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Want to Paddle over summer?

Posted: 15th December 2015   |   4 comments

SUP yoga, Corefour Fitness, Paddle Mama's and more! If you are in the Mount over summer come and hang out with us! Loads happening to keep you paddlign while on holiday.  Head over to facebook and like our page to stay up to date with whats happening. Classes are for... READ MORE »

New Faces Giving Stand Up Paddleboarding a Go!

Posted: 9th December 2015   |   4 comments

A great big thank you to all who came out to give stand up paddling a go at our 'Have a Go Day' at the end of November.  Our instructors and trainee instructors had a ball! Also thanks to Sport Bay of Plenty for another great opportunity to bring the... READ MORE »

Sport BOP Have A Go Day

Posted: 16th October 2015   |   3 comments

Save the date!!!! READ MORE »

Leave it on the Beach - What's your outlet?

Posted: 24th September 2015   |   3 comments

How important it is for us to be able to leave behind the mundane, frustrating, stressful, ordinary things in life and to paddle... If I didn't I'm not sure what sort of person I'd be trying to deal with these things without this outlet. Case in point Sunday morning.  A busy work... READ MORE »

Do it right, standing up - Getting started

Posted: 27th August 2015   |   3 comments

Kia ora new SUP paddlers! Keen to get on the water this summer and give SUP a go? I know it sounds cheesy but to be honest if you want the best start in your paddling then we highly reccomend you get a lesson with an EXPERIENCED and qualified SUP coach... READ MORE »

Discover the secret that has waka paddlers nationwide really loving winter training!

Posted: 20th August 2015   |   4 comments

Winter, the only light is the reflection of the Port lights (depending on where you paddle) or the little LED light attached to the kiato and the headlamps of fellow paddlers. 'Feel' becomes even more important in the waka. It starts at the ankles, a coolness brushes over them, then the toes, heels, throbbing, Fingers... READ MORE »

Why can't I keep my board paddling in a straight line? Race or Flatwater boards

Posted: 18th August 2015   |   1 comments

So you have got the paddle bug and keen on some races. At present your training may only consist of a few paddles here and there on the river, lake, harbour or ocean, wherever.  You're not falliing off your board anymore but you can't seem to keep the blimmin thing... READ MORE »

Paddle talk with Dave Chun Kialoa Paddle Designer

Posted: 11th August 2015   |   2 comments

There are so many paddles out there on the market and everyone's claims to be the best.  The thing is you really don't know unless you try them all. Usually once you try one you stick with it and don't know any better. If you are in the market for... READ MORE »

What Every new paddler wants to know...

Posted: 6th August 2015   |   2 comments

Ok so you have been along to your first open day or club night at the local waka ama club and now you are keen to get into paddling. The most common question we get asked by new paddlers is "What kind of paddle do I need to get started"? It's... READ MORE »

King and Queen of Mauao Paddle Event

Posted: 24th December 2014   |   1 comments

Nau mai haere mai ki Tauranga Moana! come laong to the Mount Festival and learn a bit about the history of Tauranga Moana.  There are two race options for Ski, Waka and SUP over the weekend of the 9th-11th January. The event is about promoting helathier lifestyles and showing off the great... READ MORE »

SUP Surf Comp Gissy

Posted: 24th December 2014   |   1 comments

Get your entries in now for the annual Makorori firstlight Comp in Gisborne.  We are proud to be able to support this event again next year and tag team with a SUP Surf Comp... READ MORE »

Stand Up Paddleboard Surfing Champs

Posted: 12th December 2014   |   1 comments

We are proud to annouce that ECPsurf and Ngatiporou SLS will be hosting this awesome event Saturday 24th January 2015.  Register your interest by emailing ngatiporousls@gmail.com Last year's SUP Surf champs during the Makorori firstlight Annual Event was such a success we are running it again.  READ MORE »

