For those paddlers seeking the utmost power and dependable catch in a high impact resistant fiberglass layup. Tested by some of the best expedition kayakers in the world on some of the most demanding rivers. The Surge delivers confidence with every stroke.
For whitewater packrafters, we offer the Werner Surge in a 4-piece 197cm breakdown version. The Surge has similar sized blades to the Powerhouse, but the blades have a greater offset from the shaft. The offset increases power, especially during forward paddling strokes. We have found the increased power is a great feature for generating acceleration in and out of eddies in our whitewater packraft. The offset feels different than a standard “neutral” blade offset like the powerhouse, so you may have to take some time to get comfortable with the handling especially in feathering and surfing situations. But overall, we think the Surge is a great whitewater packrafting paddle.