The 2017 AGM for NZ SUP Inc will be held at 6pm on Sunday 9 April 2017, at Takapuna Boating Club. All members are welcome to attend. The draft agenda can be downloaded below. The Committee comprises Chair/President, Secretary, Treasurer and a minimum of 3 others. Any nominations for committee members are to be proposed [...]
Another fabulous NZ SUP Championships, well done to everyone who took part! And a huge thanks too to the sponsors and organisers who made it all happen. NZ SUP Nationals Results Download the spreadsheet and check your results - reorder the results to see how you did by age, board class, etc.
Surfing NZ has revised its selection policy for the SUP Team representing New Zealand at the ISA World Championships. As well as results in the NZ SUP Nationals, selectors will consider a paddler's other national and international results, previous ISA results, team compatibility and commitment. The team will be announced on Wednesday 3rd May 2017. [...]
One of the more challenging missions for the NZSUP team of late has been the formulation of a Policy for the participation and official placing of Transgenders at the NZSUP Nationals. The policy has involved extensive consultation with the Cisgender and Transgender SUP community, and particular thanks must go to committee member Jonathan Wood who has devoted a great [...]
Upcoming ISA/SNZ SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES! Fancy becoming a paddleboard instructor? The next ISA/SNZ Level 1 instructor courses are scheduled for 23-24 March, and 25-26 March in Auckland. There are only a few places on each course, so if you’re keen, get your application in as soon as possible! […]
we're counting down to the biggest event on the NZ SUP calendar - Nationals. It's great to see the registrations coming in, and paddlers everywhere of all different levels out training. I encourage you to take advantage of group training sessions with your local club or Facebook paddling group. Also if you loved (or missed) [...]
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 last year by NZSUP), or in a designated competitive event where the event rules allow PFDs not to be worn (because of safety boat [...]
Do you wear a leash when paddleboarding? Hopefully the answer is yet – your leash is your primary item of safety equipment. But did you know that the wrong type of leash for the conditions can be lethal? […]