After you've picked the right SUP board, the sup paddle is your next purchase decision. There is a wide range of pricing in the SUP paddle world. In the economy pricing
range, you’ll usually find sup paddles made of aluminum or fiberglass shafts, and fiberglass
blades (and sometimes plastic SUP paddle blades). Usually you’re trading
off price in exchange for a slightly heavier paddle, but often times this also
means you are getting a more bulletproof paddle. Don't always equate economy SUP paddles with low quality, they are better described as the most practical. While
not an absolute rule, some of the lightest highest end carbon fiber stand up
paddles are also the most susceptible to damage – sometimes they put all
the emphasis on being the lowest weight, and turn a blind eye to durability
in the real world of stand up paddle boarding where nicks and dings are a reality.
Most of the carbon
fiber stand up paddles we recommend strike a balance. The economy SUP paddles
we recommend are durable AND a great deal!
A high quality and affordable SUP paddle must check off a few boxes before you make your final purchase decision. First, the SUP paddle shouldn't be made of aluminum or plastic as these are very heavy and will break easily. Most sup paddles that are of high quality yet still affordable are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass SUP paddles offer the best combination of weight, strength, and cost. A Tower sup paddle is the perfect combination of these qualities. Built with a pronounced dihedral blade to ensure smooth stroke and a textured ABS handle for comfort & grip this SUP paddle is perfect for any paddle boarder. This sup paddle also packs down to about 34 inches making it incredibly easy to travel with.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced paddle boarder, having a quality SUP paddle is an important part of the experience. The Tower 3-piece adjustable sup paddle will fit almost all paddle boarders needs at a value price.