Kialoa Methane SUP Paddle
The Kialoa Methane SUP Paddle, by Kialoa has been inspired by the designs of surfboard shaper Blane “Methane” Chambers, became KIALOA’s best selling SUP paddle after its release last year and is the surfers choice. Made with surfers in mind, the 8″ wide blade is perfect for the quick starts, stops, and turns that come with trying to ride an SUP board in the ocean surf.
Weighing in at only 21 ounces, the Methane SUP Paddle uses 100% carbon fiber construction to provide the ultimate ratio of strength to weight. Its featherweight design and construction encourages rapid cadence and a slick and quick paddle placement at all points of the SUP surfing experience.
Often SUP surfers have to do quick movements with their paddles. Never has whipping the paddle to the opposite side of the paddleboard or behind you been so effortless. The unidirectional Ergo-T design provides superior blade control and fits easily and comfortably into the palm. KIALOA understands that scaling down the diameter of the shaft of the SUP paddle does not necessarily bring down strength, and utilizes this technique to create a more unique board. T
he blade’s surface area is 97 square inches. A narrow blade with a small surface area makes quick acceleration through the surf more manageable, and also allows you to keep the blade close to your board as you stand up paddle, which accelerates forward propulsion and encourages straighter tracking. This SUP paddle’s extensive product testing and lightweight framework resulted in its success and widespread use among today’s stand up paddlers.
- The surfer’s choice
- Carbon PowerARC™ blade design with 10º bend
- Full carbon shaft
- Elliptical-shaped shaft
- Carbon Ergo-T grip
- Surface area: 97 sq in
- Blade width: 8″
- Blade length: 16.5″
- Weight: 21 oz.
- Made in USA
The Methane is Kialoa’s® best selling paddle for surf. If charging the local surf break is your thing, then the Methane is the stand up paddle for you.
Kialoa recommended paddle length:
- Surfing: Add 6-8″ to your height
- Flat-water touring: Add 8-10″ to your height
- Downwind, racing: Add 10-12″ to your height