Clubs & Paddle Groups

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.

Contact: 027 777 1035 – emailwebsite

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

Auckland Area

Orewa Paddleboard Club, Orewa

Paddle every Friday 5pm in summer.

Contact: Facebook

French Bay Paddlers, Titirangi

Paddling group, regular downwinders on the mighty Manukau!

Contact: Facebook

Pohutakawa Paddlers, Maraetai

A social and fun group for paddleboarders on the Beautiful Pohutukawa Coast.

Contact: Facebook

Takapuna Paddlers, Takapuna

A group who meet socially for a paddle and a beer, sometimes regularly.

Contact: More news after lockdown!

SUP Out East, Bucklands Beach

Regular paddling sessions around Bucklands Beach and east Auckland.

Contact: Facebook

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

Helen Blair Coaching

Learn and improve your SUP fitness in small group classes, usually along the Tamaki Drive beaches (Orakei Basin – St Heliers).

Contact: Facebook

Waikato and Bay of Plenty

Paddle Tarts

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!

Contact: Facebook

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.

Contact: 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.

Contact: Facebook

Lower North Island

Welly Paddlers, Wellington

We organise activities and events for paddlers around the greater Wellington region and support events and sports in New Zealand and around the world.

Contact: Facebook

Foxton Paddlers, Foxton

Paddle boarding at Foxton off the loop wakeboard park, lessons available every Saturday and Sunday morning, 9-10.

Contact: Facebook

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

Contact: Facebook

Upper South Island

Nelson SUP Club, Nelson

Stand up paddle boarding in the Nelson Region, New Zealand.

Contact: EmailFacebook

Lower South Island

Watercooled, Dunedin

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

Contact: Facebook – 021 771 996

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.