Welcome to Ke Nalu Paddles Canada where you will find information on the world's most advanced carbon SUP paddles.
The finest SUP paddles on the water!
Ke Nalu stand up paddles are among the lightest standup paddles available for sale in Canada today. Light weight is one thing, but the performance and durability are really what set our paddles apart.
The finish on all of the components is absolutely impeccable and flawless right out of the mold (no heavy clear-coats required). When you see, feel, and try them in person you will be amazed!
Need a special set up, such as 3pc shaft, or adjustable shaft, we can do it! Just email or call and we’ll set up your paddle exactly the way you want it with fast, personal service.
Mana race blade!
The Mana comes in 90 sq/in for maximum power, and 82 sq/in for lighter weight and faster cadence.
These blades feature the same winglet technology of the Konihi, with a little more scoop and slightly deeper concaves.
This paddle is our best seller in Canada!
Price: $699 with your choice of handle. See below for choices.
Ke Nalu SUP paddles are highly configurable and you are never stuck with the choices you made. They are assembled with hot glue, so most changes you want to make can be done easily and quickly with a heat gun or hair dryer.
Konihi Race SUP Blade (Same features as Mana blade)
Here’s a short (43 sec) video showing the features of the Konihi:
The Mana blade has the now-famous winglet design, and is the absolute ultimate in performance for those who demand the finest paddle at any price. There are not many paddles this light, and there are no other paddles with the same performance. You’re paying for extensive design and testing that has been done to make this the best performing paddle there is in the world, period.
The Mana was designed with racing in mind. It utilizes “winglets” taken from aviation technology to make the blade work more efficiently and help avoid problems like blade flutter/wobble. Just like an aircraft wing a paddle creates high and low pressures when moving through the water. Just like a wing when these pressures converge they create vortices which lead to inefficiency as well as other problems. The winglets help divert these vortices out and away from the back of the blade giving you a more efficient stroke, improved blade stability and increased drive. All of this combined leads to a better paddling experience, leaving you less fatigued. If you’re a serious racer or want the best performance available, this is the blade choice for you.
Sup Examiner review of the Konihi, which is similar to the new Mana here.
Click this link to read the latest reviews of the Konihi on the Standup Zone forum.
The Mana is our number one seller!
Mana Weight Range:
Mana 82: 450 to 470 grams.
Mana 90: 460 to 475 grams.
Price: $699 with free shipping anywhere in Canada!
Many paddlers prefer the extremely lightweight 82″ size which is much more powerful than you’d expect from its size. If you’re a strong paddler and want even more pulling power but still have a lightweight paddle, go with the 90″.
Note: all Mana paddles in Canada come with the Flex 100 shaft for minimum weight. Also available are custom orders using the Flex 90 or xTuf(stiff), shafts.
Easy ordering! Just pick the blade size, your favourite handle type, and we’ll ship to you the next business day – for free! If you’re not exactly sure which to choose, we can help you personally by phone, or email!
Ho’oloa All-around. Waves + flat water.
The Ho’oloa blades are among the smoothest paddles anywhere and they’re great on both flat water, and in the surf.
The differences between the Ho’oloas and our original designs are subtle but the way they feel in the water is entirely different! It has a slightly softened catch due to the narrower width but more drive due to the increased length and larger “sweet spot”. The narrower overall profile also helps to reduce flutter tendencies & keep the power more “centered” around the shaft.
The 84 sq/in blade is extremely light and is much more powerful than you would think from its size. This blade lets you paddle with a medium to high cadence. If you’ve used the Wiki blade in the past, you’ll find this one similar, but slightly smoother and more powerful.
The 95 sq/in is for power-paddlers who want the blade that will give you the strongest catch allowing you to paddle with a slightly slower cadence. The 95 is the most popular size in the Ho’oloa line for average paddlers
Complete Paddle Weight Range:
Ho’oloa 84 (uncut shaft): 446 grams.
Ho’oloa 95 (uncut shaft): 450 grams.
Price: $599 with free shipping! Includes your choice of Ergo, or Ergo Tee handle.
Note: all Ho’oloa paddles sold in Canada come with the Flex 100 shaft for maximum stiffness, and minimum weight.
Easy ordering! Just pick the blade size, your favourite handle type, and we’ll ship to you the next business day – for free!
xTuf 95 and 84. Waves and flat water.
While xTufs are slightly heavier than our Elite paddles, at 495 to 539 grams for a complete paddle, they are still among the lightest paddles available. Most paddles in this price range weigh twice as much! The xTuf Blades are reinforced, high-quality fiberglass on one side and full carbon on the other. The shafts are unidirectional carbon fiber (63″ long). Fiberglass is not as stiff and strong as carbon fiber, but it handles impacts and hard use a little better. So if you’re on a budget surfing in shorebreak, or rocky areas, or you’re whitewater paddling, the xTuf is a great choice for you!
Price: $499 with free shipping!
The Honu paddle is designed as an entry-level paddle which is great for rentals, lessons, and families. It adjusts quickly and easily without tools, from 55″ to 85″ (140 cm to 216 cm). It comes with a full-carbon handle and carbon shaft, and is built to last a lifetime. The blade is fiber-reinforced nylon and is very solid, unlike most other brands that flex. We can’t imagine the blade would ever wear out in any conditions. Sharp rocks will not even faze it!
When you’re ready to upgrade this paddle in the future, you can simply replace the plastic blade with an Elite blade and you’ll have a high-performance paddle at a great price!
Shaft: Adjustable 100% carbon.
Handle: Ergo 100% carbon.
Blade: High-strength glass reinforced nylon (super durable and easy on your board). These blades are much stronger than any other brand on the market and will not bend backwards as some can do.
Weight: 860 grams (30 oz.)
Price: $299 with free shipping! Sorry – sold out.
100% Carbon Handles
All Ke Nalu handles are 100 percent carbon and are works of art in themselves. Your choice is a matter of taste and experience, but here are some criteria.
Ergo-T : The Ergo T is comfortable for a wide range of hand sizes, offers the comfort of a Ergo handle, and the control of a T. Weight: 30 grams. Included in the price.
Ergo : Beautiful and comfortable! Anyone used to ergo handles will like this one. We cheated it a little towards the T handle because we can’t stand handles that don’t tell you what your paddle angle is. Weight: 30 grams. Included in the price.
Extended Ergo-T : The 13.5″ extended Ergo-T is a $60 option. It lets you use one paddle for surfing, racing, and cruising. Just a quick blast with a heat gun, and you have a paddle with the exact length you need! Weight: 77 grams.
Adjustable: The adjustable handle is quick and easy to adjust with just a hex key. There is very little weight penalty (approx 10 grams after cutting the shaft to length) and you don’t need to heat up the handle to adjust the length. This is perfect if you want to change your shaft length for different boards or conditions, such as flat water paddling on a race board in the morning, and wave riding in the afternoon. Add $70.
Those are the choices. They really aren’t that hard to make — no matter which you choose, you’re going to love this paddle. It is the lightest, strongest, and most technically advanced paddle on the market. We offer your money back if you’re not completely satisfied, so what’s not to love?
Component parts to upgrade or replace your existing paddle:
Mana 90 or 82 blade-only: $399 (includes shipping).
Ho’oloa Blade only: $260 (includes shipping).
xTuf Blade-only $260 (includes shipping)
Honu Blade only (includes shipping) $60
You can purchase shafts to upgrade, or if you’ve broken yours.
Elite 100Flex Carbon $260
Elite 90Flex Carbon $260 Sorry – sold out.
xTuf(s) Unidirectional carbon $205