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New Board

September18

We have added a board to the fleet aimed right at larger people who want to learn to paddle board. Lets not muck around here if you are a big person you need a big board to start off with. The board in the pic below is designed for beginners with a wide stable platform, with the thickness carry on to the tail and nose of the board to give great support. No wet feet and no tipping

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Addition to the fleet

So if you have been thinking , no cant do that. We may well have another answer for you.

 

Spring into summer Grab One Deal

September18

Keen on getting on the water this summer season?

Grab One and The Paddle Board Shed have combined to bring you a deal to get you paddling. Just click on the link below and grab a couple of vouchers and tick paddle boarding off that bucket list. Grab One and The Paddle Board Shed take no responsibility if you get hooked on paddle boarding . But we will help you get on the water to satisfy your urge.

I want to go paddle boarding !

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Last Sunday

September6

Seems like an age ago but last Sunday was sunny and calm.

The boys could not resist a chance to get an early start on the season.

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Bring on summer

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Come on Brendon keep up

Whaingaroa Wildlife

September2

Last Wednesday an Orca  mother and calf used a dropping tide to make their way to the bar andcontinue thier Journey. After a wholesome feed of Sting Rays hopefully. Whaingaroa Harbour is a well known spot to stop for a top up, from what I have observed over a number of years.

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Mother and calf in front of Toka toka Point

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Looking for Sting Rays

Fantastic Friday

August31

Wow what a start to the 2019/2020 season. Friday dawned with no wind and a rising tide heading towards a huge high at 9.45am.  No chance of launching out the front at Rose bay with the work going on with the new seawall.

So it was off to Aro aro park or Pururiri as known locally. Met with Jim, Jess and Stephen at the park in radiant winter sunshine and the bay full as boot with the 3.5 meter tide.

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Fantastic Friday

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Jim, Jess and Stephen taking a break from Karate training

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Winter ! Really

 

 

Grab One Deal

November2

Last promo before Christmas ! Our Grab One deal is the ideal  present for anyone this summer.

Keen on getting on the water this summer ?

Grab One and The Paddle Board Shed have combined to bring you a deal to get you paddling. Just click on the link below and grab a couple of vouchers and tick paddle boarding off that bucket list. Grab One and The Paddle Board Shed take no responsibility if you get hooked on paddle boarding . But we will help you get on the water to satisfy your urge.

I want to go paddle boarding !

November WeekendTides

October24

The weather has really turned for the best with a few calm, glassy,and  sunny days racked up already.

November Weekend High Tides

Saturday 10th   Ht.12.30pm
Sunday    11th   Ht. 01.10pm

Saturday 17th   Ht 06.00am
Sunday    18th   Ht 07.05am

Saturday 24th  Ht.11.35  am
Sunday   25th   Ht. 12.15 pm

Weekend Tides for September

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Weekend tides for September.

September Saturday 15th   Ht. 1.50pm

Sunday   16th    Ht. 2.40pm

Saturday 22nd  Ht. 8.25am

Sunday    23rd   Ht. 9.20am

Saturday  29th   Ht. 12.30pm

Sunday     30th   Ht. 2.15pm

Daylight savings starts on the last weekend of the month. If you want to paddle during the week no problem we are happy to take you out any day of the week if the conditions are suitable.

Here we are again

September14

Another season begins. Cant wait to start taking people paddling on this beautiful harbour we live next to. So welcome paddlers to another season of fun on the water. We have a promotion running on grab one if you are keen on an early season deal. GrabOne Deal

 

 

Happy New Year

January2

Happy New Year , lets go paddling. Well hopefully ! We had some great days for paddling towards the end of 2017. Yesterday first day of 2018 was OK to paddle even if it was grey and drizzly. Today looks similar but hopefully without the rain.

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The mornings have been best with strong seabreezes most afternoons, making it hard to find somewhere sheltered from the wind. Still if you make the effort and get up early for a paddle you will be rewarded.

Paddling at Raglan West to escape the wind

Glassey mornings and low tide days

December12

Early morning glass with high tides making paddling look exellent for the early risers. The only bummer is the tide is out most of the day.

