Kayak Paddles

Sizing a kayak paddle is based on paddler torso length, boat width and paddling style. Longer paddles are better suited to taller people, wider kayaks and a more relaxed style of paddling. Shorter paddles match up better with shorter people, narrower kayaks and a more vertical style of paddling. A general guideline: For paddler height under 5' 4" use a 215-220cm paddle; 5' 4" to 6' use a 220-230cm paddle; and over 6' use 230-250cm

Carlisle Day Tripper Paddle