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Archive for September, 2016

Another grey day


Morning, its groundhog day with another day of northeast winds and grey skies. High tide is 10.45 this morning and again you will need to look for somewhere out of the wind. Small waves again on the beach and another opportunity to try paddle boarding in the surf.



Its a grey start to the day today with a northeasterly of a round 4-5knots. We are expecting a freshening wind again today. High tide is at 10.00am this morning. There are places to paddle on the high tide where you can escape the wind.  You still need a wetsuit if you are going to […]

Tides for school holidays


The tides are great this week with high tides in the morning. Tomorrows high tide will be at around 10am. Friday around 11.00am Next week we will have early afternoon to mid afternoon high tides. So again couldn’t be better as long as the winds stay light.

Holiday fun


Just had a great paddle with the grand kids. Made me think how cool paddle boarding is in the way age doesnt matter. Tides dropping now and we are heading to a low at 3.10 this afternoon. High wont be until 9.45 this evening.

Great Morning


Great morning for paddling with high tide at 9.15am this morning. Light northeast first thing with freshening winds again today. Go this morning if you can.



Hi guys, yes its another windy day in Raglan. We have an easterly wind, of around 12knots that will get stronger and tend more easterly today. You can find a place to paddle, but it needs to be on the high tide. Which is at 8.20 this morning. We will be able to paddle on […]

A better day


Much better day for paddling today. High tide in 20 mins at 1045 this morning. Lightish north to northeast swinging more northerly then northwest. So now is best. See you on the water.

Not a day to paddle


Morning, its not cold but it isnt that pleasant for paddling. Today Saturday,  the sun rose in Raglan at 6:15 am to a murky wet day. The  sunset will be at 6:13 pm.  The high tide will be at 10:15 this morning. Then dropping to a low at around a quarter to four. Forecast is wind and rain and […]



Glorious morning this morning with the sun shining and a blue sky. Had a great paddle yesterday down to the Kopua Domain and back. The only slight problem today is a dropping tide and low will be at 10.40am and wont be back in until 5.20pm. So we should be able to get on the […]

Weekend High Tides


Hi below are the weekend high tides for September and October. September Sat 10th Ht 4.20pm    Sun 11th Ht 5.20 Sat 17th Ht 10.30am    Sun 18th 11.20am Sat 24th  Ht 4.30pm    Sun 25th 6.20    (daylight savings starts) October Sat 1st      Ht 11.20am         Sun 2nd   […]

Another season begins


Hey every one how was your winter ? We have been real busy over winter getting ready for another big spring and summer n the beautiful Whaiangaroa Harbour.  So what have we been up to. We have been busy at the International Surfing Association, paddle board instructor school and have obtained the highest qualifications available […]

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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.

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 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.


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.

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.
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 
thanks again"




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