Evolution Carbon
Evolution Carbon
Evolution Carbon
Evolution Carbon

Evolution Carbon

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Advanced shape, materials, and finish work together to create a powerful engine for your board. An ultra-light 3-peice paddle crafted with 12K carbon that features a precision hex joint and anti-twist handle.

SHIPPING Delivery 2-5 Days


  • Weighs just 610 grams
  • Precision Hex Joint & anti-twist handle
  • Adjustable 170- 225 cm length 
  • Includes heavy-duty carry case
  • 2 Year Total-care warranty 


Those looking for a high performance paddle with all the high-tech materials & design for the best possible value. Paddlers wanting a versatile blade shape capable in any conditions on any day.

Evo Carbon Highlights

A light and powerful 3-piece paddle with a heavy-duty travel case. Made with 12K pre-preg carbon with more than seven layers used to make the complex blade shape.

The Evolution Carbon paddle is a versatile paddle combining skilled craftsmanship, premium materials, and performance. The modern blade shape combines the control and predictability of a tear-drop-shaped paddle with the power generated by a square blade and now includes our precision Hex joint system that replaces the lower clamp.

The double dihedral blade profile is built around a high density PVC core, which creates this paddle's source of power and control. The dihedral shape on the back-side makes every blade stroke smooth and controlled without any feathering through the water—an essential feature for beginners and expert paddlers alike. The second dihedral profile on the front side provides the blades rigidity and transfers every ounce of power from the paddler to forward motion.

From our Evolution series, the Evolution Carbon paddle is constructed using aerospace grade pre-impregnated 12K carbon with a matte finish. This means that the carbon sheets include the perfect amount of resin, which is hand-pressed into the mold and cured under pressure and heat in an autoclave. This industry-leading process produces carbon structures that are ~30% lighter and stronger than standard carbon alternatives.
Blade Size 420 x 180 mm
Blade Area 555 cm²
Blade Angle 8.75°
Adjustable Length 170 to 225 cm
Blade Material HDPE core + 6 Layers Carbon + Fiberglass Stringer
Shaft Material 12k Pre-preg Carbon
Shaft Diameter 28 mm
Shaft Joint Precision Hex with Machined Pin
Weight 610 grams
Handle Shape Anti-Twist with Ergo Grip


The carbon one-piece handle includes a grove and notch that keep the handle and blade aligned for quick and easy adjustments out on the water.


Every paddle in the Honu range comes with a full replacement warranty for any manufacturing defects for two years.


Usually reserved for race cars and spacecraft, the Evolution paddle blades are crafted with pre-impregnated carbon that is then cured under pressure in an autoclave oven.


Replacing the standard rounded connection with an engineered hexagonal joint removes the need for a clamp and any possibility of the blade twisting in the shaft.


This engineered shape provides strength, stability and power. Water pulls evenly across the blade without feathering, while the front dihedral provides the strength.

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Reviewed by Matthew P.
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Rated 3 out of 5
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The paddle works good for a collapsible unit and I like the weight of carbon. Only downside is it’s hard to get alert after use. I’ve had to push the button unit into paddle shaft to get apart and then reset push button

Kind of a pain but I like the paddle for a collapsible one.

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Reviewed by Cheng S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Light weight paddle

After almost 10 years of paddling with starboard and quickblade carbon paddles, I got myself an evolution carbon paddle. I love that it comes in three pieces, making it easy to store and transport while traveling. However, I do wish that the height adjustment range was more accommodating for petite people like me. Currently, when I piece the paddle together, it is at zero height (i.e., I do not have to extend the paddle shaft), which is slightly taller than I prefer. Nevertheless, the paddle is incredibly lightweight and easy to use, making it my preferred choice when using on the Bondi 9'3 board.

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Reviewed by Hector O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Evolution Carbon paddle

Love the paddle. Lightweight and wide paddle. We like the protective storage bag that it comes with. Itching to get out on the water but winter is still in full swing in Vermont.

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Reviewed by David A.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Evolution Carbon Paddle

Great Paddle. So much better in every way than the standard paddle you get with most iSUP packages. It's lighter and more efficient to use than my old paddle making a SUP session more enjoyable. It comes in a padded carry bag for protection and because it breaks down in 3 parts is a lot easier to travel with. Very easy to purchase from Honu and delivery was quick. Highly recommend this paddle and Honu.

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Reviewed by Rachel A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Impressive Paddles!

This is a beautifully light and well-profiled paddle. I love the weight. Enjoy how easy it is to put together and pull apart. The bag is nifty too.

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