Blast The Bay 2014/15

Posted: 3rd November 2014   |   2 comments

It's that time of year again.  Blast the Bay is on this Friday. All boards, levels are welcome.  It's whatever oyu make of it.  Use it to meet other BOP paddlers, train, and most of all have fun!  Check it out! READ MORE »

Have A Go at SUP McLarens Falls - Virtually on Track

Posted: 3rd November 2014   |   1 comments

East Coast Paddler are stoked to be a part of this awesome initiative promoting all the beautiful spots the Bay has to offer.  Come down to McLaren Falls park this Sunday and have a go at stand up paddling, kayaking, mountain biking, Frisbee golf and orienteering. For more info go... READ MORE »

Be Part of something Bigger! ECP Paddle Club

Posted: 10th October 2014   |   2 comments

Join the ECP Paddle Club today! A part of our vision here at ECP is to inspire a friendly, and supportive paddle movement with a focus on healthier communities. So we teamed up with other like minded local businesses to bring to you opportunities to learn, paddle, eat, and be active.  Your... READ MORE »

Healthy eating just got easier! The Real Foodie Pre Prepared Meals

Posted: 3rd October 2014   |   1 comments

It was a fresh spring morning at the Mount.  I was sitting at a local cafe on the strand waiting for my next appointment.  I had no idea what this person looked like or anything, just that her name was Casey.  I sat out the front, right by the door... READ MORE »

Six Simple Steps to Improve Training Success By Tupuria King

Posted: 3rd October 2014   |   0 comments

There are a range of attributes that I think are useful in developing success of my sport of paddling: 1. Choose and maintain a positive attitude: Having a positive attitude from the time you wake up is important because if you’re not feeling good in training or race day then it’s... READ MORE »

Welcome in Spring with a Have A Go at Waka Ama with TMOCC

Posted: 3rd October 2014   |   0 comments

Welcome Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club.  TMOCC is one of two active clubs in the Tauranga area.  Established on the Wairoa River in 1984 and now based since 1987 at Cross Rd Sulphur Point where we have our canoe storage shed and club rooms. To welcome in the spring come and... READ MORE »

Have A Go Day October

Posted: 1st October 2014   |   0 comments

It's that time of year again! Have A Go at Stand up Paddling!   READ MORE »

Winner of the NZ Paddle Team Trucker Cap

Posted: 1st September 2014   |   2 comments

Kia ora and thank you to everyone who commented on our facebook post to score the NZ Paddle Team Cap. we chose a person at random and that turned out to be Jason Whitley.  Congratulations Jason!  One of the team will be in contact to arrange delivery for you.  READ MORE »

What is stand up paddle boarding?

Posted: 12th August 2014   |   2 comments

SUP is an acronym for stand up paddle or paddleboarding.  It is the fastest growing watersport in the world. The roots of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) can be traced back to the early days of the Polynesian voyagers.  It was in Hawaii that the modern movement of SUP emerged.  In... READ MORE »

Cambridge to Hamilton Race

Posted: 31st July 2014   |   1 comments

The paddle race is open to all types and classes of boats, from Stand up Paddleboards to Wakas. Competitors start at the riverside reserve in Cambridge and work there way 23km down stream to the finish line at the Waikato Sports Fishing Club/ Hamilton city Hawks Club rooms. For those wanting to... READ MORE »

2014 Koroneihana Hoe W1 W2 SUP

Posted: 31st July 2014   |   3 comments

What: Koroneihana Hoe Where: Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia When: Sunday 17th August 2014 Junior 7km OC1, OC2 and SUP 14km. READ MORE »

Mount Surf Ski Club Race

Posted: 15th July 2014   |   0 comments

Race this Sunday, meeting at Shark Alley at this stage. Registration at 930 and kick off 10am sharp, ( Rich Baty) $5 to enter Course decided on the day but around 8 to 10km, open to all ,surfski, SUP's and wakas See you there !!! Check out the facebook page for more info...  READ MORE »

