The height of your paddle should be 6-8 inches above the top of your head. We typically raise an arm above our head, measure the top of the paddle handle to around where our wrist is, and lock it in around that length.
If you are looking to take your board out in the surf we recommend a little bit shorter, 4-6 inches above head height, to help catch the waves easier.
If you are going long distances, we recommend making the paddle a little longer, 8-10 inches above head height, as the added length will help you have longer strokes.
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