AINSWORTH paddle length guide

Please a look at our paddle length guide before choosing your paddle it may help you decide on the right length for you based on the type of paddling you’ll be doing.

The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of kayaking, Canoeing or SUP’ing you'll be doing. We have tried to help you with this by creating a paddle guide, this is a guide only and there are other points to consider:
 

General Purpose Kayaking 

Touring and Sea Kayaking 

Under 5’

194cm

Under 5’

205cm

5’ – 5’3”            

200cm

5’ – 5’3”            

210cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

205cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

215cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

210cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

220cm

5’10 – 6’           

215cm

5’10 – 6’           

225cm

Over 6’1”          

220cm

Over 6’1”          

225cm

 

Freestyle and Surf Kayaking

River and Creek Kayaking

Under 5’

185cm

Under 5’

185cm

5’ – 5’3”            

188cm

5’ – 5’3”            

191cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

191cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

194cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

194cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

197cm

5’10 – 6’           

197cm

5’10 – 6’           

200cm

Over 6’1”          

200cm

Over 6’1”          

203cm

 

Junior Kayaking

Under 4’           

175cm

4’ – 4’3”            

180cm

4’4 – 4’8”          

185cm

4’9 – 5’             

190cm

 

Polo Kayaking

Wing Kayaking

Under 5’

185cm

Under 5’

206cm

5’ – 5’3”            

191cm

5’ – 5’3”            

210cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

194cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

216cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

197cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

220cm

5’10 – 6’           

200cm

5’10 – 6’           

226cm

Over 6’1”          

203cm

Over 6’1”          

230cm

 

Touring Open Canoeing

White Water Open Canoeing 

Under 5’

135cm

Under 5’

130cm

5’ – 5’3”            

140cm

5’ – 5’3”            

135cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

145cm

5’4 – 5’7”          

140cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

150cm

5’8 – 5’9”          

145cm

5’10 – 6’           

155cm

5’10 – 6’           

150cm

Over 6’1”

155cm

Over 6’1”

155cm

 

Rafting Paddle Guide

Dragon Boat Paddle Guide

Under 5’

145cm

Regulation Length

122cm

5’ – 5’3”            

145cm

 

 

5’4 – 5’7”          

150cm

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5’8 – 5’9”          

150cm

 

 

5’10 – 6’           

155cm

 

 

Over 6’1”

155cm

 

 

 

SUP Paddle Guide

Under 5’

72 inches

5’ – 5’3”            

74 inches

5’4 – 5’7”          

76 inches

5’8 – 5’9”          

78 inches

5’10 – 6’           

80 inches

6’1” – 6’ 4”

82 inches

Over 6’ 5”

84 inches