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High tide is 6.15am this morning and 10 to 7 this evening.

Expecting seabreezes developing and windy conditions in the afternoon.

Forecast for summer is looking warm

November2

Hey did you hear the NIWA forecast for the weather coming up till Christmas ? The good news is it is supposed to be a couple of degrees warmer than what their expected average was. Yippeee I reckon, northeast winds forecast which means we have to change our  paddling  routes a little, and have to use the tides a little more to help us get around.

Below is a shot of my favourite surf come paddle board wagon parked across the road, context of shot  is paddle boarder in the background.

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Looking for a deal this summer

October27

The Shed is running deals on Grab One and Treat me right now. If you were thinking paddle boarding or if you are looking for a cool present for Christmas. Then look no further the solution is right here.

So grab the opportunity and treat yourself to a real great time on the beautiful Whaiangaroa Harbour.

 

Starting to improve, slowly though

October24

Managed to get two great paddles in last week, couldnt believe my luck. No wind  and high tide.

Not so lucky late yesterday arvo, glassey but low tide. Still and what a great word to use, we are heading towards better weather.

If you are looking at going paddling this summer, make sure you dont miss out on our Grab One and Treat Me deals. Great savings to be had and they voucher makes a great present. Plenty of time to use them as thye have a 3 month window of use.

Im off for a messy wind effected surf, catch you later on this week.

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Wow how windy was that ?

October4

Just when we though we would get a little break in the weather it goes crazy again. The water has started to warm up and with the west to northwest winds forecast we should see that trend continue. Not a lot of wind today but, we all know that will change as its the windy time of year for here. In saying that though we have been able to sneak a couple of nice paddles in.

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A break in the weather

September19

Wow how wet has it been ? Today is a beautiful sunny day and a great day to paddle. High tide was ten minutes ago at 9.40 this morning.

Nice day finally

Lets hope we get a couple more days in.

 

Bronze Medal For New Zealand at ISA Worlds

September11

From:   Surfing New Zealand
Sport:   International Surfing
Event:  2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
Disciplines: SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Long Distance, Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Long Distance Race
Date:    1st – 10th September 2017
Location: Vorupor, Denmark
Websites: ISA and Surfing New Zealand #ISAWSUPPC #ISAWorlds

The bronze medallist New Zealand Team. Image courtesy of ISA.

Bronze Medal For New Zealand at ISA Worlds

New Zealand has taken bronze at the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship completed at Vorupor, Denmark overnight (Sunday 10th September).

The team finished third in the final race of the event, the team relay, which was enough to hold down bronze.

New Zealand went into the final day defending their team ranking with Hawaii close behind.  However, the team also had their sights on higher honours, a win in the relay race and a fourth for France being enough to elevate New Zealand to second overall and their best ever result.

The relay started well with Sam Shergold (Mnt) coming in neck and neck with Australia’s Lachie Landsdown on the prone paddleboards after the first lap.  Annabel Anderson (Wanaka) then had two uncharacteristic falls on her lap dropping the team back to third behind France.

Jasmine Smith (Gis) pulled the team back to second on her lap before our final paddler Trevor Tunnington (Gold Coast) took off for the final leg.  However, it was the powerful Frenchman Arthur Arutkin that pulled Tunnington back to snatch second dashing Kiwis hopes of higher honours.

Australia went on to take an easy win ahead of France in second, the Kiwis in third, Denmark in fourth and Hawaii in fifth.

Australia’s win in the relay assured them of the gold medal and continued domination of the event.  France took silver ahead of New Zealand with Hawaii taking home the copper medal.

Please see below for results from Day 7 (Sunday 10th September local time) of the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships being held in Denmark from the 1st – 10th September.

