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Friday not good


It is not a good day to go paddling today. The weather is improving, snuck a couple of paddles in this week. We have rain and sun mixed together this morning. High tide is at 11.15 this morning. Forecast for the weekend isnt looking the best either. Which is a bit of a bummer as […]

Much better day


It is looking much better this morning with a light southwest wind forecast to swing more to the south as the day goes on. High tide is this morning at 10.45 this morning. Just waiting for the tide to fill in a little more and we will be out there.  

Friday already


Friday already, dont the weeks just fly by. High tide is this morning at 9.35 am. Light winds now but fresher southwest winds this afternoon. Windy tomorrow, but looking better with lighter winds on Sunday. We wont be around on Saturday, but on Sunday we are in full swing at The Shed . The high tide is […]

Another day off


Off work that is and another day to go paddling. A very light northerly first thing that will probably freshen as the day goes on as they say. The tide is dropping heading to the only  low tide today at 11.35am. High is late this afternoon at 6.20pm. Early evening really, all good though just […]

Looking good


Another great day for the long weekend. High tide this afternoon at 5.00pm. A freshening southwesterly this morning that is forecast to ease and become light this afternoon. Keep those fingers crossed, it was great day yesterday . We enjoyed a rather pleasant paddle down to Lorenzen Bay with Tony, Sue and Zowie. We are […]



Beautiful day in raglan this morning, we are just starting to see the forecast south to southwest breeze developing. High tide this afternoon just before 4.00pm.  

Sunny and windy


Sunny and windy pretty much describes the last couple of days. It is spring and that is what we expect isn’t it ? Great it isn’t raining though, was getting very sick of that weather. So a long weekend coming up and the forecast is the standard longer range forecast from the met office saying […]

Good Morning


It is a good morning as well. What a change to yesterday. High tide is at 8.25 this morning. High again at 9.00 this evening. Nice a calm first thing with a glassey harbour stretching out in front of The Shed. But we are expecting the southwest wind to freshen this morning . So if you […]

St Peters College is here


Wow you just wouldn’t believe how many times we had to cancel the paddle board lesson for the students at St Peters. Amazingly we all got together this morning at Kopua Domain . It was a  grey morning turning in to a rainy start as I was setting the gear out at 7.30. Just a light breeze […]

Not Today


Its another wild day today, not good for addling that is for sure. High tide this afternoon is at 1.40pm. Again a down wind is on the cards this afternoon. For the expienced only I must add.

Windier now


The wind really has kicked in this afternoon with a solid 15-20 knots of southwest wind. Just waiting for the tide to drop a bit more and then its down wind time.

Too windy today


Morning, unfortunately it is too windy today to go paddling. The sun is out but for how long with the squalls queuing up to come in off the Tasman Sea. Stronger winds this afternoon, with the possibility of a down wind paddle for more advanced paddlers. High tide is 1.20 this afternoon.

We managed to get out


The wind filled in earlier than expected and had touch too much west in it for The Sheds backyard, so headed to Kopua Domain. High tide and a shining sun, kicked the start of the season off nicely. Below are a couple of pics of todays lesson, enjoying their school holidays. Lucky for me I had my […]

The sun is coming out


Cant believe it after the start to the morning, the sun is trying desperately to come out. The tide is high this morning 11.45 am. No wind at the moment so get out there as soon as you can. Freshening northwest winds this afternoon.

The weekend (finally)


Yes its another grey day with high tide this morning at 11.10am. The forecast is for showers today. So as you can see not a lot of change from yesterday. Below is the beach with a little wave. Again today it is looking like freshening northeast wind stronger in the afternoon.

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.

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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.

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.


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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