Malta Fiberglass SUP paddle (photo courtesy of @olapakai)
Paddleboarders who love to be on the water all day or who head out on multi-day trips (or dream of multi-day trips) need two things from their paddle: durability and light weight.
Here at Aqua Bound we offer five SUP paddles that’ll perform to your expectations, take on any conditions you meet, and are light enough to use all day: the Challenge 85 and our Malta line:
Challenge 85 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
We call this our best overall value in a SUP paddle—a great combo of quality, light weight and affordability.
The Challenge 85 is made of top-grade carbon fiber components including its 100% carbon shaft with a 10º bend, carbon contoured palm grip, and carbon-reinforced epX engineered polymer blade.
Its 85 square inch blade has an aggressive dihedral for a smooth, powerful stroke. Its all-carbon ferrule is corrosion-resistant, strong and easy to adjust. This 2-piece paddle is adjustable up to 10 inches in length.
This 21-ounce paddle retails at $219.95.
Challenge 85 SUP paddle
Malta Fiberglass 1-Piece and 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
Our Malta line starts with the Fiberglass model, available in both 1-piece and 2-piece. The 1-piece is, of course, not adjustable while the 2-piece is adjustable up to 10 inches in length. The 1-piece is available in lengths from 70 to 86 inches, in 2-inch increments.
What sets this SUP paddle apart is its compression-molded fiberglass blade—a sleek 87 square inches of translucent beauty. It’s offered in three different color patterns that are truly eye-catching.
But it’s not just pretty—this blade gives you a powerful but easy forward stroke you’ll love.
The 100% carbon shaft has a 10º bend, and is crafted with a carbon contoured palm grip and carbon ferrule (on the 2-piece model).
The 2-piece Malta Fiberglass weighs 20 ounces and retails for $294.95. The 1-piece Malta Fiberglass weighs just 18.5 ounces and retails for $269.95.
Malta Carbon 1-Piece and 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
Our most elite SUP paddle is the Malta Carbon, available in either a fixed-length 1-piece or an adjustable-length 2-piece.
The Malta Carbon is designed for the performance paddler who wants the lightest paddle available. Both use the same trim 87-square inch blade in a sleek black compression molded carbon. The 100% carbon shaft has a 10º bend, and the contoured palm grip is also 100% carbon.
Malta Carbon SUP paddle (photo courtesy of @texaskayakfishing)
The 2-piece model has a carbon ferrule to easily adjust the length up to 10 inches. The 1-piece is available in lengths from 70 to 86 inches, in 2-inch increments.
The 2-piece model weighs 18 ounces and retails for $359.95. The 1-piece model weighs a mere 16.5 ounces and retails for $334.95.
Any of these long distance paddles will be a joy to use for your day trips or multi-day excursions.
Have questions about choosing a SUP paddle? Contact our Wisconsin-based Customer Service team today: 715-755-3405 • [email protected]
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