Safe Paddling in Winter

Posted: 9th July 2014   |   0 comments

The biggest thing that puts people off paddling in the winter is the assumption that it is cold.  Winter yields some of the most breathtaking conditions for paddling with calm, clear waters. It is important to remember that Waka Ama or SUP is quite physical so you warm up quickly, especially... READ MORE »

SUPer Surf Daze Success

Posted: 17th June 2014   |   1 comments

Kia ora Everyone! ECP Surf Daze number 1 was held at Owhare beach at Mt Maunganui and was a great fun day out with some nice waves and great weather enjoyed by all who came thru. The surf was 1-2ft clean with sun and light offshore breezes - Ideal! If you didn't... READ MORE »

East Coast Paddler Presents Surf Daze Winter Series

Posted: 27th May 2014   |   2 comments

Nau mai haere mai! Are you new to SUP surf and want to improve your skills? Or if you been doing it awhile already, come along to our Surf Daze Series and learn a few tricks from others or even better, share what you got. winter is the perfect time for... READ MORE »

Biggest New Zealand Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Team Yet Kick Off Campaign

Posted: 6th May 2014   |   2 comments

Photo by: Rommel Gonzales The 2014 International Surfing Association World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship got underway today with half of the six representatives in the East Coast Paddlers New Zealand Team hitting the water in the men’s and women’s surfing divisions. Regan Fairlie (Tologa Bay), Bruce Climo (Fiji based) and... READ MORE »

ECPSURF Annual Garage Sale

Posted: 15th April 2014   |   0 comments

It's that time of year again! We are gearing up for our annual garage sale.  We want to shift everything so we can make room for our new order due to arrive soon. Grab yourself a bargain, stand up paddleboards, paddles, waka ama paddles and gear, clothing and more. READ MORE »

Kids Corefour Term 2

Posted: 15th April 2014   |   1 comments

Kia ora! In Term 2 we are starting a corefour programme for kids. Kids get to build their fitness and improve their paddling in a fun and safe environment.  Spaces are limited so book now.  Cost is $15 per week and the programme runs for ten weeks.  Contact Rak's now on... READ MORE »

thermatech 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival

Posted: 31st March 2014   |   0 comments

It's nearly that time of year again.  This has got to be one of the most fun, family friendly and competitve events ever! There is a 9km paddle for all disciplines, SUP, Waka or Ski, Kayak.   Or you can complete the 25km Grassroots Multisport with a run and bike after... READ MORE »

The Zen of Stand Up Paddling

Posted: 20th March 2014   |   0 comments

Back in 2011 and getting a little bit stale from the constant demands of triathlon training after 20 years I decide it’s time to give something new a go.  The latest triathlon mag has an article on the core strength benefits of this new sport stand up paddling boarding or... READ MORE »

Cyclone Lusi Civil Defence warning

Posted: 12th March 2014   |   0 comments

 Media release                                         12 March 2014 Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to New Zealand The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising people to prepare for possible severe weather this weekend. The Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, John Hamilton, said the Ministry and the MetService are working together, monitoring Tropical Cyclone... READ MORE »

Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing classic

Posted: 3rd March 2014   |   0 comments

This weekend will see the annual Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing classic kick off in Gisborne.  This year East coast Paddler are proud to support and will be running a Stand Up Paddle surf Competition alongside this awesome event.  Registrations are still open. spot prizes, culture, surf, fun and whanau!!!!... READ MORE »

NHL Paddlez Up Gizzy

Posted: 3rd March 2014   |   0 comments

NZHL (New Zealand Home Loans) Paddlez Up Gizzy Race Battle of the Paddles race coming to Gisborne at the end of March. So grab your paddle and head down/up for a weekend of fun racing and catch up with friends. Event open to Stand up paddle, waka ama (W6/W2/W1), paddle boards and... READ MORE »

SUP Surf Workshop February 2014

Posted: 11th February 2014   |   0 comments

Surfing gone a bit stale?  Or need to learn a few more things?  Then register for this SUP Surf workshop guaranteed to help you progress further.  Our experienced surf instructors will help you get to that next level and start living the dream again... READ MORE »

