Polu Hybrid

  • Type: Double Bend Hybrid Outrigger Paddle

  • Length: 47" to 52" (Custom sizes also available)

  • Width: 9.375" blade

  • Weight: approx. 18 oz.

  • Surface Area: 112 sq. inches

  • Color: Grey fish scale design with blue accent

  • Blade Material: Carbon fiber with a Glossy finish and an ABS edge

  • Shaft Materials: Layered Poplar, Bass and Cedar wood

  • Handle Material: Poplar wood

Polu means "Blue" in Hawaiian. With a slate-grey fish scale graphic under a glossy finish, this design is best for paddlers looking for a softer catch on entry, but with significant surface area to firmly hold once planted. This outrigger paddle features a rounded leading-edge design allowing a clean entry with less initial impact. The slight scoop towards the bottom keeps the water on the correct side of the blade without sacrificing an efficient exit. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.

An HCRA approved conforming outrigger paddle.

Note from Paddle Zoo:

This is the paddle that Matt Kearney used for the 70 mile Seventy48 race. He wore no gloves and developed zero blisters over 13 hours of nonstop paddling. It is now his preferred distance racing paddle and has performed exceptionally well in sprint interval workouts as well. This is a great all around paddle.

$344