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

Carry Communications!

What will you do if you are out on your paddleboard and you get into difficulties - or you find someone else in difficulties? Can you communicate? It’s an essential part of SUP safety. Last summer there were several high profile rescues of paddlecraft (including paddleboards) where the paddlers had been caught out by a [...]

By |2020-10-21T19:53:43+00:00October 21st, 2020|SUP Safety|0 Comments

Know the conditions, before you go out!

There’s absolutely no excuse for not knowing the weather/water condition before you go paddleboarding - it’s all right there on your phone.  KNOW what strength and direction the wind is going to be. If it’s blowing offshore and strengthening, maybe consider paddling somewhere else (or not at all!). KNOW if there's any significant change in [...]

By |2020-10-20T19:47:23+00:00October 20th, 2020|SUP Safety|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
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