Your paddle has a big impact on how enjoyable paddling will be
One that’s poorly made and doesn’t fit you can make for a miserable day on the water, while a high quality, well selected paddle is a real delight. Personal preferences definitely figure into your selection. How does it feel? How fast are you going to paddle? How far? These are all important questions to consider and discuss with your dealer. If you can, try out several different styles and lengths to get a feel for what’s most comfortable. See the left hand size of this page for some extra tips when selecting paddle.