BE SAFE, BE SEEN! This is the time of year when it really pays to be vigilant when out paddling. So many other recreational craft are on the water, and most are moving a whole lot faster than you. Accidents happen. As he says, this poor guy in Christchurch was lucky to escape with serious injuries, it could have been a whole lot worse.
Choose bright clothing when possible and just watch out for those fast moving craft.
@surfingnz SUP Surfing crowns taken out today by Billie Scott in the women’s with a 11.90. Sean Hovell impressed with a 12.70 to take out the men’s . Stella Smith & Amelie Wink took silver and bronze in the women’s. Karlos Aarsen & Kane Rowson rounded out the men’s podium. Jamie Mahia Andrew retired early in the final with an injury. … See MoreSee Less
Don’t forget the free SUP SAFE and SUP RESCUE courses tomorrow, at Murrays Bay, North Shore. Last chance in 2022 to ensure that you’re going to enjoy a safe summer of SUP, and know what to do if you encounter someone in trouble!
Hoping that these will be repeated at some point, as I'm away on the 19th and currently have Covid so can't go out to play this weekend 😏
The @watercooledsports Summerpaddleseries kicked off in the beautiful Macandrew Bay with all the event proceeds going to @wildlifehospitaldunedin . A special place caring for injured native NZ wildlife. Thank you #watercooledsports #summerpaddleseries #thewildlifehospital. @paddler.nz how good is this event supporting a great cause. … See MoreSee Less
just a reminder that SUP SAFE and SUP RESCUE courses will be happening next weekend at Pt Chev sailing club in Auckland.
The SUP SAFE course is a 3 hour workshop looking how to choose the right safety equipment for your paddling and how to use it, understanding the conditions, interpreting forecasts, knowing what to do when things go wrong and much more.
The SUP RESCUE course is a fun and empowering workshop and practical session. Learn how to get a casualty onto a paddleboard in deep water, how to get them ashore, how to take another board under tow even in the wildest conditions and a whole bunch of other really cool techniques that every stand-up paddleboarder should know. With these skills you can save someone from drowning! You are going to get wet, so come prepared! You’ll need a board as well.
Please note we can only take a maximum of 12 on each rescue course, so please reserve your spot on the Facebook events page (links below). The SUP SAFE courses are open to all.
Takapuna Beach Series is back rain or shine if you are in Auckland. A course distance for everyone. If you have never done an event before the 1km is perfect and build up to 3km or 4km. Come and meet some new people. A few pictures from last week when the weather forgot we were ready for summer. For more information beachseries.co.nz/… See MoreSee Less