Kayak & SUP Paddles

At Anaconda, our range of kayak paddles & SUP paddles will ensure you get the most out of your water adventure. Shop kayak paddles for kids & adults today.

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Shop Quality Kayak Paddles And SUP Paddles At Anaconda

Anaconda stocks a variety of fibreglass, aluminium and alloy kayak paddles for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and rafting. 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 and SUP 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:

  • 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. 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 And SUP 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.

Aluminium 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.

How long should my SUP paddle be?

Selecting the right SUP paddle length is crucial for optimal performance. Stand with the paddle vertically, reaching overhead. The ideal length is where your wrist just grazes the top of the handle. For surfing, a shorter SUP paddle offers better control, while longer paddles are suitable for flat water. Find the perfect balance for your height and paddling style.

How to adjust a paddle board paddle?

To adjust a stand-up paddle board paddle, loosen the collar or clip near the handle. Extend or retract the shaft based on your height and activity - shorter for surfing, longer for flat water. Ensure the adjustment marks align symmetrically, and tighten the collar securely. Experiment to find the most comfortable length, optimising your paddling efficiency and overall enjoyment on the water.

Does a good SUP paddle make a difference?

Yes, a good SUP paddle can transform your paddle-boarding experience. Quality construction ensures durability, while optimal design enhances stroke efficiency, reducing fatigue. Lightweight materials like carbon fibre contribute to manoeuvrability, providing better control and stability. A well-crafted SUP paddle is a key investment, significantly improving your performance, comfort and overall enjoyment on 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. Paddling and kayaking are great ways to get outdoors and enjoy the water, whether you are an angler, stand-up paddle boarder or recreational kayaker simply enjoying fun in the sun. We are the number one choice for all watersports gear and kayak accessories including kayak seats, kayak trolleys and anything else you require to improve your day on the water.



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