Team Rankings
1, Australia, 13001
2, France, 12533
3, New Zealand, 12068
4, Hawaii, 11279
5, USA, 9788
6, Brazil, 9240
7, Denmark, 8963
8, Italy, 8607
9, Japan, 8100
10, South Africa, 7740

Team Relay
1, Australia, 17.10.10
2, 118 France, 17.34.55
3, 211 New Zealand, 17.40.23
4, 202 Denmark, 18.13.56
5, 95 Hawaii, 18.20.81
6, 214 USA, 18.30.12
7, 201 England, 19.09.12
8, 210 Japan, 19.32.77
9, 207 Italy, 19.45.16
10, 187 Brazil, 19.52.43

Smith Keeps Kiwi Team on Track for Podium and In Touch With Leaders

September8

From:   Surfing New Zealand
Sport:   International Surfing
Event:  2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
Disciplines: SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Long Distance, Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Long Distance Race
Date:    1st – 10th September 2017
Location: Vorupor, Denmark
Websites: ISA and Surfing New Zealand #ISAWSUPPC #ISAWorlds

Stella Smith (Gis) in action on the finals day placing seventh overall. Image courtesy of ISA.

Smith Keeps Kiwi Team on Track for Podium and In Touch With Leaders

A valiant seventh place finish by Gisborne surfer Stella Smith has seen the New Zealand Team hold on to third place overall at the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship held in Denmark overnight (Thursday 7th September local time).

Two days of competition remain at the event with six Kiwis lining up across four finals in four disciplines as well as the team relay.

Smith, the youngest member of the New Zealand Team at 15, competed in the Women’s SUP Surf discipline.  Despite the securing the team’s best result in the surfing discipline, Smith felt she could have achieved more.

“For me I didn’t reach my goal for this event and I would have really liked to have made the final but it just didn’t go my way today” commented Smith.

“My last heat was frustrating as I couldn’t get any good waves after having a good heat earlier and it was hard after watching the guys surf before us catch heaps of fun looking ones” she added.

Smith was joined by Kaikoura’s Lucy Te Moananui who finished 13th overall after missing progression the quarterfinals.  Te Moananui fought hard in her heat battling the messy 1.0m waves at Vorupor Beach but was eventually eliminated by her opponents from Brazil and South Africa.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand’s last male competitor, Trevor Tunnington (Gold Coast based) failed to advance out of his second round match up.  After good form in the first round of the event, Tunnington fell to the challenging conditions.

“Yeah this morning was pretty hard” said Tunnington.

“Looking back I should have taken a couple lefts because they seemed to be linking up a little better. I opted for the rights but was only able to get one turn maybe two in on each wave.”

“Either way I was pretty happy with myself overall with the three events I competed in.  The team is really close. I’m looking forward to cheering them on over the next few days and getting a group together for the relays on the final day” added Tunnington.

Smith was also eager to cheer on her team and in particular her sister.

“I’m really excited to watch the races I think that New Zealand will go really well. I know that Jaz will go good and it will be really exciting to watch” she said.

Friday is scheduled to be a lay day for the New Zealand Team before the finals of the technical races for SUP and Prone take place on Saturday and then the relay and closing ceremony on Sunday (local time).

Please see below for results from Day 5 (Thursday 7th September local time) of the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships being held in Denmark from the 1st – 10th September.

Team Rankings
1 France, 14603
2 Australia, 14121
3 New Zealand, 13848
4 Hawaii, 13336
5 USA, 12535
6 Brazil, 11852
7 Italy, 11603
8 Denmark, 11470
9 Japan, 11028
10 South Africa, 9810

Men’s SUP Surf Round 2
Heat 6

Guillermo Carracedo (ESP), 9.46, 1, Felipe Hernandez (MEX), 9.34, 2, Carsten Kurmis (GER), 7.60, 3, Trevor Tunnington (NZL), 6.10, 4

Women’s SUP Surf Round 2
Heat 2

Stella Smith (NZL), 11.2, 1, Hannah Finlay-Jones (AUS), 5.34, 2, Iballa Ruano (ESP), 9.43, 3, Mariko Strickland Lum (HAW), 4.764, 4
Heat 4
Aline Adisaka (BRA), 9.23, 1, Tamsyn Foster (RSA), 8.5, 2, Lucy Te Moananui (NZL), 3, 3, Aixa Sanchez (ARG), 0.73, 4

