Summer is here and the holidays are coming! This means bucket-loads of time hanging out, in and around our fresh and salt water hot spots all around the Motu. Waterways are busy, much like the State Highway traffic at this time of the year! It's time to get on the water to have FUN - but be SAFE.
Paddlers (and any water users) in our opinion, should always be prepared for the worst case scenario, just incase it does happen! And one of the key pieces of safety equipment you need when paddling is a buoyancy aid.
Leashes! We go on about them a bit but that's only cause they're SO important. Such a crucial piece of your safety kit, possibly even THE most crucial.
Having a leash is essential, but also the right type of leash for the job is just as important. Use the wrong leash and it could end up being detrimental to your safety.
The type of leash you use will depend highly on the environment that you will be paddling in and what kind of paddling you're up too.
Paddle boarding is an all inclusive sport, anyone can do it. It can be challenging, fun, funny, exciting and relaxing, all in one paddle too!
We love seeing more people getting into paddle boarding and think it's bloody terrific seeing all sorts experiencing the Moana.
Once you've bought yourself a board, it's relatively easy to get out there and start exploring your local waters, with little or no experience. Here's where this pearl of wisdom below comes in.
We can all feel the seasons changing and for many of us our boards have been hibernating over winter, but now it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get them out!
Once you find your gear, whether it’s been in the corner of the garage, the boat shed, or in storage, it’s really important to give it a check before heading out onto the water.Here's a few things you should take a look at...
Normally THE most asked question when someone starts looking at buying a paddle board, should I get a hard board or an inflatable? …and it’s not always as simple as it seems so we’ve made a list of the key reasons you should go for one or the other.
Choose the right day and a Winter paddle can be next level– it is stunning, but it isn't for the faint-hearted... or the unprepared, a lot of times paddlers don't realise the dangers of cold water.
Here are a few handy tips to get you out paddling safely over the colder months.
In case you were looking for another reason, well 5 other reasons, to get out there and explore the great Moana on a paddleboard…
Okay, listen up team. This safety briefing is an important one, and unlike the safety tips on an aeroplane (put your hands on your head and lean forward while you’re rapidly descending towards the earth?), these ones will actually save your life.