With generations of woodworking in my blood and open water on my mind, I began building kayaks and paddles in the 1990's in St. Catharines, Ontario. An avid paddler and lover of the beauty and simplicity of Greenland style kayaking, I realized a reasonably priced, quality Greenland kayak paddle was not available commercially.
After building many paddles and exploring various materials I decided to offer other paddlers a high quality, custom-sized product of value.
TandJ Paddles creates Greenland style paddles that serve not only as strong, highly functional equipment, but also as works of art.
Every paddle is original and customized to your unique specifications - your own fit, feel and look. Each paddle is entirely carved and sanded by hand. Wood shavings are recycled as garden mulch.
You will not find a "shopping cart" on our website as each paddle begins and ends with a conversation between builder and buyer. Our photo gallery displays an array of different kayak paddles to help you define your own style and to spark your creative instincts.
Whether you order a custom finished work by TandJ Paddles or join us to shape one of your own, we look forward to seeing your original Greenland paddle creation evolve.
Great paddle, my favorite. I use only the storm paddle now. Amazing the power of the shorter paddle in heavy seas.Tom was a great help. Love the design and finish on it.
This thing is so beautiful I'm almost afraid to paddle with it! Thanks so much, i really love it and love showing it off.
Amazing paddle. Highly recommend. A family member bought a paddles from T and J Paddles and we love them both.