Wakapedia - Tip #2 - Choosing the right size Hoe (Paddle)

Here are some helpful tips from our Wakapedia Guru to help with choosing the right size hoe



  


                         

 Parts of the Hoe



When choosing your paddle there are two key measurements you will need to consider:

  1.  The overall length
  2.  The width of the blade

Paddle measurements are often measured in inches:

e.g.        Overall length – 50”

               Blade width – 9.5”



Below are some simple guides for choosing the correct length paddle


Paddler Height

Paddle length

5’0” - 5’2” / 152cm-158cm

45” – 47”

5’3” - 5’5” / 160cm-165cm

46” – 49”

5’6” - 5’8” / 167cm-172cm

48” – 51”

5’9” - 5’11” / 175cm-180cm

50” – 52”

6’0” - 6’2” / 183cm-188cm

51” – 53”

6’3” - 6’5” / 190cm-195cm

52” – 54”



Age Division

Paddle length

Blade Width

Midget - Intermediate

45” – 48”

9” – 9.25”

J16 – J19

46” – 49”

9.25” – 9.5”

Open +

48” – 51”

9.5” – 10”

 


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Updated: Oct 30, 2014