Lee Galvin Shares Her Story on How She Got Into Waka Ama

Posted: 8th February 2014   |   1 comments

Hiria from East Coast Paddler (which i must add is the only place in my opinion to get waka gear) asked me to share my story about how I got into paddling waka ama.  It was something I had to really think about as being a born and bred Londoner... READ MORE »

Makorori Firstlight Longboard Surfing Classic 2014

Posted: 5th February 2014   |   7 comments

Kia ora koutou! We are proud to annouce that we will be supporting the Annual Firstlight Longboard Classic 2014 in Gisborne.  This year we have been given the opportunity to run a SUP Surf Competition alongside this well known Longboard Comp.  Our aim is to share the stoke of paddling and... READ MORE »

New ECP Ambassador!

Posted: 24th January 2014   |   1 comments

We are stoked to announce that Maika (Mike) Nuku has joined the East Coast Paddler whanau as an ambassador.  Maika was chosen not only for his paddling achievements in outrigger, stand up paddling and white water rafting but becasue of his committement to promoting paddling and the fact that he... READ MORE »

Tuhua Island Expedition

Posted: 24th January 2014   |   0 comments

Saturday 25th January two waka ama crews will be taking off on an expedition to Tuhua (Mayor) Island.  The crews are mixed changeover made up of the ECP Spartans (Hoe Aroha Open Men), Six Pack (Hoe Aroha Opne Women) and 6 paddlers from Horouta, Mareikura and Ruamata clubs from Gisborne... READ MORE »

ECP Stall at Takapuna Beach Cup 2014

Posted: 24th January 2014   |   0 comments

We have been given the opportunity to have a stall at the 2014 Takapuna Beach Cup.  Take the opportunity to get your orders in now and we can bring your gear to Takapuna. Need a dry bag for your boat gear? Or some neoprene paddling shorts for extra cushioning on long... READ MORE »

East Coast Paddler Thanks Waka Ama National's and Paddlers

Posted: 24th January 2014   |   0 comments

On behalf of the ecp crew I would like to take this opportunity to thank Waka Ama NZ and it's volunteers, all paddlers and spectators and whanau who make this event so successful. This is our third year at Waka Ama Nationals and it just gets better and better.  The week-long... READ MORE »

Have a Go at SUP & Outrigger - with East Coast Paddler

Posted: 4th November 2013   |   0 comments

Nau mai, haere mai! You are invited to join us on sunday 10th November at Waikorire - Pilot Bay for our annual Have A Go Day.  Come and try stand up paddle boarding or outrigger.  $2 donation with all proceeds going toward our ECP Spartan's and Six Pack Waka Crews to... READ MORE »

Blast The Bay 2013-14

Posted: 21st October 2013   |   0 comments

This is a fun event that is just about paddling hanging with friends and family and having fun.  Contact SUP Club for more info. READ MORE »

Have A Go at Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Gissy

Posted: 21st October 2013   |   1 comments

We would love you and your whanau to join us at the Gisborne Marina this Saturday 26th of October. Contact Pete for more info. READ MORE »

SUP Instructor Course Level One

Posted: 15th October 2013   |   7 comments

Overview Surfing New Zealand delivers the International Surfing Association (ISA) Stand Up Paddleboarding Level One Instructors Course. This course applies to the instruction of flat water paddling and beginners. The courses are delivered by three facilitators based in Auckland, Mount Maunganui and Christchurch.  Hiria and Seaton Rolleston are the Mount Maunganui facillitators. The Course The... READ MORE »

ECPSurf Summer Calendar

Posted: 27th September 2013   |   0 comments

Bookings are essential for local paddles. Register and you will be notified by text the night before session of venue and any updated information. Contact us now for more information. READ MORE »

You are invited to our Garage Sale!

