Inspired by the region and on a mission to protect its resources for the future.


Old Wood for a New Purpose


SouthernWood Paddle is committed to the use of salvaged and re-purposed wood to minimize our environmental impact.  The majority of our paddles are made from old-growth, sinker cypress recovered from the low-country region of South Carolina.  When available, we also craft paddles from several species of recycled, locally sourced wood.  Our pledge is that a tree will never be cut down for the sole purpose of creating a SouthernWood paddle.  

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.
— Katherine Hepburn