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The Greek Goddess Athena could be ferocious at times, but always beautiful.

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The Athena's small size blades pull effortlessly through each stroke, for less fatigue in smaller paddlers. Built with our most advanced blade designs, you’ll feel exceptionally light, buoyant strokes while the smooth back face gives a quiet entrance and exit from the water. The Athena is the smart choice for smaller paddlers who have a low-angle style of paddling and want a blade to match their stature.

  • Ultimate performance brings together all of our most advanced designs.
  • Small-sized low angle blades are ideal for smaller paddlers looking to be gentle to their bodies, while allowing for a faster cadence to keep up with the group.
  • The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blades creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes.
  • Dynel® edges protect the paddle from the rigorous environment paddlers often find themselves in. A roping material, dynel is impact and abrasion resistant.
  • A smooth back face makes for cleaner entry and exit of your strokes and an elegant feel on the water.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Choose our carbon Straight or Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most simple, precise fitting on the market. The solid feel of a 1-piece paddle and nothing to snag your gear. (US Patent # 6881111 )
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.

More about Athena:

Performance Level

Our Ultimate Performance brings together all of our most advanced designs. Paddles that offer Ultimate Performance have an exceptionally light, buoyant and quiet feel on the water.

Blade Designs
Blade Dihedral-Kayak

Dihedral blade shape was created to direct water to flow evenly off each side of the blade creating a smooth and stable stroke.

Asymmetrical Blade Shape

Asymmetrical kayak blades are designed for a balanced stroke, reducing torque or twisting of the blade.

Dynel Edge

Dynel is an extremely abrasion and impact resistant edge material. Key to protecting your investment if you come in contact with rocks or reef often in your paddling.

Ultimate - Carbon Dynel Reinforced

The volume of our proprietary foam core, carbon, along with dynel edges are impact and abrasion resistant.

Blade Shape
Low Angle

Low Angle is the most popular as it is more universal, primarily being more relaxed, but still allowing folks to paddle at a higher performance.

Shaft Features
Straight Shaft

For those that like a traditional, simple feel. Our attention to detail in texture, indexing and flex allows for confident control and comfort all day long.

Smart View Adjustable Ferrule System

Our Smart View adjustable ferrule system has the most precise, solid fit while maintaining a smooth one piece feel. Simple in design and operation, easily adjust to your desired feather with less moving parts. Better performance and longer lasting. Learn about feathering here.

Carbon - Straight

Our carbon straight shaft is designed with super light weight strong 100% carbon material.

Standard and Small Diameter Shaft

Available in Small or Standard diameter. Dial in your fit for better control, more comfort and less fatigue. Ladies tend to like the feel of small shaft.

Neutral Bent Shaft

Align your wrists in a more ergonomic position; reduce fatigue gain the confidence of full hand contact. Neutral Bent means blade, ferrule and grip in a straight line for a familiar feel of a straight shaft.

Carbon - Bent

Developed with the right amount of flex, our carbon bent shafts are handcrafted with pride and focus.

4-Piece Breakdown Touring

Four-piece kayak paddles are perfect for paddlers looking for a travel paddle.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 553g. 19.5oz. 210cm to 260cm in 5cm Increments
Straight 2 Piece 638g. 22.5oz. 210cm to 260cm in 5cm Increments
Straight 4 Piece n/a n/a 210cm to 260cm in 5cm Increments
Bent 1 Piece 716g. 25.25oz. 210cm to 240cm in 5cm Increments
Bent 2 Piece 716g. 25.25oz. 210cm to 240cm in 5cm Increments
Blade Surface Area 550 cm2
Blade Length x Width 15cm x 48cm
Advanced Fit. Advanced Design.

Learn why our paddles have an unmatched feel in your hands and on the water.