How to Determine SUP Paddle Length

This a basic starting point length (see video). Many over time may choose a longer or shorter length per their body type, type of board (thickness), and type of paddling.

Some surfers like a shorter paddle for a quick cadence in paddling out or for tube riding. I like my normal length paddle in surfing for additional bracing support down a wave. 

Starting with an adjustable paddle gives you a chance over time to figure out what length is best. Then if you buy a one piece carbon to your fav length, keep the adjustable as a backup or for friends who need a paddle. 

Paddle length is done by inches (in the US) from the blade length to the top. 

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