Tairawhiti 5th Annual Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships

One of the biggest SUP surfing events for the 2018 calendar!! Tairawhiti Club members Sean Hovell and Stella Smith who competed at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Championships in Denmark with Gary Smith supporting them will be participating as well as Geoff Pardoe National Maori Surfing SUP Champion. Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa, we [...]

By |2018-02-08T20:22:04+00:00April 21st, 2018|, , |0 Comments

King and Queen of the Harbour 2018

(Photo Credit: Sam Mayhew) THE VAIKOBI 2018 AUCKLAND KING AND QUEEN OF THE HARBOUR: 21st APRIL Right Paddlers - you've all had enough time to recover from last year's epic 'Normandy Landing'. This year will be perfect balmy downwind conditions, I promise haha. The emphasis of this year's event will be on simplicity, which suits the [...]

By |2018-02-13T03:16:02+00:00April 21st, 2018|, , |0 Comments

Matakana Assault

This a very exciting paddle to tackle and conquer. The 58km marathon course involves exiting the harbour at Mt Maunganui, heading to the ocean off Matakana Island (against tide initally), then setting course directly to Bowentown entrance - 25kms away. At the entrance there could be waves to contend with, but the tide will help [...]


Waterbourne is New Zealands premier extreme water sports event bringing kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding together at one ideal location.  With a market, live music and performances, Waterbourne is the place to be this Easter.  Waterbourne will also be the home of the Starboard Paddle for Hope, so come down and be a part [...]

Aotearoa Downwind Champs

She’s mighty windy the MANUKAU right about now!!! Surfs up!!! Race Entries open now !!!! Get in early, avoid the last minute rush and chaos! Save your spot NOW... be apart of THE FIRST EVER Annual Manukau Harbour Race: The Aotearoa Downwind Champs To enter, visit: www.oceanridersports.com click on Aotearaoa Downwind Champs Race Entry to [...]

By |2018-02-08T20:26:39+00:00March 17th, 2018|, , |0 Comments

Taranaki SUP Classic

**CHANGE OF DATE** this event will now be held 24-25 February 2018. It doesn't get much better than this.  The world class Waitara bar break exclusive for SUP.  Campground's right there.  Great crew.  Great coffee.  Great value weekend away with your friends or family. Cool sponsors and prizes.  Thanks to Chip and Jo at Beach [...]

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

Orewa Beach Series

Commit to a summer of SUP racing! Want to get into Stand-Up Paddling but not sure where to start? Own a board and feeling guilty you are not out there enjoying it regularly? The Orewa Beach Series is a great opportunity to get into Stand-Up Paddling and make it part of your weekly exercise regime. We’ll [...]

By |2018-02-01T23:42:19+00:00February 8th, 2018|, , |0 Comments
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