Werner Zen 85 Paddle


Look to your time on the water to find pure enlightenment and a state of inner peace.

Before even getting to the water you will feel the balance and see the beauty of the Zen 95. Werner’s premium fiberglass process blends perfection in craftsmanship and materials for a stiff, light, elegant looking blade. Add the new HD Graphics, and now you have a true work of art. The carbon/fiberglass blended shaft helps keep the overall weight down and from countless hours of testing, a perfect overall flex to the paddle.

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With decades of design experience, Werner saw a need to innovate blade shape. The Zen’s longer, rectangular, slender design is easier on the body with a more gentle catch. Higher cadence and less fatigue without sacrificing blade size and power.

Werner Zen 85 Paddle

The Zen 85 paddles have a 10 degree shaft to blade offset. Designed to keep the blade more vertical through the power phase, it benefits your forward paddling, but still gives the surfer a good compromise in the waves.

Dihedral, the ridge down the middle of the power face, allows for smooth and stable forward paddling. A core philosophy for Werner.

Small sized 85sq” blade suits those wanting to limit exertion and to those of smaller stature to mid-size stature.

Shaft and Grip are available in Small Fit, the perfect fit for female paddlers (Fixed length only) or Standard Fit.

Premium Performance uses material choice and manufacturing skill to allow for a perfect combination of light swing weight and stiffness. Fiberglass blades and carbon blend shaft gives you a compromise between swing weight and value.

Werner Zen 85 Paddle Specifications:

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 574g. 20.25oz. 50″ – 86″ in 1″ increments. (87″ to 90″ add $5.00)
Straight Performance Adjustable 659g. 23.25oz. 70″ – 77.5″ | 74″ – 81.5″ | 80″ – 87.5″
Straight Performance Travel 723g. 25.5oz. 70″ – 77.5″ | 74″ – 81.5″ | 80″ – 87.5″
Blade Surface Area 85 in2
Blade Length x Width 17.75in x 6.5in
Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 88 x 10 x 6 in
Shaft Size

Regular, Small Fit

# of Pieces

1 Pc, 2 Pc


Fixed, 70" – 77.5", 74" – 81.5", 80" – 87.5"


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