I’m 5’10 180-185lbs and using a 7’10" Barracuda 102L board for this journey. Totally clueless about anything paddle/SUP related. What’s the right paddle length? (and is it an important detail) Any help or insight is appreciated!
Eyebrow height, up to one fist height over your head. Personal preference from there. So start at head height probably.
Go watch “how to SUP” and “how to paddle straight” videos. Paddle technique is the important part if you’ve never done it before.
Like Hdip said fist over head to eyebrow. I run mine at head height. If you should hurts your paddle is likely too long, if you back hurts you paddle is likely too short.