Can I use a Surfboard for Stand up paddle boarding?
I am thinking of getting a cheap surf board with the measurement of 6′ 6″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ but I want to mainly use it for Stand Up paddle Boarding and I was just wondering if I could. Also if a normal oar made for kayaking and canoeing would be okay for this.
A kayak paddle would not work well. paddles for kayaking have a blade on both sides of the shaft. if you are standing on a paddle board or surf board you would have to hold on to one of the blades in order to paddle. Canoe paddles have a single blade and a grip for your hand at the top of the shaft, the issue with a canoe paddle is they tend to be short so that they can be used while sitting down. You will want a paddle that is long enough for you to use while you are standing. Basically paddle board paddles are long, light weight canoe paddles.. good luck =)
AquaBound Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle 2011