Clubs and groups in NZ
Kororipo Paddlers, Kerikeri
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.
Riverside Drive Paddlers, Whangarei
Like minded group of paddle boarders that enjoy Tuesday night paddles (right throughout the year) and weekend adventures in and around Whangarei.
Contact: Facebook or contact Watermans World for more info
Takapuna Paddlers, Takapuna
A group who meet socially for a paddle and a beer, sometimes regularly.
Contact: More news after lockdown!
Felipe Dos Santos Training Squad, Takapuna
Every saturday, 8.15am, takapuna beach $20.
Contact: Contact Felipe – 021 251 6224
Matt Anderson Training Squad
Every Saturday morning 8am, various Auckland locations $20.
Contact: Contact Matt – 021 385 133
Waikato and Bay of Plenty
We are a group of women SuP paddlers who live in and around Thames. We paddle anywhere on the Thames Coast between Tararu North and Thornton Bay, with the occasional trip further afield. We are dictated by the wind on the coast so frequently paddle early morning. Check out our Facebook group and ask to join!
Lower North Island
NZ Fun Paddleboarding, Wellington
If you are wanting a fun, friendly group of paddle boarders and water sports fans in the greater Wellington area then we would love you to join our group. When the weather is good we will post a location and time to meet. No stress or pressure, we welcome everyone from beginners through to pros. Thanks Jono & Chloe
Upper South Island
Lower South Island
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.