SUP SAFE!

Every year the coastguard carries out many thousands of rescues around New Zealand, at a cost of literally hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours. Thousands of people are rescued - but sadly not everyone gets home safe.   Don’t be one of those people. Over the last 5 days we’ve worked through the five essential safety [...]

By |2020-10-23T20:13:29+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IMPORTANT: NZSUP National Distance race Oct 31st – Time Change and possible course Change!

  New start time 10am to coincide with High Tide At the moment the wind is looking northerly, so the course will change accordingly: paddlers will paddle up the coast, completing an upwind/downwind course. However we all know how hard it is to predict this far in advance in Auckland. We’ll know more a few [...]

By |2020-10-23T20:15:37+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two and a half weeks to go – nzsup distance nationals!!

Two and a half weeks to go until the big competition! We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are. With Auckland alert levels dropping to level one we are pleased to announce we now have no limit on gatherings. So round up all the people you know and bring them along [...]

By |2020-10-23T20:16:25+00:00October 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Safety Attitudes Survey – please help?!

Please take a few moments to assist us in our study into stand-up paddleboarders' understanding and approach to safety and safety equipment by completing our safety survey. You may end up winning yourself a Hutchwilco beltpack PFD, perfect for paddleboarding! Hutchwilco have very kindly donated a box of these great PFDs as prizes to be [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:28:43+00:00August 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

NZSUP Annual General Meeting 2020 – you are invited!

The New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Inc (NZSUP) Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 6 September 2020  at Takapuna Boating Club offices (39 The Strand, Takapuna). 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 [...]

By |2020-08-09T22:49:17+00:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paddling Safely in Level 3 Lockdown

Keeping it safe is the most important consideration for paddling in Level 3. It’s really important that everybody really heeds this, the last thing we want is any bad publicity created by paddlers pushing their limits and ending up needing to be rescued, potentially upsetting the applecart for everyone else. There is also the extra [...]

By |2020-04-29T09:10:29+00:00April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paddling in Lockdown Level 3

OK, so here’s what we now know about what stand up paddleboarding will look like at Level 3, based on the latest official guidance from the government and SportNZ, released earlier today. The relevant guidelines from SportNZ for paddleboarding are as follows: ● Local paddling only (your nearest beach rather than your favourite beach), ● [...]

By |2020-04-29T09:00:15+00:00April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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