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World SUP Champ Lincoln Dews joins Blackfish Paddles as the Head of Product Development

17 Oct 2022

World SUP Champ Lincoln Dews joins Blackfish Paddles as the Head of Product Development

World SUP Champion and the 2022 Yukon River Quest SUP Record Holder Lincoln Dews has joined Blackfish Paddles as the Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand and the Head of Product Development, announced the Canadian brand specialising in handcrafted, high-performance paddles for SUP, surf and foiling. Lincoln has collaborated with Blackfish Paddles to develop […]

Blackfish Paddles welcome 15-year old Vaïc Garioud to their Team

6 Jun 2022

Blackfish Paddles welcome 15-year old Vaïc Garioud to their Team

“Vaïc Garioud hails from New Caledonia and if his name sounds familiar that is because of his older brother Noïc Garioud. Vaïc is a very talented paddler, surfer, foiler and a true lover of all things water. Like Emily Evans who has just joined Blackfish Team, he has been using our paddles for a while but […]

Circumnavigating Nova Scotia: Blackfish Paddles to support Expedition SUP Mi’kmaw’ki

21 May 2021

Circumnavigating Nova Scotia: Blackfish Paddles to support Expedition SUP Mi’kmaw’ki

‘Why the extreme? Why push the boundaries and limits?’ are the questions that keep recurring when it comes to large-scale stand-up paddleboarding endeavours. With Blackfish Paddles supporting ambitious and record-breaking SUP expeditions (The Great British Paddle 2020, Nymboida SUP descent and The Long Paddle 2021, to name just few), we have a unique opportunity to […]

Quality and agility: Blackfish Paddles dealer on future-proofing your SUP venture

26 Nov 2020

Quality and agility: Blackfish Paddles dealer on future-proofing your SUP venture

It’s been quite a ride for the entire SUP industry since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.  SUP brands had to start rethinking and adapting  their business models and explore new, creative and innovative solutions to navigate these challenging times. Seems like some things have remained unchanged – brands’ commitment to quality and sustainability that drives […]

Blackfish Paddles to support the freshly launched WSA Youth Pro Team

26 Jun 2020

Blackfish Paddles to support the freshly launched WSA Youth Pro Team

Dedicated to designing high performance SUP paddles and driving the sport of stand-up paddleboarding , Blackfish Paddles are supporting a new initiative launched by Water Skills Academy (WSA), global leaders providing watersport training and professional coach and guide certifications, in SUP, Surf, Lifeguarding and Packrafting. “Blackfish is proud to help support the WSA Youth Team. […]

Train and Explore: Blackfish Paddles announce Performance Camps with SUP Champ Lincoln Dews

27 Jan 2020

Train and Explore: Blackfish Paddles announce Performance Camps with SUP Champ Lincoln Dews

With a family of four generations of grassroots watermen, salt water seems to run in Lincoln Dews veins. When he’s not shredding the global SUP racing scene, he sails some of the toughest waters dubbed the ‘Everest’ of ocean racing. His passion for the sport that stems from growing up within the ocean paddling scene […]

Watch “Howe Sound”, Blackfish Paddles stunning SUP film featuring Canadian wilderness explorer Norm Hann

21 Oct 2019

Watch “Howe Sound”, Blackfish Paddles stunning SUP film featuring Canadian wilderness explorer Norm Hann

Deeply rooted in British Columbia, Blackfish Paddles, a SUP paddle building brand, stands not only for designing and manufacturing progressive, refined, handcrafted SUP paddles but advocating for conservation of local marine ecosystems. TotalSUP caught up with Blackfish Paddles Team Rider, Norm Hann, SUP athlete, wildlife advocate and founder of a guiding company Norm Hann Expeditions, […]

Blackfish Paddles: What is in the paddle construction?

24 Mar 2020

Blackfish Paddles: What is in the paddle construction?

Ever wondered how paddles are constructed? This Blackfish film shows each step of their paddle making process. Creation of the hand crafted paddles from start to finish.

Amandine Chazot et Boris Jinvresse intègrent la Team Blackfish Paddles

28 Feb 2020

Amandine Chazot et Boris Jinvresse intègrent la Team Blackfish Paddles

Blackfish Paddles, est fier d’annoncer qu’ Amandine Chazot et Boris Jinvresse, deux des meilleurs SUP Racers Français, ont rejoint l’équipe Blackfish pour les saisons 2020 et 2021. «La signature d’Amandine, qui a été six fois championne de France de SUP dans différentes disciplines, est une étape cruciale pour notre marque», a déclaré David Smart de […]

Top Tips for Cold Water SUP from Blackfish Paddles

17 Dec 2019

Top Tips for Cold Water SUP from Blackfish Paddles

“There is a widely held belief that SUP is a ‘Summer’ activity. I don’t agree with this,” says Peter Allen of Blackfish Paddles, designers of high performance, refined and handcrafted SUP paddles. “With the right mindset, preparation and equipment, SUP can be enjoyed safely at any time of the year. The smaller crowds, nature and […]

How to handcraft paddles for SUP Champions: Watch “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”

19 Nov 2019

How to handcraft paddles for SUP Champions: Watch “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”

Have you ever wondered how many times a human touches a handcrafted paddle in the course of it being made? “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”, a film from Blackfish Paddles, designers of high performance, refined and handcrafted SUP paddles, highlights each step of the paddle making process. Featuring Blackfish Paddles Founder, David Smart and Team Rider […]

Looking for a foil specific paddle? Amandine Chazot and Boris Jinvresse choose Blackfish Nootka Kevlar Surf

12 Dec 2022

Looking for a foil specific paddle? Amandine Chazot and Boris Jinvresse choose Blackfish Nootka Kevlar Surf

“Our Blackfish Nootka blade is a classic shape and a best-selling paddle. We have been working on building a more robust version for a couple years and the breakthrough came with the advent of SUP foiling. We had a number of athletes who had broken paddles while foiling and wanted to find a solution. The result […]

Winning Yukon 1000 SUP division: Blackfish Rider Brad Friesen shares his experience

12 Aug 2022

Winning Yukon 1000 SUP division: Blackfish Rider Brad Friesen shares his experience

“When I’m in the zone… pain doesn’t seem so bad and my mind is clear and focused,” says Blackfish Paddles Rider Brad Friesen who has just won the Yukon 1000 SUP division completing the challenge in 7 days and 6 minutes, as part of the Pirates of the Yukon squad where he teamed up with Scott […]