I use zero degree feather on all my paddles including wings.
I can’t tell you how many discussions I have had, even with very well known paddlers, who have insisted that you MUST feather to use a wing. Sorry, but it’s just not true folks. Use feather if you want, but it complicates the stroke and is not mandatory (or necessary IMO).
I found it interesting that Oscar Chalupsky now recommends unfeathered for people who are getting into wings/surfki. See his entertaining discussion of feather angles at 12:50 in the “Oscar Chalupsky Surfski Clinic” at
Remarks from his video: According to Oscar, most people simply copy some local expert for their feather angle.
(Some places in Scandinavia are all left control hand for this reason).
He now teaches that zero degrees of feather is the best – but if you are established it takes a long time to switch; he slowly reduces his feather angle, year by year.
I found that it was relatively easy to switch from feathered to unfeathered for the forward paddle stroke (I was originally taught feathered), but it takes a very long time to unlearn your reflexive brace. Get the blade angle wrong (by habit) and you slice water and can easily capsize during a brace.