Wave Ski Paddles
WAVE SKI PADDLES
It is worth getting a specially designed paddle for surfing a wave ski. You can use a standard kayak paddle, but they are usually too long and heavy, or a “white water” paddle, but they are designed with large blades for powerful balancing strokes and they have a large surface area under the blade that often bangs your rail. It doesn’t damage a plastic kayak, but shatters the glass on a light fiberglass wave ski. In addition, we generally prefer a fairly high repetition stroke on a wave ski that the large white water blades discourage.
After 20 years of wave ski experience and a year of testing, I designed a wave ski blade that is safer for your ski rails and has just the right surface area to allow a nice cadenced stroke. In addition, I add a finger grip for your right hand that helps you keep your grip centered on the shaft while bashing and slashing the waves. This custom paddle blade comes from the Werner "Shana" mold, but with the area under the blade trimmed off for less paddle area.
We recommend using a paddle the same length as your height, but most short ski surfers prefer a paddle that is 2” to 4” shorter than they are tall.
We keep in stock these sizes:
168 cm= 5’6”
176 cm= 5’9”
182cm = 6’
190 cm = 6’3”
Werner paddles makes these strong (carbon shaft), light paddles for us.
They are only available from Infinity surfboards.
If you have any questions about the paddle email Steve@infinitysurf.com