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

Annabel on getting to the start line…

NZSUP revisits 7-times NZ Champion Annabel Anderson’s advice from 2017 on getting to the Hoe Toa start line...   As the World No. 1 ranked woman, Annabel has a demanding International Race schedule, and it is a big effort for her to come back every year to support what happens at home and on a grass [...]

By |2018-03-16T05:41:42+00:00March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dealing with race day nerves… by Marcus Hansen

There are lots of things to think about and consider when you turn up for a race: What do I eat and when, what board is best, what paddle is best, which fin should I use. Should I warm up before the race and what should I do in my warm up. How do I [...]

By |2018-03-13T03:47:07+00:00March 13th, 2018|Community, NZ SUP Event, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s New for 2018 – Hoe Toa Highlights

Hoe Toa NZ Paddle Champs 2018 Date: 22-25 March Location: Orewa Beach 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 [...]

By |2018-03-08T06:56:23+00:00March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|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

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