SUP Schools & Coaches

SUP schools and coaching in New Zealand

If you’re looking for a SUP lesson or some coaching, we strongly recommend using an experienced and knowledgeable instructor wherever possible. While SUP is essentially a very safe sport, if it is not taught correctly using appropriate equipment, your experience is very likely to be less than pleasurable. There can be a world of difference between the teaching and safety practises of a professionally run paddleboarding school, and the ‘casual operator’ on a beach who has simply got themselves a couple of boards and has no formal training or qualifications whatsoever!

The following operators set out to deliver properly structured paddleboarding lessons and/or coaching on appropriate equipment, utilising proper safety practises.

Lessons, tours, groups, retail and rentals for all levels in the beautiful environs of the Bay of Islands.  
Website:     Tel: 027 777 1035     Email

Lessons and tours on the stunning Tutukaka Coast


Race training and personalised coaching from a champion.  Ruakaka area and fortnightly at Orewa, North Shore



:Lessons, board hire, tours and adventures in and around Takapuna with SJ Cansdale

website:  tel: 020 479 7248   email:

Personalised coaching at all levels

0212 890221,

Stand up paddleboard rentals and lessons in Mission Bay

website:  tel:  09 392 7877 email: 

As part of Mauo Adventures, a full range of paddleboarding lessons, coaching and an active SUP club. 

website:   tel:  027 451 0579   email:

Tuition, tours, retail and repair services

website:  Tel: 0800 198 897 email:

Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board & surf with Chip Andrew from Beach Street Surf Shop, one of New Zealand’s top sup surfers.

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SUP school, lessons, retail and a thriving local SUP club. 

website: email:  tel: 027 272 7259

Lessons and retail from Dunedin’s premier watersports store

website:  tel: 03 479 2206    email: