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NZSUP Annual General Meeting 2019 – you are invited!

The New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Inc (NZSUP) Annual General Meeting will be held on at 10:30 am on Saturday 22nd June at Harcourts Offices (125 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. NZSUP is a not-for-profit Incorporated Society run by a volunteer committee: the President, Secretary and Treasurer and several others, who are passionate about stand up paddling, both recreational [...]

By |2019-06-02T05:15:10+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Governance|0 Comments


  With support from Water Safety New Zealand, NZSUP has undertaken an extensive research and consultation exercise within the SUP industry to come up with our equivalent of the Maritime NZ Safer Boating code. Whether you're beginner or expert, follow these five simple rules to keep you safe while out on your paddleboard this summer. [...]

By |2019-06-02T23:35:06+00:00January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Registrations Now Open!

New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Championship Series coming your way this summer. Registrations for the NZ Technical Championships in Pauanui and the Downwind Champs in Auckland are now open. Thanks to Auckland Paddler Dylan Crummer and his company 6echo for the amazing video edit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtHXXGBcrVs

By |2018-12-20T02:41:37+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NZ SUP National Championship Series Announced!

NZSUP is thrilled to announce an exciting new National Championship Series to replace the Nationals in 2019. Four great events in three amazing locations, delivered by three awesome event partners. More details to follow next Thursday, October 18 at the Auckland Paddlefest opening night and subsequent communications. Lock these  dates in folks and please share! [...]

By |2018-10-10T22:30:48+00:00October 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fancy becoming a SUP instructor?

The International Surfing Association (ISA) Stand Up Paddleboarding Level One Instructors Course, for the instruction of flat water paddling and beginners is the ONLY course recognised in New Zealand for teaching SUP. The Course The two day course covers all aspects of instructing this fast growing sport safely and includes the Community Instructors Lifesaving Award. [...]

By |2019-04-23T00:48:08+00:00October 10th, 2018|Instruction & Coaching|0 Comments

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+00:00July 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+00:00June 26th, 2017|NZ SUp Team|0 Comments