Built for stroke performance with versatility in mind, the Werner Apex paddle was named the best paddle by the 2019 Paddlesports Product of the Year Awards. Werner's unique power pocket design focuses water toward the center of the blade for a more powerful stroke that enhances efficiency. Affording a stable pull, reliable catch, and smooth release, the foam core carbon fiber blade construction makes high cadence paddling a breeze for race days. The ergonomic palm grip enhances blade control for maneuverability while a 10 degree blade offset provides all-around performance for a variety of activities. Go from touring to surfing and feel comfortable all the while with a classic straight shaft that reduces impact and associated fatigue.