How to Choose Your Stand-Up Paddle

Stand-up paddles should be your height plus 6 to 12 inches depending on your type and style of paddling. Wood paddles typically have more “give” and flexibility. As a general guide, see here:

Getting Started on the Water

  • Place your feet approximately shoulder width apart in a stable position on the board.
  • Position your body centered at the middle of the length of the board for the best balance.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • The handle is a great reference for a comfortable balance point.