The Black Series Paddles
Limited Edition Polu and Maika'i Hybrid outrigger paddles from Puakea Designs. The same great blade designs with the simplicity of less graphics. These sleek designs include a Polu or Maika'i blade without the fish designs on the front, a wood double bend shaft and the all new carbon t-top.
Stock is limited for these blades as they are limited edition. These paddles will be made to order with the size of your choice. Please select the model you would like in the drop down menu and leave the size you want in the notes section at checkout.
Made to order paddles have a 3-4 week production time from time of order. Once out of production, please allow 5 business days for processing and shipping. Production and processing times do not include shipping transport time.
Polu means "Blue" in Hawaiian. 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.
Maika’i means "smooth feel" in Hawaiian. This outrigger paddle is our biggest blade design. Ideal for team boats, the Maika’i really shines when the canoe is surging on a wave, or at full race pace. As the canoe goes faster, it becomes increasingly difficult to grab water and accelerate, making this paddle extremely useful at high speed. Like its little sibling, Polu, Maika’i has a rounded leading edge creates less impact on the paddler. But with significantly more surface area, has incredible hold and feel. A slight scoop keeps water from cavitating around the blade without sacrificing an efficient exit. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.
We use USPS priority mail to ship our orders.
LOCAL PICKUP OPTION (Orange County only): Please use the code "PADDLELOCAL" at checkout to indicate you would like to pick up your paddle in the Orange County area. You will be contacted directly to arrange pickup location.
If shipping to Australia please contact us first.