Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice
Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice
Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice
Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice
Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice
Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-peice

Tough Blade Carbon Paddle One-Piece

Regular price $ 289.00 Sale price$ 225.00

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Hydrus Tough Blade SUP Paddle – where durability meets outstanding performance. 

Crafted from a blend of Carbon Fiber and our proprietary Armalight, this paddle is an upgrade to your entire paddleboarding experience.

But what makes the Tough Blade SUP Paddle so great? 

1. It is lightweight and efficient. It will allow you to paddle farther and faster with less effort, improve your skills, and make the experience more enjoyable. 

2. No cheap, flimsy, or heavy plastic is used anywhere on this paddle. Given its durability, this might be the lightest-weight, durable paddle there is.

Its carbon fiber shaft, ergonomically designed composite handle, and Armalight-enhanced carbon blade make it a huge upgrade. 

We've waved goodbye to ineffective blades and substandard materials. Why? Because you deserve a paddle that outlasts AND outperforms them all.

Our dedication to innovation led us to a unique hollow-core molding process, allowing us to infuse extra layers of our Armalight composite blend. The result? A superior carbon fiber composite paddle that's light yet robust, ensuring every stroke is buttery smooth. This is a paddle you can use anywhere in any condition. 

Our race paddle of choice as well as our whitewater river paddle of choice.  Whitewater river paddling would be absurd with your run-of-the-mill full carbon paddle.  

Customize your paddle’s length to suit your height, style, and preference. Engineered for efficiency, the blade’s shape guarantees a fluid stroke and a seamless release, noticeably enhancing your paddling.

Ideal for paddlers of all expertise levels, its medium to large size caters to those who value efficiency and ease. 

Variable Stiffness. The tapered round shaft gets thinner as you move from the blade to the top hand. This gives the shaft extra stiffness and efficiency near the blade where it's needed and a joint-friendly, comfortable flex between the hands, allowing for more comfort. 

Technical specs: Blade length 18.5”, max width 7.5”, surface area 87.3in2, Blade angle 10 degrees. Max Length: 87", Minimum Length: 65" (suitable for paddlers 4'10-6'7"). Weight: 19.5oz.

We can cut and glue the handle if you know your exact paddle length. We measure paddles from the very tip of the blade to the very top of the handle.

DIY cut and glue. This process can be simple. If you are unsure of your ideal length, you can cut the shaft to your longest possible length, then secure the handle with hot glue which can be melted with a heat gun or hair dryer. This allows you to shorten your paddle until you find your ideal length incrementally. 


If your paddle is too long, you may notice some or all of these symptoms:

  • Pain in shoulders
  • Awkward feel when paddling
  • Hard to make paddle swaps
  • Over-extension in the power phase of stroke


If your paddle is too short, you may notice some or all of these symptoms:

  • Lower back pain
  • Loss of power on strokes
  • Blade not fully submerged during stroke
  • Loss of stability


Paddle Height Chart *this chart is based on averages.

Quick Note About Sales

Hydrus: Quality First, Always

At Hydrus, we're not just in the business of crafting exceptional boards; we're creating a movement rooted in quality, value and a love for the water. Here's a quick glimpse into our philosophy and how we operate:

Limited Batches, Unmatched Quality We've become renowned for our obsessive attention to detail, unparalleled craftsmanship, and treating customers how we'd like to be treated. This reputation and our steadfast commitment to quality mean our limited batches often sell out sooner than expected. Here's how to secure your piece of excellence:

  • In-Stock: If a product shows as in stock, it's your golden opportunity! Grab it before it's gone.
  • Pre-Sale: See something listed as a pre-sale? We're close to crafting more units. Lock in your board at the sale price.
  • Waitlist: Out of stock? Join the waitlist. We operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and we'll let you know when your desired board is ready.

Unwavering Commitment, Unbeatable Prices Our fans know that Hydrus stands for top-tier products at remarkable prices. How do we do it?

  • Smart Manufacturing: We craft in small batches using premium materials and superior construction techniques.
  • Efficient Operations: Our streamlined, low-cost operations enable us to focus on what truly matters: quality.
  • Honest Practices: We skip the marketing gimmicks, paid reviews, inflated mark-ups, and other unnecessary costs that would only weigh you down.

Our philosophy is simple: create the best, and let the product speak for itself. We rely on you, our cherished customers and supporters, to spread the word about the quality we live and breathe.

