The association for all things SUP in NZ

NZSUP inc campaigns on behalf of all paddleboarders in New Zealand on matters of safety, legislation and all other aspects of negotiation and liaison with other governing bodies.  NZSUP organises the national race championships and teams for international events, and oversees SUP schools and instruction in New Zealand.

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Faces of SUP in NZ #3
Introducing: Jordan Zagonel
Jordan is always at the top of any SUP race field in NZ. Originally from Brazil, via a year in France. Jordan and his wife arrived in NZ in 2015 and are now are a family of 3 with the arrival of their gorgeous daughter 11 months ago. Jordan is waterman who also loves Kitesurfing & SUP surfing depending on what the ocean has on offer.
How long have you been paddling?
4 years, the goal is to be on the water every couple of days, but average, let’s say 3 times a week.
Favourite Paddle Event?
Pauanui was by far the best one. I also look forward for the Nationals, and hope for some waves.
What are you training for next ? Basically keeping fit for the next race. The goal is always to improve and have fun.
Sports you did as a kid?
Sailing, surfing, football, karate and volleyball. Regarding profession, I’m a Land Surveyor, so I work with creating topographic plans, subdivisions . Its great to see the sport of SUP grow and get organised in NZ.
Gear list: Deep Dryft 24"
NSP Sonic 25.5"
Starboard Hero 9.0 (sup surf)
Quickblade Trifecta
Starboard Bolt
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Faces of SUP in NZ #3 
Introducing:  Jordan Zagonel
Jordan is always at the top of any SUP race field in NZ.  Originally from Brazil, via a year in France.  Jordan and his wife arrived in NZ in 2015 and are now are a family of 3 with the arrival of their gorgeous daughter 11 months ago.  Jordan is  waterman who also loves Kitesurfing  & SUP surfing depending on what the ocean has on offer.
How long have you been paddling?
4 years, the goal is to be on the water every couple of days, but average, lets say 3 times a week.
Favourite Paddle Event?
Pauanui was by far the best one. I also look forward for the Nationals, and hope for some waves.
What are you training for next ?  Basically keeping fit for the next race. The goal is always to improve and have fun.
Sports you did as a kid? 
Sailing, surfing, football, karate and volleyball.  Regarding profession, Im a Land Surveyor, so I work with creating topographic plans, subdivisions . Its great to see the sport of SUP grow and get organised in NZ. 
Gear list: Deep Dryft 24
NSP Sonic 25.5
Starboard Hero 9.0 (sup surf)
Quickblade Trifecta
Starboard Bolt

Go on- Give a little time back to the sport you love. NZSUP needs a variety of people and skills for the new term. Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have any event management skills? Are you savvy with social media and communications (social media and communications can be shared). Also on the look out for a Treasurer, do you love a bit of book work as a way to volunteer. Any legal minds who who can provide advice and guidance. Any South Islander’s keen to represent the vibe of the south ? Monthly meetings will always offer zoom. Get your nominations in as a new committee member by email newzealandsup@gmail.com before 5pm Monday the 18th July . NZSUP President Steve Dunlop is also more than happy to have a chat with you if you need. Not keen on a committee why not help out at your local sup group, or club, or start one. See MoreSee Less

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Go on- Give a little time back to the sport you love. NZSUP needs a variety of people and skills for the new term. Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have any event management skills? Are you savvy with social media and communications (social media and communications can be shared). Also on the look out for a Treasurer, do you love a bit of book work as a way to volunteer. Any legal minds who who can provide advice and guidance. Any South Islanders keen to represent the vibe of the south ? Monthly meetings will always offer zoom. Get your nominations in as a new committee member by email newzealandsup@gmail.com before 5pm  Monday the 18th July . NZSUP President Steve Dunlop is also more than happy to have a chat with you if you need.  Not keen on a committee why not help out at your local sup group, or club, or start one.

