What size kayak paddle do I need in inches?

A person of average height needs a kayak paddle 86.6 inches(220 cm) in length.

You should pick a paddle depending on your height. Here are examples:

5 ft 5 inches tall use a 220 cm(86.6 inches)

5 ft 5 inches to 6 ft 2 inches use a 230 cm(90.6 inches)

6 ft 2 inches  or more then use one 240 cm(94.5 inches)

If you are whitewater kayaking, then use a shorter paddle about 195 cm(76.8 inches).

If using a wider kayak then go with a longer paddle in the 230-260cm(90.6 – 102.4 inches) range.



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