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How To Hold Your Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Paddle

How To Hold Your Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Paddle

Holding your SUP paddle correctly will ensure you get the most of your time on the water. A Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) paddle normally has a tear-drop shaped blade that angled forward to maximize the power of your stroke. See below for how to hold your SUP paddle correctly.




1. Paddle Length
The paddle should be a Shaka length above your head. You can adjust the length easily with Starboard 2 piece and 3 piece adjustable shaft.




2. Grip Width
Holding the paddle above your head and bend your elbows at 90 degrees will create a perfect grip width.




3. How to hold the paddle

  • Handle – is where your top hand should be
  • Shaft – your bottom hand should be a little bit more than shoulder-width apart.
  • Blade – the blade should always flick forward for maximizing your stroke power.



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