Revolutionizing Paddle Sportsmen’s
Stealth & Mobility.

About Us

Backwater Paddle Company was spawned after a trip up the Little Econlockhatchee River in Central Florida.

Ed Halm, a retired US Navy survival instructor, master naturalist and kayak eco-guide, encountered some paddling problems, identified potential solutions and Backwater Paddles was soon in business.

Shortly after … the paddling industry received its first innovative, patented blade design in decades.

The legendary Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles had evolved.

It was about the experience …



Mission Statement

“Backwater Paddle Company does not intend to just be another paddle manufacturer, but rather a cultural phenomenon in paddle innovation.”

Our kayak paddle and fishing hand paddle prototypes are still out generating immense interest and garnering our research and development team a wealth of information.

Our History

  • May 2007
    Innovative kayak paddle blade
    design conceptualized.
    First prototypes made.
  • October 2007
    Backwater Paddle Company (BPC) officially titled and incorporated.
  • October 2007
    First website set up for
    Backwater Paddle Company.
  • Fall 2008
    Design patent approved; D578,055
  • Fall 2009
    PREDATOR Kayak and
    PIRANHA Fishing
    Hand Paddles unveiled
  • December 2011
    ASSAULT Plastic
    Hand Paddle designed
  • April 2013
    Assault Hand Paddle debuts


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YOU break it,
WE replace it!!