Manufactured exclusively for Alpacka Raft by Sawyer Oars in Talent, Oregon, the Cedar Surge II looks like a work of art and paddles like a dream. The Cedar Surge II features laminated carbon/fiberglass reinforced Western Red Cedar blades and a featherlight carbon shaft with lever locking ferrule that provides infinite feather and length adjustment from 205cm to 230cm. The adjustable length is perfect for switching from flatwater to whitewater and for setting up mid-style tents such as Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s UltaMid series. The Cedar Surge II is also our lightest full featured paddle at 29 oz. The Cedar Surge II is a staff favorite for long tours and it will handle less rocky whitewater well, but its cedar blades are not as resistant to rock strikes and the “packraft scoot” in shallow waters as our Werner and Aqua-Bound paddles.
Note: Paddle should be stored dry in order to prevent the nylon ferrules from binding