Every paddleboard needs a paddle - there’s a famous saying concerning a creek and not having one. Our solid wood paddles are designed and made to match our stand-up paddleboards, using either ash with hardwood stringers on the blade and handle, or poplar with cedar stringers on the blade and handle. Ash is the slightly heavier option but has great flexural properties, whilst Poplar is a clean and straight grained timber that is light without being flimsy, and offers just the right amount of flex to let you feel the water and get the most out of each stroke. The stringers increase the strength of the paddle blade and provide contrasting stripes that look great.
The blade’s kickback angle is a relaxed 11 degrees which allows the user to generate power through the entirety of the stroke, and we offer both a medium and low cadence blade template (low cadence paddles are larger, generating more power on demand and are more suited for long distance or downwind paddling). The face of the blade is foiled with a double concave, which provides strength and stiffness across the paddle blade, and catches and directs the flow of water through the stroke for maximum power efficiency.
The handle is an ergonomically shaped t-bar, designed to fit nicely within the palm of your hand.
We recommend ordering your paddle 8” longer than you are tall for flat water touring applications.
If you're thinking of purchasing a paddle, we are happy to break the payments down into more manageable chunks. Simply pick the 'pay via payment plan' option below.
Building your board with your own two hands and literally knowing it inside and out makes it much more than just another purchase; you develop a deeper connection with your surfboard. Ever put together some shelving or put a picture hook up on a wall? That's about all the experience that you'll need. You'll build the board of your choosing alongside a maximum of two other people, with us guiding you through each step of the process.
Please be aware that each board is handmade to order. By placing an order for an Otter paddleboard you're commissioning a custom product, which means we can't guarantee a time for completion. Once your order has been placed, we'll get in touch with you and begin the process of building your unique paddleboard.
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