Nanook2 Split Greenland Paddle


Winner of the ‘Paddle of the Year’ for 2023 at the International Paddle Sports Show in Lyon. 

East Pole Paddles are made in Estonia. Sea Kayak Oban has taken the worry out of importing goods from Europe post Brexit; however this is an expensive process and the price shown includes, the shipping from Estonia, VAT, import duties, currency conversion fees, handling fees. A direct comparison to the East Pole Paddles website does not begin to reflect the total price to the customer for importing directly. We have priced these items as competitively as we can – please don’t ask for any discount, we have done the best we can to support the UK Greenland paddler. 

The 2 piece Greenland Paddle Nanook2 is based on the shape and size of a traditional Western-Greenland paddle. It has mild “shoulders” at the transition from loom to blade. Blade tips are round and as wide as the blade. Out standard material is Western Red Cedar – a lightweight and buoyant wood, which generally does not rot. Pine strips in the loom are our “trade-mark” which has the added benefit of bringing stiffness. As a finish, we oil the paddles with Tungoil. A wooden paddle treated with oil feels very natural and warm in your hands. Good grip is guaranteed, even when the paddle is wet.

New Split System…

… is an oval, carbon reinforced, plastic paddle joint for Greenland paddles made by Kajak Sport of Finland. The ferrule is as short as possible to retain as much natural wood whilst still functioning. Just push the button and you can split your paddle in 2 same size pieces (220cm paddle has 115cm pieces and 230cm has 120cm)

Using our Greenland paddle is gentle to your muscles and joints and decreases fatigue. It is silent and you put less effort in each stroke. Bracing and rolling are easier than you ever thought they could be.

Style & shape: west Greenland, oval

Material: western red cedar (Thuja plicata)

Shaft: oval, pine reinforcement

Finish: Tung Oil

Split system: Oval carbon reinforced plastic made by Kayak Sport

Lengths: 220 or 230 cm – 220cm loom length 52cm – 230cm loom length 56cm 

Weight: 750-950g

NOTICE: Every piece of wood is different. They come with different density, weight and colour. Weight of the standard paddle made of western red cedar is normally between 750 and 950 grams but most commonly between 800 and 900 grams. Also the colour of oiled paddles varies from very light red to very dark brown.