Save a date – NZSUP AGM
Sunday 24th July 2022

Notice of Annual General Meeting – New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Inc
Date & Time: Sunday 24 July 2022
Venue: Via Zoom Link TBA
Convenor: Steven Dunlop, President NZ SUP
Please note a Proxy Form is attached (Appendix A) for any members who cannot attend in
person
Agenda:
1. Minutes of Last Year’s Annual General Meeting (held on Sunday 20 June)
2. President’s Report on the business of the Society (Steven Dunlop)
3. Treasurer’s report on the Society’s finances and Annual Financial Statements (Bill Dawes)
4. Appointment of Officers: Treasurer, President and Secretary
5. Election of Committee
6. Any other motions to be considered
7. General business and discussion
At the AGM the officers and committee are elected for the following year. NZSUP needs
people with a range of skills to get on board, and we encourage members from all around
New Zealand to get involved.
Nominations:
Helen Blair is retiring and not available for re-election following a long and exemplary term of
service to the SUP community and NZ Sup Committee.
We wish to invite new committee members. If you’d like to nominate anyone to
the NZSUP committee, please email it to the NZSUP secretary,
newzealandsup@gmail.com before 5 pm on Monday 18 July . You can nominate yourself.
Please provide some background details about your nominee and a photo if possible. The
Committee comprises Chair/President, Secretary, Treasurer and a minimum of 3 others
(maximum 8 Committee Members).
Member’s motion:
If you want to propose a motion for the Annual General Meeting, please give
written notice and information in support of the motion to newzealandsup@gmail.com
before 5 pm on Monday 27 June.
If the member’s motion is signed by at least 20 members, the information will be circulated to
all members before the meeting. If it is signed by fewer than 20, the Committee may decide
whether or not the Society will vote on the motion.
Amending Rules:
If you want to propose to amend or replace the Rules your proposal must be signed by at
least 20 members and include written explanation of the reasons for the proposal. The Rules
of New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Incorporated can be viewed here and also on the
Incorporated Societies website.
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Save a date - NZSUP AGM 
Sunday 24th July 2022

Notice of Annual General Meeting - New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Inc 
Date & Time: Sunday 24 July 2022 
Venue: Via Zoom Link TBA 
Convenor: Steven Dunlop, President NZ SUP 
Please note a Proxy Form is attached (Appendix A) for any members who cannot attend in 
person 
Agenda: 
1. Minutes of Last Year’s Annual General Meeting (held on Sunday 20 June) 
2. President’s Report on the business of the Society (Steven Dunlop) 
3. Treasurers report on the Society’s finances and Annual Financial Statements (Bill Dawes) 
4. Appointment of Officers: Treasurer, President and Secretary 
5. Election of Committee 
6. Any other motions to be considered 
7. General business and discussion 
At the AGM the officers and committee are elected for the following year.  NZSUP needs 
people with a range of skills to get on board, and we encourage members from all around 
New Zealand to get involved.
Nominations:
Helen Blair is retiring and not available for re-election following a long and exemplary term of 
service to the SUP community and NZ Sup Committee.  
We wish to invite new committee members. If you’d like to nominate anyone to 
the NZSUP committee, please email it to the NZSUP secretary, 
newzealandsup@gmail.com  before 5 pm on Monday 18 July . You can nominate yourself. 
Please provide some background details about your nominee and a photo if possible. The 
Committee comprises Chair/President, Secretary, Treasurer and a minimum of 3 others 
(maximum 8 Committee Members).
Member’s motion:
If you want to propose a motion for the Annual General Meeting, please give 
written notice and information in support of the motion to newzealandsup@gmail.com 
before 5 pm on Monday 27 June.
If the member’s motion is signed by at least 20 members, the information will be circulated to 
all members before the meeting. If it is signed by fewer than 20, the Committee may decide 
whether or not the Society will vote on the motion.   
Amending Rules:
If you want to propose to amend or replace the Rules your proposal must be signed by at 
least 20 members and include written explanation of the reasons for the proposal. The Rules 
of New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Incorporated can be viewed here and also on the 
Incorporated Societies website.
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Riverside SUP Paddle

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Every Tuesday evening, right throughout the year,  the Riverside Paddlers launch into the Whangarei basin and have a social paddle and fun race - usually from the main town basin

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Stone Store Stand-Up

Kerikeri Basin 215 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Northland

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Riverside SUP Paddle

Whangarei Town Basin Quayside, Whangarei, Northland

Every Tuesday evening, right throughout the year,  the Riverside Paddlers launch into the Whangarei basin and have a social paddle and fun race - usually from the main town basin

Recurring

Stone Store Stand-Up

Kerikeri Basin 215 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Northland

Every Thursday evening right throughout the year, from 5pm - 6.30pm, stand up paddleboarding enthusiasts from all over the Far North get together at the Kerikeri Basin (by the Stone

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Takapuna Beach Takapuna Beach, Auckland, Auckland

3.30pm start. Fun race, then the club bar/kitchen will be open afterwards. Long course 6-8km, short course 3-5km and also shorter kids race. Something for everyone and every ability, and

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Riverside SUP Paddle

Whangarei Town Basin Quayside, Whangarei, Northland

Every Tuesday evening, right throughout the year,  the Riverside Paddlers launch into the Whangarei basin and have a social paddle and fun race - usually from the main town basin

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