How to choose a SUP paddle


SUP paddle selector: choosing the right paddle

Paddle partner

  • What's more important to you?
    • Transportability - I need a three piece paddle that fits in my iSUP bag
    • Adjustability - I want most of the performance of a one piece paddle, but to be able to change lengths for different boards / environments
    • Performance - I want a one piece paddle even if it doesn't fit in my car!

Tips for choosing the right SUP paddle

Choosing the right SUP paddle is an art as much as a science. The right paddle is often a rather personal choice, and the rules that dictate which paddle should be right for you, are often proved wrong when you finally get the right SUP paddle in your hands.

But there are some rules that do hold true. And we hope that the SUP selector above will help you choose the right paddle for you!

McConks paddle specifications

Choosing the right paddle | McConks paddle specifications

McConks SUP paddles blade spec

85sq inch teardrop

A small/medium teardrop blade. A good all round paddle shape for smaller paddlers or riders wanting a surf blade.

Moderate aspect, subtle linear dihedral, 10 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 510gm.

93sq inch teardrop

A medium teardrop blade. A good all round paddle shape for larger paddlers or riders wanting a medium/slow cadence blade for touring.

Available in 100% carbon, or carbon with bamboo veneer.

Low aspect, subtle linear dihedral, 10 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 540gm.

97sq inch teardrop

A large paddle packing a lot of punch for larger paddlers. Only available in bamboo finish.

Carbon V83

A small race blade. With a Scooped V double dihedral, this blade eliminates flutter for almost all paddlers. A great high aspect, high cadence race blade for ultimate race performance for paddlers up to ~75kg.

Available in 100% carbon

High aspect, 8 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 480gm.

Carbon V91

A no-nonsense race blade for serious paddlers. With a strong linear dihedral, this blade eliminates flutter for most paddlers. A straight cut side profile allows close blade placement to the rail, and the eight-degree blade angle maximises the catch when you really hammer the power on. A great high aspect, high cadence race blade for ultimate race performance for the larger paddler.

Available in 100% carbon

High aspect, 8 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 510gm.