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Forthcoming SUP Instructor Course Dates

Wanting to become a paddleboard instructor?  Here's your chance. We have two courses scheduled for this September, and more on the way. The NZSUP Foundation Instructor Course, in conjunction with SurfingNZ, is the only recognised SUP instructor  qualification in New Zealand. Successful completion of the course and a valid First Aid course results in the [...]

By | 2017-07-05T15:18:12+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NZ Team selected for World Paddleboard Championships

The NZ Team has been selected for the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) in Denmark this September.   The event features five disciplines—SUP Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Sprint, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing Technical and Distance. Within the SUP Racing and Paddleboard disciplines, athletes will be competing in up [...]

By | 2017-06-30T09:01:36+00:00 June 26th, 2017|NZ SUp Team|0 Comments

NZ SUP Transgender Policy

One of the more challenging missions for the NZSUP team of late has been the formulation of a Policy for the participation and official placing of Transgenders at the NZSUP Nationals.  The policy has involved extensive consultation with the Cisgender and Transgender SUP community, and particular thanks must go to committee member Jonathan Wood who has devoted a great [...]

By | 2017-03-01T00:37:10+00:00 March 1st, 2017|NZ SUP Rules and Guidelines|0 Comments

Become a qualified SUP Instructor!

Upcoming ISA/SNZ SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES! Fancy becoming a paddleboard instructor? The next ISA/SNZ Level 1 instructor courses are scheduled for 23-24 March, and 25-26 March in Auckland. There are only a few places on each course, so if you’re keen, get your application in as soon as possible! […]

By | 2017-02-26T04:16:56+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Instruction & Coaching|0 Comments

NZ SUP Nationals – latest news

we're counting down to the biggest event on the NZ SUP calendar - Nationals.  It's great to see the registrations coming in, and paddlers everywhere of all different levels out training. I encourage you to take advantage of group training sessions with your local club or Facebook paddling group.  Also if you loved (or missed) [...]

By | 2017-02-25T23:37:52+00:00 February 9th, 2017|NZ SUP Event|0 Comments

Understanding the laws regarding SUP and PFDs

Under NZ Maritime Law,  all stand up paddleboarders are required to carry a buoyancy aid. The only exemptions to this are if the stand up paddleboarder is actively involved in surfing(negotiated last year by NZSUP), or in a designated competitive event where the event rules allow PFDs not to be worn (because of safety boat [...]

By | 2017-02-09T22:03:10+00:00 February 9th, 2017|SUP Equipment, SUP Safety|0 Comments