerful Blades for Playboating & Surfing

The Werner Side Kick gives immediate directional control in rudder and draw strokes, for surfing or setting up todays’ most advanced tricks.

Glass Blades & Straight Shaft:
£261.24 (RRP £274.99 - Saving £13.75)

Carbon Blades & Straight Shaft:
£303.99 (RRP £319.99 - Saving £16.00)

Glass Blades & Neutral Bent Shaft:
£337.24 (RRP £354.99 - Saving £17.75)

Carbon Blades & Neutral Bent Shaft:
£394.24 (RRP £414.99 - Saving £20.75)

Glass werner side kick kayak paddle

carbon werner side kick paddle

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Werner Sidekick


Designed primarily for playboating and freestyle, the Sidekick blade shape is slightly ‘down-turned’ which gives a more immediate level of control whilst changing direction.


This translates to faster turns, and changes of direction- both attributes needed for playboating, surfing and setting up freestyle moves.


However, river runners looking for these features, and a slightly larger blade surface area than the Powerhouse are taking up the Sidekick as their go-to paddle for running big rapids and steep white water.


On the water, the Sidekick generates a substantial amount of power, especially in the hands of stronger paddlers. For those wanting the same blade shape, but with less surface area look at the Werner Player. The Player will provide more forgiveness for miss-timed strokes and a faster stroke rate than the Sidekicks.


  • Larger blades are powerful from catch to release for strong and well conditioned paddlers
  • Down turned blades give immediate directional control in rudder and draw strokes.
  • Werner's legendary bomber strength


  • Surface Area: 725sq cm
  • Blade Length x Width: 48 x 20cm
  • Premium Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 992g/35oz
      Neutral Bent Shaft: 1049g/37oz
  • Performance Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 964g/34oz
    • Neutral Bent Shaft: 1021g/36oz

Sizes: 191cm, 194cm, 197cm, 200cm

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 Sidekick, please call us on 01925 818437