Women’s SUP Surf Round 3
Heat 2

Justine Dupont (FRA), 11.7, 1, Emmy Merrill (USA), 9.4, 2, Stella Smith (NZL), 6.47, 3, Natalia De La Lama (ARG), 4.87, 4

Kiwi Team Nail Qualifiers at Vorupor, Denmark

September6

From:   Surfing New Zealand
Sport:   International Surfing
Event:  2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
Disciplines: SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Long Distance. Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Long Distance Race
Date:    1st – 10th September 2017
Location: Vorupor, Denmark
Websites: ISA and Surfing New Zealand #ISAWSUPPC #ISAWorlds

Ollie Houghton (NZL) chases down Daniel Hasulyo (HUN) in his Men’s SUP Technical Race heat. Image courtesy of ISA

Kiwi Team Nail Qualifiers at Vorupor, Denmark

The New Zealand Team has made a clean sweep of the qualifying rounds in the technical races at the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship held at Vorupor, Denmark overnight (5th September local time).

New Zealand advanced all six competing athletes through to the finals of their respective races which will potentially be held on Saturday or Sunday.

Overnight results see the New Zealand Team maintain their number one team ranking at the event with five days remaining.

The technical races for the prone disciplines were held first thing in the morning with both Jasmine Smith (Gis) and Sam Shergold (Mnt) winning their heats to advance through to the final of the Women’s and Men’s.  Neither athlete ever looked in danger of missing the final, both leading from the outset.

Smith put a healthy two minute lead on her opponents pushing herself as a test run in the lead up to the final.

“It was a good opportunity to get familiar with the race course and have a good little hit out to shake out the cobwebs. The course is pretty fun and I can’t wait till the final” said Smith post-race.

She will now match up against superstar Australian, Jordan Mercer in the final, Mercer having already pipped Kiwi Jessica Miller for gold in the distance race by less than a metre.  Smith will want to get one back over the Australian in the Technical Race.

Shergold completed his heat alongside Frenchman Julien Lalanne the two athletes extending a sizeable lead over their opponents before Shergold broke away for a comfortable win.  Shergold is a late replacement in the discipline but will challenge for a medal to go with his silver he secured in the distance race earlier at the event.

Penelope Strickland (Auck) is on track to defend her title in the Women’s SUP Technical Race after advancing through her heat and into the final.

“Today’s heats were really fun” commented a jovial Strickland.  “Given my illness in the last week and losing a toenail in my practice start just before the race, I wasn’t confident about getting a walk through in the top four.  However, as soon as we had completed the first lap it was just a matter of paddling strong but not overdoing it. I felt strong and had plenty in reserve” she added.

Strickland was joined by Annabel Anderson (Queenstown) who won her heat to advance.  Anderson will go head-to-head with Strickland in the final in search of her second gold medal at the event, the two athletes being touted as potential medallists.

And, with weather and swell forecasts changing daily, both athletes are confident they will be ready for whatever conditions they are faced with.

In the Men’s Prone Technical Races, both Ollie Houghton Auck) and Marcus Hansen (Whangarei) advanced through to the finals.

Houghton placed second in his heat behind Daniel Hasulyo (HUN).  Hasulyo took the copper medal in the distance race while his brother took gold.  If the ocean remains flat for final races, the Hungarians will again be a force while Houghton is wishing for a few waves to make it more interesting.

“Apparently it’s supposed to get up to 6 foot and 30 knots onshore which will be absolutely awesome, I’d love to see it like that” said Houghton.

Houghton was happy with his performance and sticking with the heat winner Hasulyo.

“I had to push really hard to get into that front pack behind Daniel, my goal was to get top three to the first buoy and I got second so I just snuck onto Daniel’s draft for a while and tried to just hold my pace for the rest of the race” said Houghton.

Marcus Hansen placed third in his heat behind Bruno Hasulyo (HUN) and Casper Steinfath (DEN), two gold medallists from the distance and sprint races held at start of the event.

The men’s final will include 30 athletes which will have a significant impact on the start and also the traffic around buoys making it more difficult for athletes and vital that the Kiwi’s get good starts to avoid congestion.

