At Anaconda, our range of kayak paddles and canoe paddles will ensure you get the most out of your smooth water or white-water adventure. Shop today!
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Shop Quality Kayak and Canoe Paddles at Anaconda
Yes, you can. Anaconda stocks a variety of fibreglass, aluminium and alloy kayak paddles for watersports, kayak fishing, white water kayaking and more. The design and feel of your kayaking paddle will influence speed and comfort for a superior paddling experience. Whether you require a fibreglass shaft paddle, straight shaft paddle, dual paddle blades or longer paddle, we have the options you are looking for at Anaconda. Our range of kayak paddles includes simple paddles for beginners and recreational kayaks, along with premium products for professional water sports enthusiasts.
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Kayak Paddle?
Kayak paddles have blades on either side of the shaft, which allows you to more efficiently paddle from side to side whether you're going straight or making turns. Double-bladed paddles are more effective in kayaks because the kayak sits closer to the water and is narrower than other types of watercraft. Because of the dimensions of a kayak, you can easily switch from side to side using a double-bladed paddle which lets you propel yourself in any direction with minimal effort. Some things to consider when purchasing a kayak paddle include length, material and your own size:
- Length: One of the first things to consider when picking a kayak paddle is the length of the shaft. Young kids need to use shorter kayak paddles, while taller adults require longer paddles. Using a kayak paddle that's too short makes getting the blades past the waterline too difficult, while paddles that are too long will be too unwieldy and cause the kayak to zigzag across the water. Wider boats require longer paddles. Be sure to measure your boat's width at its widest point before shopping for a paddle.
- Material: The materials used also have a significant impact on the paddle's performance and price. If you want the lightest and strongest kayak paddle, choose one that's made from carbon fibre. A more affordable option, which is great for long-distance touring, is a paddle that uses fibreglass shafts and nylon blades. The cheapest types of kayak paddles use aluminium shafts and nylon blades. These are ideal for recreational use because of their excellent durability and are easily serviceable.
- Your own size: Torso length is a critical factor in sizing a kayak paddle. You can find plenty of information online about recommended sizes, but here are some general pointers: More athletic paddlers generally want a shorter paddle with a wider blade for the extra horsepower that it provides. Heavier or taller paddlers generally prefer a longer paddle with a wide blade to move their weight efficiently. Smaller paddlers, those who are not into speed or those with wrist or shoulder issues typically choose blades with a smaller surface area, while those who want more power opt for larger blades.
Kayak Paddles FAQS
What length kayak paddle do I need?
To determine what length you need, consider the width of your kayak as well as your height. The wider your kayak or the taller you are requires a longer paddle.
Aluminum vs fibreglass kayak paddles?
Fibreglass paddles are lightweight and great for all experience levels whilst aluminium paddles are economical and durable making them a great entry-level choice.
What kayak accessories should I consider?
Pair your kayak paddle with some gloves for protection and comfort as well as a paddle leash for easy retrieval in case your paddle falls in the water.
Shop Great Value Kayak Paddles and More Water Sports Gear at Anaconda
Anaconda is Australia's favourite outdoor and adventure specialist for all the right reasons, and we make purchasing a breeze. If shopping online, simply add kayak paddles, paddle accessories and kayak accessories to your cart and proceed to checkout for convenient delivery to your door. Paddling is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the water, whether you are an angler, competitive white-water rafter, stand-up paddle boarder or recreational kayaker simply enjoying fun in the sun. We also boast an Australia-wide network of retail outlets where you can explore fibreglass blades, touring paddles, low-angle paddles and more in-store. We are the number one choice for all watersports gear and accessories including wetsuits, dry bags, life jackets, roof racks and anything else you require to improve your day on the water.