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
French Bay Paddlers, Titirangi
Paddling group, regular downwinders on the mighty Manukau!
Pohutakawa Paddlers, Maraetai
A social and fun group for paddleboarders on the Beautiful Pohutukawa Coast.
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.
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).
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!
This group is about connecting with other great women from the Bay of Plenty who want to learn to ride their SUP on waves.
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.
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.
Foxton Paddlers, Foxton
Paddle boarding at Foxton off the loop wakeboard park, lessons available every Saturday and Sunday morning, 9-10.
Upper South Island
Lower South Island
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.