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Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist Jo Aleh on life post-Games

A gold medallist at the 2012 London Games and winner of silver at the 2016 Rio Games, in tandem with Polly Powrie, Jo Aleh (31) has recently taken a step away from competitive sailing to give "normal life" a try.  We caught up with Jo after a Tuesday night Harcourts Beach Series race and asked [...]

By |2018-03-07T09:53:48+00:00March 7th, 2018|Community, NZ Club Event, NZ SUP Event|0 Comments

NZSUP AGM – #JOINUS

  AGM 2018   The New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Inc (NZSUP) Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 March, at 7:30pm at Orewa Beach, upstairs in the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club Patrol room. NZSUP is a not-for-profit Incorporated Society run by a volunteer committee: the President, Secretary and Treasurer and several others, who are passionate [...]

By |2018-02-28T05:54:25+00:00February 28th, 2018|Community, Governance, NZ SUP Event, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Training Tips from Marcus Hansen

NZ Champion Paddler Marcus Hansen (NSP) has been competing on the World SUP Circuit for a couple of years now, and has a number of NZ titles under his belt.  Here's the first in a series of blog posts from Marcus to help you prepare for Hoe Toa at the end of March. Training. Consistency [...]

By |2018-02-26T04:07:21+00:00February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hoe Toa – where to start

I’d like to paddle in Hoe Toa… but I’m not sure what to enter! Event Organiser Victoria Stuart takes you through her pick of the action, complete with some insider tips to help calm those first-race nerves. I’ve been paddling for 9 years now, but I can clearly the moment I became a paddle boarder [...]

By |2018-02-25T22:46:01+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Community, NZ SUP Event, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you too old for paddleboarding?

Stand Up Paddling is often touted as a great way to "stay young" - both mentally and physically.  Not only is it a bit easier on the knees than traditional surfing, it also has a whole host of other benefits that can help you stay mobile and healthy right into your nineties and beyond. A [...]

By |2018-02-19T02:52:28+00:00February 19th, 2018|Community, NZ SUP Event, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hoe Toa Registrations Open!

HOE TOA NZ PADDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS OREWA BEACH 22-24 MARCH 2018 Join hundreds of local NZ and International paddlers on New Zealand’s Hibiscus Coast for a fun weekend of paddling workshops, beach races in and out of the surf, inshore flatwater racing and downwind distance paddling at the NZSUP National Festival of Paddleboarding, proudly brought to you [...]

By |2018-02-05T05:00:06+00:00February 4th, 2018|NZ SUP Event|0 Comments

Connect with other paddlers… #supgoal1

You’ve bought a SUP, been paddling a few times… so now what?  PaddleFit Coach and NZSUP Committee member Helen Blair explores some ways to make paddling even more fun.  It wasn’t that long ago I was new to the water and stand up paddling (SUP).  Like many people, I'd had a play on a board [...]

By |2018-02-04T04:47:01+00:00February 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save the Date! NZ SUP Championships 2018

Thursday 22nd March - Sun 24th March 2018 Orewa Beach New Zealand's premier Stand Up and Prone Paddleboard event - featuring long distance courses, knockout beach races, flatwater, novice and kids events and a two day SUPposium with keynote speakers and paddling workshops. An exciting long weekend to bring together paddling families from all over [...]

By |2017-12-03T17:46:17+00:00December 3rd, 2017|NZ SUP Event, NZ SUp Team, Uncategorized|0 Comments