When purchasing each package with a MOAI board, an aluminium paddle is included. But what if you want a paddle made of a different, maybe lighter material? Remember that in our offer you will find paddles made of various materials, such as: glass fiber, aluminum, bamboo + glass fiber/carbon, carbon.  Each of our paddles is adjustable, so you can adjust them perfectly to your size! If you still have doubts about the right size, in this post we have a guide just for you.

A paddle made of carbon is the lightest, so you won’t get tired quickly. Generally, a lightweight paddle is preferred, but keep in mind that you usually pay more for less weight. If you only paddle a few times each year, weight doesn’t have to be your top concern.

The length of the shaft determines how the blade moves through the water. So set your paddle based on your body type and the use of your SUP Board.

Touring: During recreational touring we recommend body height + 20 centimeters for the length of your paddle.

Racing: If you are going to race, we recommend a longer length, because you can make as many long strokes as possible.

Surfing: When surfing, a shorter shaft is nicer because you want to make short strokes, and want to be able to switch sides quickly to catch the right wave.

Do you know when a paddle is really good? When you forget you’re using it.

Take a closer look at the materials 

Undeniably, our paddles made of bamboo + fiberglass / carbon have a chic look, the bamboo blade is setting apart the rest of the paddle and contrasts with the fiberglass / carbon shaft in a visually striking way. Most of our paddles are 3-piece (including this one), so this model is a great option when you’re on the go.

As we said before – each board in the package has an aluminum paddle.  Aluminum is an affordable material often used in the paddle shafts. While it’s not as stiff as fiberglass or carbon, it’s lighter than wood. Our Aluminum SUP Paddle is a great value telescopic paddle for stand up paddle boarding for beginners.

Glass fiber has been around since the 1700s, when it was used to decorate high-class ornaments. Later in the 1840s glass was woven into a fabric for clothing. Centuries later and look – we have a glass fiber paddles! This material is perfect for paddles because it’s very light, not as light as carbon, but still very good.

 Sir Joseph Wilson Swan first created carbon fiber in 1860 to use in an early incandescent light bulb. But what about paddles? Well, as you already know, carbon is a very light material, the best possible material to create a paddle. It’s the lightest, most rigid, and best performing material. Because of it’s ultra-high performance qualities, light weight, and the manufacturing expertise required to shape carbon, it’s also the most expensive option.

We hope that we have explained the subject of paddles to you enough. When you take these words into consideration, you’ll end up with the best stand up paddle for you.





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