The correct paddle length could be anywhere from eight inches to twelve inches above your head.
Another way I like to find the correct length is to set the paddle on the ground and reach up to the top of the handle, making sure that I can get my palm and fingers completely wrap over the top of the grip.
This is Good Practice when you are first learning how to stand up paddle board.
We Recommend a paddle boarding lesson on Maui so you can learn the right techniques and save you back a lot of unwanted stress. Also, for racing, we like to use a paddle that's two inches longer to accommodate for the added thickness in most racing boards.
Paddle boarding tours on Maui are a great way to see Maui pristine marine life and stay safe.