Selecting the right paddleboarding paddle for your needs

How-to-Hold-a-SUP-Paddle-ProperlyThe proper form for paddle surfing requires a paddle of the correct length and size. A common rule of thumb is a “shaka” length, or 5 to 7 inches, above the rider’s height for surfing and about 10in above rider’s head for racing. While standing on board, the rider holds the paddle with one hand on the handle and the other hand approximately 1/3 of the way down the shaft. The hand placement alternates depending on what side the rider is paddling on. When paddling on the right side the handle is held with the left hand and the shaft with the right, vice versa on the left side. When paddling, the blade is placed in the water 2 to 3 feet in front of the rider and pulled out of the water at the riders toes, causing the board to glide. If the paddle blade is pulled out of the water after it passes the rider’s toes, the board is pulled down, causing it to loose efficiency. The paddle blade should angle forward, not backward, a common mistake seen with beginner paddlers. This allows the paddle to be at a positive angle when it exits the water so the board isn’t pulled down but creates an efficient glide. For maximum efficiency, the paddle blade should be inserted without creating bubbles around the blade.

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Jimmy Styks Composite Adjustable Paddle For Stand Up Board


Jimmy Styks Composite Adjustable Paddle For Stand Up Board . Navigate your way through the water with ease with this SUP paddle. Features a glass-reinforced nylon blade, durable 6061TC black anodized aluminum shaft and three handle grip options. (Standard, Wide and Round Grip, all included). Style: 1-Pc. Cut-to-length Shaft Material: 6061TC black anodized aluminum Shaft Length: Up to 84″ Blade Material: Glass-reinforced nylon Blade Width x Length: 16″L x 8 1/4″W Warranty: One year

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Price: $ 69.00

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Connelly Paddle For Stand Up Board


Connelly Paddle For Stand Up Board . Paddle for Stand-up Paddle Board Material: Carbon 86″L

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Price: $ 299.99

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Connelly Adjustable Paddle For Stand Up Board


Connelly Adjustable Paddle For Stand Up Board . Adjustable Paddle for Stand-up Paddle Board

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Price: $ 149.99

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Ocean Kayak Replacement Paddle For Nalu Kayak Stand Up Board


Ocean Kayak Replacement Paddle For Nalu Stand Up Board . Replacement paddle for the Nalu Kayak/Stand-Up Paddle Board Package. Paddle comes with two blades which permit configuration for stand-up (one blade) or sit-down (two blades) use.

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Price: $ 84.99

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Bic Sport Sup Paddle 170 210 Aluminum Ml


Bic Sport Sup Paddle 170 210 Aluminum Ml . Adjustable SUP paddle with great performance at budget-friendly price.The 2013 BIC SUP Paddle range is a leap forward in performance and versatility. Fully redesigned blade shape (designed and tested by Patrice Remoiville and Jimmy Blakeney) The Medium-Large (ML) blade is our standard bearer, perfect for all-around paddling, racing, low-mid cadence paddling styles and those looking for more power. Shaft: AluminumBlade: PolycarbonateShaft Length: 67-83″ / 170-210 cmBlade Length: 17.5″ / 44.5 cmBlade Width: 8.50″ / 21.5 cmBlade Angle: 10.5 degreesBlade Surface Area: 103 square inches / 665 cm2Weight: 42 oz / 1190 g This new Aluminum shaft/polycarbonate blade adjustable paddle delivers great performance at a budget-friendly price.

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Price: $ 99.99

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