The SUP Surf discipline is expected start on Wednesday (local time) and carry on through to Thursday before a potential lay day on Friday due to lack of waves.  Kiwis in action will include Trevor Tunnington (Gold Coast based), Sean Hovell (Gis), Stella Smith (Gis) and Lucy Te Moananui (Kaikoura).

Please see below for results from day 3 (Tuesday 5th September local time) of the 2017 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships being held in Denmark from the 1st – 10th September.

Men’s SUP Technical Race Heats
Heat 1 (top four advance)

1, Bruno Hasulyo (HUN)
2, Casper Steinfath (DEN)
3, Marcus Hansen (NZL)
4, Arthur Arutkin (FRA)

Heat 2 (top four advance)
1, Dániel Hasulyo (HUN)
2, Oliver Houghton (NZL)
3, Titouan Puyo (FRA)
4, Aaron Rowe (CIS)

Women’s SUP Technical Race Heats
Heat 1

1, Annabel Anderson (NZL)
2, Laura Quetglas (ESP)
3, Nicoline Elisavetha (DEN)
4, Amandine Chazot (FRA)

Heat 2
1, Olivia Piana (FRA)
2, Penelope Armstrong (NZL)
3, Manca Notar (SLO)
4, Susak Molinero (ESP)

September Weekend High Tides

September5

High Tides 

September Saturday 9th    Ht 11.56
Sunday   10th   Ht 12.30
Saturday 16th   Ht 06.20
Sunday    17th   Ht 07.00
Saturday 23rd  Ht 11.50
Sunday    24th  Ht 12.20
Saturday  30th Ht 06.25

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QUESTIONS about PADDLE BOARDING

New to paddle boarding,have a heap of questions. Maybe you have been paddle boarding and are looking at a new board. Not sure what to get. Well we can help. Just flick through your query and we will endevor to answer and help you with your question.

email: keith@thepaddleboardshed.co.nz

 Learn to Stand Up Paddle

Situated  on the beautiful Whaingaroa Harbor  an enviable location,  that provides consistent conditions for surf and flat water instruction.  Allowing our school to cater for beginners in a safe environment,  through to paddlers who want to go to another level level and get out in the waves. There is access to the world  famous left hand points breaks and the consistent West Coast beaches along with calm inner harbour conditions.

The main thrust of the school will be towards Stand Up paddling, with group, and one on one lessons available along with board hire age.   We have spent the last few years promoting the sport of Stand Up paddling and have become well known in the region as the  people to come to, to find out  anything to do with stand Up paddling.

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We have been busy at the International Surfing Association, paddle board instructor school and have obtained the highest qualifications available in NZ for paddle boarding approved by Surfing NZ.

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We also updated our First Aid and Life Saver certificates while the water was a bit cooler. All aimed at you guys getting a great safe experience.

Lessons:
70 minute paddle lesson    $65
Guaranteed to get you paddling unaided
from 10 yrs to 80 yrs and older .

Group beginners 70 minute  $45 pp

minimum of three paddlers.

Board Hire

The paddle board shed has a range of Paddle boards to choose from as little as $20 for half an hour.

One hour  Board/paddle/leash   $25

Half day Board/paddle/leash  $55

Full Day Board/paddle/leash  $80

Longer times available on request.

Life jackets are provided

Denise Twentyman  commented          “My grandson was very tentative to start with and you had his and him eating out your hand within minutes! I thought my older age and low fitness level, might struggle to last ten minutes but quite the contrary. With your supportand guidence the time was over before I noticed. Thank you.”

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Many thanks for taking us out, 
we loved it, and if we are 
back again next year we 
will be sure to have 
another go!" Sally.
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Thanks for the fantastic afternoon yesterday.
Hinekaye and I really enjoyed our time on the water.
She is still buzzing about standing on the board.
All the other kids are jealous they missed out on a great afternoon. ” Michelle.

Thanks again for such an 
incredible afternoon 
out on the water. Mat 
and I really enjoyed 
the experience and are 
looking forward 
to giving it another go. 
" Ashleigh.

"Ben said you were a 
good caring teacher 
who focuses on the 
positive.
thanks again"
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