Welcome to Hydrus

30-Day Test Ride: Love It, Exchange It, or Return It

30-Day Test Ride: Love It, Exchange It, or Return It

If you invest in a Hydrus board or any of our gear and find it doesn't significantly enhance your experience or you're not entirely content with the quality and performance, we'll facilitate its return and grant you a full refund - it's our sincere desire to make sure you are satisfied and set up with the proper equipment!

Easy Exchanges: Choosing the right board can be complex, and we want to ensure you end up with the model that perfectly suits your needs. Within 30 days from your purchase or delivery receipt, you can exchange your board for another model in our range. Our team will assist you in identifying the right fit for your style and preferences. The only costs you should incur, as long as the condition of your returned board is good, would be the shipping fees to return the original board and any price difference between the models, if applicable.

Refunds: Provided the purchased item doesn't exhibit unusual signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30 days from your purchase or delivery receipt, we offer you a 100% cash refund. Please be aware that customers will be responsible for return shipping fees and a 15% restocking fee, based on the product's purchase price, especially for any boards. This restocking fee is essential in curbing misuse of the return policy and ensures we can continue offering this generous assurance.

For customers residing outside the United States and certain regions of Canada, we regret that we can't cover the return shipping due to high costs. Nonetheless, Hydrus commits to working closely with all customers, regardless of their location, to ensure that the board they receive is free from defects and shipping damage.

Please note that custom boards and certain other products may be exempt from this policy. See our terms or reach out to us for comprehensive details.


Supporting information for the "Hydrus 30-Day Test Ride: Love It, Exchange It, or Return It" policy:

Understanding the 30-Day Test Ride Period: Our 30-day Test Ride policy grants ample time to evaluate and delight in our products thoroughly. The 30-day boundary is vital in preserving the product's quality and resale value, enabling us to extend this beneficial offer to all our customers. Adherence to this time limit is key to sustaining this service for everyone.

The 15% Restocking Fee, Simplified: A return within the 30-day period will incur a 15% restocking fee of the purchase price and return shipping fees. This charge encompasses the evaluation, restocking, and administrative tasks related to returns, particularly for inflatable and Armalight boards. This precaution discourages short-term purchases intending to temporarily use and return, safeguarding our ability to provide top-tier products with a generous return and exchange policy. Without this safeguard, we could risk our ability to maintain this essential trust-building aspect of our service.

Your Options for Refund or Exchange: Within 30 days from your purchase or delivery receipt, we ensure that returns exhibiting no unusual wear or tear will be eligible for a 100% cash refund. If you'd prefer to exchange your product, we're here to guide you to the perfect model that aligns with your style and needs, with only shipping fees or any price difference between models to consider.

Our Story and Pricing

Hydrus: A Journey from Passion to Innovation

Founded in 2013 by two brothers and a close-knit group of friends, Hydrus was more than a business venture – it was a vision and a passion. A vision to craft limited editions of top-quality boards, infuse innovative ideas, pursue responsible manufacturing, and elevate customer experience to the heart of everything we do.

Located just outside Boise, Idaho, amidst the tranquil beauty of lakes and rivers, Hydrus has come to stand for personalized service, remarkable durability, inventive spirit, elegant minimalism, and the highest quality in the market.

Here's what our proud owners have to say:

  • "Top-notch boards, excellent service, fair pricing, and a conscientious company!" – Tim M., JoyRide XL Inflatable owner.
  • "Exceptional quality! I now own three boards and couldn't fathom opting for any other brand! Hydrus is extraordinary!!!" – Greg H., owner of two Hydrus iSUPs and an Armalight Board.
  • "River surfing is demanding, and this board's resilience is second to none..." – Derek D., owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle.

Our approach to sales is as unique as our products. Instead of traditional methods, we embrace a Community Direct approach, investing in what strengthens our sport and community. For us, word-of-mouth and the self-evident quality of our products speak louder than advertisements. What we save on marketing, we give back through unparalleled customer service and continuous innovation.

In recent years, we've introduced cutting-edge technologies such as Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite reinforced iSUPs, Tough Blade Paddles, and boards robust enough to come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Hydrus's mission is distinctive. We're wholeheartedly committed to promoting the sports we love and building our community. Although our boards may be among the most expensive to produce globally, we find ways to remain competitively priced. Our approach is transparent and honest, steering clear of exaggerated marketing, gimmicks, and irresponsible manufacturing. With almost everything done in-house and referrals as our primary sales channel, the savings are passed directly to you.

We believe in investing in research, designing each product ourselves, and maintaining a quality that truly stands out.

Thank you for believing in Hydrus, where your passion for paddling fuels our dedication to excellence. We're immensely grateful for your continued support and excited to participate in your water-bound adventures. Welcome to the Hydrus family! 🌊