The Shaft Grips
All of our paddles are designed and handcrafted by Tim Deppen in Sanford, FL.
...with design you won't find anywhere else.
Our shaft finger grips are comfortable, functional, and beautiful -- standard on every paddle and only with a Deppen Paddle.
You'll never want to hold a paddle without them again.
A carbon-fiber core provides lightweight strength...
We blend the benefits of wood with carbon fiber to create a paddle with the benefits of wood, all while being stronger and lighter with a carbon fiber core.
...without sacrificing the beauty of wood.
Our carbon-fiber core (standard in all paddles) allows for our SUP, kayak, and canoe paddle options to stay strong and light.
A stronger and more comfortable grip...
Our patented shaft finger grip is a revolutionary feature. Handcrafted into the wood of each paddle, our grips allow you to hold the paddle with more grip and less effort.
The Carbon Fiber Core
We blend wood with carbon fiber to create a paddle with the impressive looks and flexibility of wood and the lightweight strength of a carbon fiber core.
Wood & Carbon Fiber.
We harness the strength of carbon fiber in our travel paddle, so you can take your paddle anywhere without sacrificing strength or performance.
Upgrade any SUP paddle to a travel paddle for just $30
Travel easily with our travel paddle...
After pressing the stainless snap button, the paddle effortlessly divides into two— allowing you to easily place it in your carry-on, car, or closet.
With our adjustable SUP paddles...
Our adjustables utilize an elegant push-button system — all built into the carbon fiber core. It's the superior way to paddle.
Our Travel Paddle
Our Adjustable Paddle
Upgrade any SUP paddle to an adjustable paddle for just $100
Winner of the 2017 Winter Park Art Festival $1,000 Prize & Award of Distinction
Our travel paddle doesn't sacrifice beauty or utility.
Paddle fully shut.
Have the flexibility of four lengths and the ease of one paddle -- without sacrificing your paddle's strength or beauty.
One paddle fits all.
From Our Customers
Just some of our many satisfied paddlers!
"There is nothing more beautiful or more functional than a SUP paddle made by Tim Deppen. Absolute work of art and engineering."
- John H., Seneca, SC
"It is just so beautiful! So so so beautiful! It exceeds my expectations! I am in love! The craftsmanship, the detail, the wood combination & striking contrast, it is so light!"
- Kristy E.
The quality, purity, and flow of your design for my canoe paddle is beyond anything I could have imagined. Can't be more pleased with the results. And you were correct in advising to keep the finger grips. Love the control they provide on the tough critical strokes. Thank you for an amazing artisticly styled blade with incredible functionality."
- Albert, New Braunfels, TX
"After years in the paddleboard industry I have been fortunate to try many different paddles, both composite and wood. After testing Tim's paddles I was amazed at the comfort, design, and striking beauty. Deppen Paddles has truly created the perfect blend of classic looks and modern design."
- David Rose, Owner of Paddleboard Orlando
"The paddle is not only the most beautiful I have seen so far, it also feels just perfect - I'm stoked about simply every detail: catch, balance, stiffness, handle, seperation, blade size, diameter of the shaft and that incredible carved grip section! "
- Robin, Switzerland