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. 



Outrigger Paddle Shop has hooked up with some of the most talented paddle manufacturers in California and Hawaii. Our mission is to make paddles more available to the paddling communities along the various coasts of the world, while challenging paddle manufacturers to continuously and relentlessly innovate in order to continually move the sport forward. We are proud to announce that when our doors open on March 1st 2014 we will be working with:

  • Danny Sanchez | Mana Blades
  • Al Ching | Mudbrook Paddles
  • Odie Sumi | Pure Paddles
  • Johnny Puakea | Puakea Designs
  • Viper Va'a from Tahiti

We will provide articles about paddling, the manufacturing process, proper paddle care, paddle repair, and the science behind an outrigger paddle. We hope you enjoy the shop, and we look forward to being part of such an amazing sport that allows so many of us to escape our day to day lives and find our inner peace on the water.



Philip Diehl
Philip Diehl


Size Chart
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”