I bumped into Wayne the other day... yes, he's hoping to get back into the shop in April (maybe March?).
He is still in business and I imagine he has a backlog of work. PLEASE keep in mind that he is one person doing all of the work. It will take some time to get your paddle made, don't expect to have it right away. But it will be worth waiting for.
If you can't get in touch with him in April, post something else on here and I'll try to get in touch with him.
"Believe me, my young friend, (said the water rat somlemnly), there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing...." -The Wind in the Willows