October 17, 2022
By Anna Nadolna
World SUP Champion and the 2022 Yukon River Quest SUP Record Holder Lincoln Dews has joined Blackfish Paddles as the Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand and the Head of Product Development, announced the Canadian brand specialising in handcrafted, high-performance paddles for SUP, surf and foiling.
Lincoln has collaborated with Blackfish Paddles to develop the brand’s lightest and highest performance paddle, Viento 520, and the signature fin, Blackfish LD241, to excel at time trial and longer distance flat water events providing next level of glide and tracking.
“I am excited that Lincoln is joining our company. We have sponsored him as an athlete for several years and we won a World Championship title together in 2019,” commented David Smart, Founder of Blackfish Paddles. “This is a step forward for us as we continue to grow Blackfish and build new and exciting products. Lincoln is an amazing athlete who has a keen ability to help us test and develop ideas and we have some super exciting projects in the works so having Lincoln onboard is a great opportunity for both of us”.
“I have been involved with Blackfish Paddles for close to four years now and I’m excited to further our relationship. Blackfish Paddles has always strived to produce high-quality products while reducing our environmental impact. I’m stoked to be involved in furthering these objectives,” said Lincoln Dews.