The tapered design of the "Wharf Rat" make it ideal for paddle surfing. By varying the depth of your stroke, you control the dig of your blade. A few quick, shallow strokes help build momentum fast, followed by deeper more powerful strokes make for excellent wave catching ability.
All Big Tree paddles are hand made from beginning to end in Santa Cruz, California, using the highest quality materials. Every effort is made to produce paddles that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also durable, comfortable and capable of performing at top levels. Big Tree uses poplar, walnut, birch, cedar in our blades and redwood that grew overlooking the Monterey Bay. All Big Tree paddle blades are reinforced with 4 oz fiberglass to ensure maximum strength and are geared toward the different disciplines of SUP. Big Tree's custom grips are designed for superior comfort to eliminate the affects of hand fatigue, and paddle shafts are crafted to allow for an optimal level of flex aimed at keeping shoulder and other joints healthy and strong; all equal more time on the water. Each piece is literally one of a kind, giving you the opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest.
Hand made. Santa Cruz made. Well made. Big Tree Paddles.