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Werner Surge

Offset paddles for uncompromising performance

Offset blades and a large surface area make this a powerful reliable paddle.

Glass Blades & Straight Shaft:
£288.99 (RRP £339.99 - Saving £51.00)

Glass Blades & Neutral Bent Shaft: £390.99 (RRP £459.99 - Saving £69.00)

Werner Surge Blaze

Blaze fiberglass werner surge paddle

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Werner surge

Perfect for strong paddlers, looking to deliver the utmost power and also offering a consistent catch on the water as possible. Its testing has been by some of the best white water paddlers in the world, with the feedback of its offset blade to shaft design providing increased power as it encourages a positive vertical paddle stroke at every entry. Great for those must make crosses or just nailing that boof stroke time after time.

For those looking for the same offset design, but with a smaller blade surface area for increased power the Werner Strike’s might be worth looking at.

We normally carry the standard Surge’s Right-handed on a 45 Degree shaft. However it is available in a number of customisations, cranked or straight shaft, Right or Left handed, from un-feathered to 90 degrees. As well as two and four piece splits. Please contact us for lead-times and pricing on any variation on the Werner Surge you are looking for.


  • Blade Surface Area 725 cm2
    Blade Length x Width 48.25cm x 20cm
  • Premium Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 999g
      Neutral Bent Shaft: 1070g


Shaft Type

Why chose a modern style bent paddle shaft over a traditional straight paddle shaft?

  • The no.1 reason for a bend is to reduce the extreme angle between hand and paddle whilst making forward paddle strokes.  A well designed bend in the paddle shaft will allow a better ergonomic hand position and grip. In turn reducing fatigue and strain through the paddlers hand, wrist, and forearm all the way through to the shoulders. Especially useful to reduce injuries, protect joints and make life easier on a long day out where paddlers can use tens of thousands of repetitive forward paddle strokes.
  • A ‘Neutral Bend’ has been achieved by Werner by aligning all the paddle parts in a straight line allowing an easy transition from folks used to using  straight shafts to begin using bent shaft paddles.
  • With a reduced wrist angle, the paddler is able to have more contact with the shaft allowing a better grip allowing more control and comfort.
  • Bent carbon shafts should give an overall higher level of performance, strength and durability than straight fibreglass paddle shafts.
  • There are many schools of thought that a bent paddle will provide more power through the stroke. (see Google for many of hours of research results). In the real world, most racing paddlers whether slalom, white water/extreme racing and sprint paddlers performing at elite level, all appear to use bent paddle shafts.


  • Cost, the no. 1 factor why more paddlers don’t use bent paddles is due to the higher cost of manufacturing bent shafts and the carbon fibre material used is a higher priced, premium material than fibreglass. (see materials section)
  • A straight shaft will weigh slightly less than a bent shaft due to less material being used.
  • A carbon shaft will be stiffer and higher performing than a glass shaft which has more flex. Some paddlers will prefer a less responsive paddle shaft and benefit from a less stiff, more flexible glass fibre straight shaft.
  • Due to the positioning of the bend in a bent shaft, the paddlers hand position will be relatively in a ‘fixed’ position. Paddlers with an extra wide or narrow grip, or those that like to move their hands into different positions along the length of the paddle will need a straight shaft.




Nationwide delivery available for the Werner surge. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

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Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Werner surge. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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