Posted: 27th September 2013   |   0 comments


Get Your Fix at ECP

Posted: 25th September 2013   |   2 comments

We pride ourselves on giving new and experienced paddlers the best advice and equipment that meets their needs. But what happens if down the track you need to get a ding repair, deck pad fit, paddle re shafted?  Easy, drop your gear to us and we will complete a top... READ MORE »

East Coast Paddler Gisborne Launch

Posted: 25th September 2013   |   1 comments

Just in time for summer ECP is stoked to announce we have a presence in Gisborne providing the best waka ama and Stand up paddle (SUP) products, services and advice.  If you are looking at equipment, lessons, hire or someone who knows paddling then talk to Peter Boyd- ECP Gisborne.... READ MORE »

ECP Stall at Rotohoe

Posted: 14th August 2013   |   2 comments

Kia ora koutou, It's that time again, the next Rotohoe is on this weekend 17th August at Lake Rotoiti.  We will have a stall there with some of our 2P Adrenalin Thermal wear, Xcel paddle gear and booties.  Come and check them out.  No more freezing on the water!  READ MORE »

Blast the Bay - Surf Expression Session Ohope

Posted: 5th August 2013   |   4 comments

The next Blast the Bay Series Race is taking us on a bit of a social tiki tour.  Keen for a change of scenery? Come on down to Ohope with us and meet the local crew there. Bring what ever board you have for a fun session on the water.... READ MORE »

SUP Instructors Course - August 24-25

Posted: 1st August 2013   |   0 comments

Cost is $500 Includes manuals, and morning tea and lunch. Minimum 10 people needed. Time: 8.30am-5pm both days Venue: Breakers Café, Maunganui Road,  Mount Maunganui Bookings made via SurfNZ HERE >>  READ MORE »

Monthly Member Give Back - July

Posted: 26th July 2013   |   2 comments

To show you just how much we appreciate your custom and feedback we are now doing a monthly giveaway to our members.  All you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter, easy as! So if you are not on our mailing list here is an incentive for you to... READ MORE »


Posted: 26th July 2013   |   0 comments

There have been great conditions so far this winter with solid regular swell coming off lows in the Pacific.  It's an ideal time to build up SUP surfing skills in a range of surf sizes depending on your level.  The conditions are great wave riding conditions for canoes too so... READ MORE »

SUP Club Fun Paddle Race

Posted: 26th July 2013   |   2 comments

The first of the winter series paddle races was held on the 30th June 2013 at Owhare Beach, Shark Alley Tauranga.  A 4km L shaped course, calm glassy water and a 1.5ft wave at the beach made for an exciting, challenging and fun competition.  With paddlers from Wellington and Auckland... READ MORE »

Winter Series 2013

Posted: 24th June 2013   |   0 comments

Brought to you by The Sup Club. So this is how it will work. We have identified a number of potential race courses - in and around Tauranga and the Mount. They are a mixture of flat water paddles, ocean paddles and possibly the odd downwinder thrown in! We aim to... READ MORE »

Website Update

Posted: 23rd June 2013   |   0 comments

Thank you for visiting our site! We are still in the process of loading products so if it is not listed on the site please contact us and ask if we have it as we usually do. Also, we would really appreciate any feedback you have on our site.  If you... READ MORE »

Rabbit Run

Posted: 6th June 2013   |   0 comments

Kia ora all! Get your boards, paddles and thermals out for a fun, relaxed paddle this weekend - Rabbit Run.  If the surf is up it will be good practice getting in and out of the surf, or if it iis flat we will Paddle The Alley, Owhare, Rabbit.  This... READ MORE »

Paddling to New Beginnings

Posted: 4th June 2013   |   0 comments

Kia ora all! Just in case you missed the news, here it is again.  We have moved! This great little article tells our story. Have a read and we look forward to being with you out on the water! Mauriora..... The ecpsurf Crew whanau. READ MORE »

Our new website is under construction :)

Posted: 2nd May 2013   |   4 comments

We are populating our new website with cool products and great services, delivered by a team of passionate individuals. At Eastcoast Paddler we have a passion for the ocean, our local history and area that is Tauranga Moana. We hope to share this with people through Stand Up Paddling. ECP is... READ MORE »