I am a female SUP paddler from Switzerland who competes internationally in races such as the Molokai2Oahu (5x), the Carolina Cup, the SUP Euro Tour and the Gorge Paddle Challenge.
During my most recent travels to the U.S., I was able to paddle and compete with Werner SUP Paddles at the Carolina Cup and at the SIC Maui Gorge Downwind Paddle Challenge. In both instances, the power and great feel of the paddle convinced me. I really liked the powerful catch that still wasn't too hard. I paddled the Apex 83 for long distances (13 miles/21km and 8 miles/12 km) and really liked it - and was able to achieve good placements in the women's elite category.