Paddling with others greatly increases the fun and social factor, and it’s safer too. There are some great SUP clubs in New Zealand, as well as many less ‘formal’ but equally active paddling groups. Use the list below to find a group near you.

If you’re part of a SUP club, social group or training group that’s not listed here, please tell us about it! Even if you would rather we don’t publicise it (which is no problem), please still get in touch anyway so we know you exist – it really helps us do our job in advocating for the sport in New Zealand if we know what is happening and where.


Kororipo Paddlers
Used to be the Pear Tree paddlers, until the Pear Tree changed its name!

Meet every Thursday right throughout the year at 5pm at the Kerikeri basin, in front of the stone store, for social paddle and/or a fun (ie no fees, no prizes) race, then beers and food in the excellent Plough and Feather restaurant. All welcome! Equipment can be loaned/rented with advance booking.

027 777 1035



Riverside Drive Paddlers
Like minded group of paddle boarders that enjoy Tuesday night paddles (right throughout the year) and weekend adventures in and around Whangarei. facebook or contact Watermans World for more info

Auckland Area

Orewa Paddleboarders Club
paddle every Friday 5pm in summer Facebook
French Bay Paddlers
Titirangi, Auckland
Paddling group, regular downwinders on the mighty Manukau! Facebook
Pohutakawa Paddlers
Maraetai, Auckland
A social and fun group for paddleboarders on the Beautiful Pohutukawa Coast Facebook
Takapuna Paddlers
Takapuna, Auckland
A group who meet socially for a paddle and a beer, sometimes regularly. More news after lockdown!
SUP Out East
Bucklands Beach, Auckland
Regular paddling sessions around Bucklands Beach and east Auckland Facebook
Felipe Dos Santos training squad
Takapuna, Auckland
Every saturday, 8.15am, takapuna beach $20 Contact Felipe – 021 2516224
Matt Anderson Training Squad
every Saturday morning 8am, various Auckland locations $20
Contact Matt –  021385133
Helen Blair Coaching learn and improve your SUP fitness in small group classes, usually along the Tamaki Drive beaches (Orakei Basin – St Heliers) Facebook

Bay of Plenty

SUP Betties This group is about connecting with other great women from the Bay of Plenty who want to learn to ride their SUP on waves. Facebook


Taranaki Stand Up Paddle Board Club We are a SUP Group that use facebook to share infomation, We run the Taranaki SUP Classic and support all things SUP in Taranaki Facebook

Lower North Island

Welly Paddlers
We Organise activities and events for paddlers around the Greater Wellington Region and support events and sports in New Zealand and around the World Facebook
Foxton Paddlers
paddle boarding at Foxton Off the loop wakeboard park,  lessons available every Saturday and Sunday morning, 9-10 Facebook

Upper South Island

Nelson SUP Club
Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Nelson Region, New Zealand email


Lower South Island

A group of people based in and around the greater Dunedin area who are interested in paddleboarding together. Facebook
021 771996

Do you run, or are part of, or know about a SUP club or paddling group that we have not listed here – if so, please tell us about it!  

Even if you would rather we don’t publicise it, please still get in touch – it really helps us do our job in advocating for the sport in New Zealand if we know what is happening and where.