Where can I buy Outrigger Paddles?

by Philip Diehl January 16, 2014

Where can I buy outrigger paddles? Who makes outrigger paddles? What is the best outrigger paddle? What is better, wood, hybrid, or an all carbon outrigger paddle? What is the difference between a straight shaft and a double bend?  
 
These are just a few of the questions that have been floating around the quickly growing sport of outrigger canoe paddling. There is probably a question listed above that even you have asked at one point in your paddling career. Why are there so many questions about paddles? The sport is supported by a dedicated few, who have made it their life's work to move the sport forward. Most paddles still to this day are hand made with the blood sweat and tears of manufacturers who hand craft each paddle. Paddlers can't just walk into a store and buy an outrigger paddle. 

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Size Chart
Sizing
Your Height Recommended Paddle Length
5’0”-5’2” 46”-47”
5’3”-5’5” 47”-49”
5’6”-5’8” 49”-51”
5’9”-5’11” 51”-52”
6’0”-6’2” 52”-53”
6’3”-6’5” 54”-56”