The Matai white water paddle takes the visual beauty and natural feel of its solid Cedar shaft, combines it with advanced composite materials and then fuses them both together with new and innovative construction techniques.

We call this "Dynamic Core Technology". And the result is a perfectly balanced blend of style, comfort, durability and performance that ensures confidence and satisfaction no matter your grade, or your style.

Simply put, no other paddle on the market will give you the combined benefits of new and old technologies that takes white water paddles to a whole new level


  • Our revolutionary "Dynamic Core" construction offers a combination of strength, impact resistance, dynamic flex and light weight never before seen in a paddle shaft
  • A transparent fibreglass outer sleeve reveals the natural beauty of the cedar core while adding strength and durability
  • Our bent shaft design allows for a narrower paddlers box and gives greater freedom of hand position
  • The carefully designed grip profile, provides intuitive and accurate blade alignment and greater control with less grip pressure


  • The carbon reinforced Cedar spine optimizes stiffness and compression strength
  • Combining the unique properties of Carbon, Dynell and S-Glass creates a light, stiff and extremely durable blade skin
  • A combination of hard wearing Dynel cord and carbon unidirectional fibres prevents gradual wear and adds strength and rigidity to the blades edges
  • A progressive, double-concave, dihedral profile combined with an aggressive catch generates more power from less blade area while also providing greater balance and control 
  • The result is a tough, lightweight, high performance blade that has the power of a much bigger blade and is also extremely well balanced and forgiving

    680 cm2

    1150 grams 
    +/- 50 grams

    191, 193, 195, 197
    199, 201, 203, 204

    For more information, or if your still not sure which paddle is best for you please visit our DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY page, or please CONTACT US directly if you have any questions

    FLEX   Choice of two flex ratings, Flex 9 and Flex 6. The rating is out of 10, 10 being the stiffest. If you are fit and healthy and want the most responsive paddle possible then go with the 9. If you have had shoulder or elbow injuries, suffer from tendinitis or just prefer a slightly more forgiving feel then the 6 is for you. The difference is subtle and you will only really notice a difference after a long days paddling.

    GRIP  Choose between Standard and Small grip sizes. Standard is the size of choice for most paddles and is available in all lengths. Small is for people with smaller hands and is available in the following Lengths. 191, 193, 195 and 197