There are many different theories and stories about how to size a canoe paddle. This guide is meant to be just that, a guide. For some people the guide may be an exact fit, and for others it may only come close. As a general rule, we recommend the shortest paddle that will comfortably reach the water. Over an extended paddling time, a shorter paddle with a shorter lever arm between you and the water will reduce fatigue.
When sizing a canoe paddle, there are a few things to take into consideration. Your torso height, paddling style, width of your boat, and the heigh of your seat are all factors that will govern your choice. If possible it is recommended to try various sizes before you buy. If you have further questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.