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NZSUP and Hutchwilco

Beltpack PFDs are a great option for the experienced stand up paddleboarder. However, a lot of the beltpacks currently available are poorly designed or simply too expensive. NZSUP is delighted to announce that they will be working directly with top NZ lifejacket manufacturer Hutchwilco to design the next generation of beltpack PFDs specifically for stand [...]

By |2019-11-12T02:48:39+00:00November 12th, 2019|SUP Equipment, SUP Safety|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  by NZSUP), or in a designated competitive event where the event rules allow PFDs not to be worn (because of safety boat backup etc). [...]

By |2019-04-23T00:43:40+00:00February 9th, 2017|SUP Equipment, SUP Safety|6 Comments