Why ZRE Paddles?

Faster, Lighter, Stronger, Better – Since 1973

Since 1973 Zaveral Racing Equipment has been producing high-quality paddles for canoeing, outrigger, whitewater, dragon boat and stand-up paddling.

Our carbon fiber paddles are strong and super-light so you can go faster, with less fatigue and enjoy your paddling sport even more.

Paddles For Every Sport

  • Stand Up – Our SUP paddles are popular among top pros
  • Dragonboat – Lightweight, race-winning paddles for dragonboat enthusiasts
  • Outrigger – Wider blade for ocean paddlers
  • Whitewater – Designed by national slalom champion Harold Deal
  • Flatwater – Serious flatwater canoe paddle for racing canoeists
  • Recreational – Top quality canoe paddle for weekend warriors

Learn more about each of our paddle types:

Stand-Up Dragonboat Outrigger Whitewater Flatwater (Racing) Recreational Canoe


Zaveral Paddles are constructed as follows:

GRIP – 100% Carbon Fiber/Epoxy – these hollow grips fit comfortably
3 Piece ZRE Paddlein your palm with their ergonomic dimple pattern and finger recess.

SHAFT – Every ZRE paddle shaft is hollow, crafted to custom
lengths at 1/32nd inch intervals. Smoother Shaft-To-Blade Transition
for cleaner entry/exit.

All our shafts are made of 100% Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg. and centerless wet sanded to a super-smooth, polished finish.

BLADE – All ZRE paddles have angled, super-durable, foam 
core blades with computer balanced weighting.

Blades are foiled to minimize turbulence, providing the smoothest entry/exit in the industry.

Perfectly Symmetrical for smoother, more natural rhythm. Sharpened shoulders for a super-efficient, close to the keel line power-stroke.

Did you know? At 70 strokes per minute, using a light ZRE Paddle (4 ounces less than the average paddle), you’ll lift up to 1050 pounds less per hour!


Zaveral Racing Equipment has adapted two aerospace technologies to the Manufacture of it’s Lightweight Canoe Paddles.

Pre-Impregnated Carbon Fiber – the lightest and strongest paddle material available. 100% high-modulus, otherwise known as Graphite – this is the lightest and strongest material available and the very same Carbon Fiber they make Formula1 Grand Prix Race Car Bodies out of.

100% Carbon Fiber Cloth With Epoxy – slightly heavier than pre-preg, just as durable.

This is why we say they are, “Faster, Lighter, Stronger, Better”.

For years we have stood alone as the paddle of choice for some of the world’s most elite racers and enthusiasts, including canoe racers, sup paddlers, dragon boat and whitewater athletes.

Find a paddle that’s right for you!

Stand-Up Dragonboat Outrigger Whitewater Flatwater (Racing) Recreational Canoe