Paddles for Stand Up Paddling
Even the best board out there won't do much good if you don't have a good paddle.
You can make stand-up paddle boarding a ton more fun by finding a paddle that works for your body and paddling style. You don't have to buy the most expensive paddle to enjoy a good SUP experience. Take into consideration these factors when choosing the right SUP paddle for your needs:
- Length: Proper paddling form and efficiency depend on getting the right size paddle.
- Material: The materials used in making a SUP paddle determine the weight, stiffness, and endurance of the paddle. A lighter paddle is usually preferred, but remember that lighter paddles tend to be a little more expensive than their slightly heavier counterparts.
How to choose the right paddle
To get the best paddle for you, it's essential to find the right length. Getting a paddle that is too long, however, will make getting the blade into the water uncomfortable; and if the paddle is too short, you will have to lean over in a hard, awkward position.
You'll also need to consider the paddle's material because it will determine how stiff it is. The power of your stroke is better transferred with a stiff paddle. Think about these things while choosing your paddle:
- A light paddle should be your top priority if you'll be racing or setting out on long tours. If you're only paddling a couple times a year, weight doesn't have to be the top priority.
- How much do you want to spend? Lightweight materials, such as carbon and fiberglass, are typically more expensive than heavier materials, like aluminum and plastic.
Jobe offers 4 main shaft materials. They are: Fiberglass
, Carbon Fiber
In short, Jobe has whatever you need to get you on the water! We believe in these products and use them ourselves and with our own families and friends and that's why we also back our paddles with an incredible warranty which is among the best in the industry! Our product experts are available by chat or email 24/7 and will help you find the best life paddle for your individual needs, so you'll be sure to enjoy your time on the water!