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Argyll Kayaks - sea kayak, sit on top and SUP boats, boards, paddles and kit

Open as usual for online and phone orders

Our Ayrshire showroom and shop is currently closed for refurbishment. We're still fully open for online orders (or phone orders on 01292 571 019) while work is underway!


Choosing a paddle is very much a personal choice - you'll know when it feels right! To help you make this important decision, we offer a  range of paddles from different manufacturers around the world.

Remember that, as a family firm run by paddlers, we not only aim to give you service that is second to none, but our solid advice is based on years of paddling experience.

We recommend that you try out different paddles before buying. Swap paddles with as many people as you can when you are out on the water - feel the differences between them. Also, come to our Ardrishaig showroom in Argyll and to our demo days to try out different paddles for yourself.

If you plan to kayak regularly, our advice is to choose the highest spec that you can afford - you won't regret it. For such an important piece of kit, you want to make the right choice. Here are a few pointers for you to consider

  • how much will the paddle be used: frequency, trip distances
  • what size and shape of blade will suit your paddling style?
  • get the right length - we can offer advice
  • would you benefit from a crank shaft or do you prefer a straight shaft?
  • one piece or two piece - think about versatility, ease of transport/storage, maintenance
  • how much do you want to pay: in general you get what you pay for with paddles: the higher the spec, the lighter the paddle which reduces fatigue