Paddleboarding experiences

Stand up paddle experiences

Aotearoa Surf proudly presents unforgettable stand up paddle experiences in and around Te Arai and Mangawhai.

Stand up paddle parties

If you are looking for an amazing time for your next group party, function or outing, look no further!

A paddle party is guaranteed to be an experience for everyone to remember.

Hens and stag parties, company or club functions, team building, birthdays, end of year celebrations… a paddle party is something different for all ages to enjoy.

We tailor each paddle party to suit your group. Learn how to stand up paddle, explore the harbour, view wildlife, games and races, prizes, even get that special person a drink ‘over the side and in the water’.

Aotearoa Surf can tailor everything for your party, transport, meals, drinks and even live music.

Get in touch with us to discuss your plans and we will work in the best paddle experience to suit

Suitable for all adults and children 7 years+.

Price: $49.00 / person for  2hrs (approx)

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SUP wildlife & eco tour

The Mangawhai and Te Arai coast offers a diverse ecosystem hosting a large and impressive array of flora and fauna. We take you on an expedition in and around the Mangawhai harbour or coastal headlands.

You will get a chance to encounter the sea life and spectacular birds, including possibly the most endangered bird in NZ; the Fairy Tern (‘Tara Iti’).  Only 40-50 of these spectatcular birds remain in the wild.

Previously on our wildlife & eco tours we have encountered stingray, rare jellyfish, seals, dolphins and even Orcas.

All this whilst learning all about the rich history of Mangawhai and the tails of old from one of our guides!

2 hour round trip from several different locations in the Mangawhai Estuary and harbour depending on wind and tides. When you book with us 10% of your booking is donated to wildlife protection trusts in our local area!

Find out when our next wildlife & eco tours are scheduled and book in quick! Or, contact us to arrange an eco tour for you. For safety reasons we can only accommodate 5 paddle boarders to 1 guide.

Suitable for all adults and children 9 years+

What to bring: Beach wear, towel, water, waterproof sunscreen.
Price: $90.00 (10% of all bookings are donated directly to wildlife protection trusts in our local area)

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Eco tours with Aotearoa Surf
Paddle at the pub - Mangawhai - Aotearoa Surf
Paddle at the pub - Mangawhai

Paddle @ The Pub (Mangawhai Paddleboarders Club)

A weekly paddleboarding get-together in and around the Mangawhai estuary, meeting at the Mangawhai Tavern or the Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club, every Thursday @ 5.30pm! (location changes based on tides)

Everybody Welcome!!!
How it works.

Every week on a Thursday alternating high tides at either the Mangawhai Tavern or the Mangawhai Heads Boat Ramp at Alamar Cresent.

Everyone meets before 5.30pm and launch and are ready to go by 5.30pm.

Anyone can attend with or without a paddleboard.

Aotearoa Surf want everyone to give paddleboarding a go!
If you want to come along and try paddleboarding, we will supply you a paddleboard, paddle and life jacket for FREE for your first 2 times. We know you’ll get the bug, so thereafter you can hire a board from us for only $20.

Alternatively at that stage if you would like to get a paddleboard of your own you can talk to us, we will ensure that you get the right board for you and/or your family and get what you want out of a board.



Cost: $0 (if you bring your own equipment or are using Aotearoa Surfs equipment for the first 2 times)
$20 (to hire equipment from Aotearoa Surf after your first 2x hires)

You don’t need to book if you are bringing your own equipment, just come along and enjoy the fun!

Otherwise, reserve a paddleboard today! 

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