You’ve probably heard the expression “up the creek without a paddle,” and that’s the last thing you want to be! In fact, whether you’re kayaking on a creek, a lake, or a river, you’re going to need a good recreational kayak paddle. These are paddles designed for leisurely fun, but it’s still important to choose one with care. And, lucky for you, here at Lost Paddle Kayak Shop, we’ve got a wide selection of paddles to choose from.
As you browse our shop, you’ll notice that kayak paddles come in many different lengths. That’s because the necessary length is dependent on the width of your kayak and on your own height. Generally, the wider your kayak and the taller you are, the longer your paddle needs to be. We offer handy size charts to help you pick the perfect paddle, but if you have questions or need help, we’re always glad to assist you.
When choosing kayak paddles for recreational use, you also need to pay attention to the different blade options. Plastic blades are nice when you don’t kayak all that often and just want something affordable. Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you have carbon-fiber blades, which are virtually indestructible. Any blade can work, but you’ll want to consider your own budget and how frequently you kayak as you make your decision.
Speaking of budget, know that kayak paddles can vary widely in terms of cost. The very best kayak paddles are often quite expensive, but they’re built to last for the long-haul. However, not everyone needs a paddle that can stand up to rough water. If you’re just paddling slowly and enjoying your time on calm waters, a simple, affordable paddle should do just fine. Thankfully, we have kayak paddles to meet all budgets and purposes so everyone can find what they need.
Are you confused about which kayak paddle to choose? Or, maybe you’re stuck between two great options. No matter what the case may be, we’re always glad to offer our advice. Feel free to reach out to us at any time for help finding the most compatible paddle!