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"ARTICLE V. Equipment, Section F. Paddle Specifications:
Paddles must be single-bladed and shaped of wood only. However, the paddle used for racing may have a protective or supportive (strengthening) covering which may be fibrous, kevlar, carbon fiber, etc. The paddle may have an edging or prosthesis for protection on the bottom or sides. The paddle may have a laminated (horizontally or vertically) synthetic materials (kevlar, etc.) for strength and support. Extra paddles may be carried in each canoe during the race.
Anyone caught with an illegal paddle shall pay a fine: 1st paddle $50.00; 2nd paddle $100.00; 3 or more paddles: $200 each, to be paid within 30 minutes of notification. The club to which the paddler belongs shall be responsible. Intentional use of an illegal paddle shall result in a fine and disqualification of the crew."

The following table lists those paddles that show no wood in the blade when viewed from the exterior and yet have been found to conform to current (2008) HCRA specifications.
ManufacturerConforming paddlesNon-conforming paddles
Broad Reach PaddlesHawaii
Tahiti Nui
Tahiti Iti
V1
V1-S
All Steering Blades
none known
Fluid Paddlesall known modelsnone known
Gillespie PaddlesGillespie HybridGillespie veneer blades
Hoe Kinoall known modelsnone known
Kai Ko'oall known modelsnone known
Keahi PaddlesKeawe
Kahiwa
none known
Kia KahaHybridFull Carbon
KialoaDave's Hybrid
Mirror Pond/Mini Me
Axel I and II
Hollyakala
Lanikai
Biscuit
Foti Hybrid
Keone
Lolo
Pono
Makana Ali'iall known modelsnone known
Mana Paddlesall known modelsnone known
Pure Paddlesall known modelsnone known
QuickbladeKaiwi
Kanaha
Hapa
Viper Va'aFSN
NTR
RPR
CRB
XylobladzCarbo G
Half-Carbon Zero G
none known

Paddlers: If you do not see your paddle listed please contact your paddler manufacturer to get the paddle in question certified. Please note that 'knock-off' or copies of popular paddles have been found to have been made in a non-conforming manner.

Manufacturers: Please contact for information regarding certification.