Beach Hire

The calm waters, easy beach access and great scenery make our base at Tahunanui Beach the perfect place to have a go at stand up paddle boarding.

Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned professional, you will love your time out in the “Haven”.  Arrow Rock (Fifeshire Rock), Haulashore Island, the Boulder Back are all a short paddle from the sand.  Plentiful sea birds and marine life such as southern fur seals, eagle and sting rays are common, so there’s always something to keep you coming back for more!  Included in the price of the rental is one of our awesome boards, an adjustable paddle, flotation device, leg rope and short instructional session covering -

  • Introduction to boards and equipment
  • Conditions and environment
  • Stance and positioning
  • Paddle technique
  • Safety

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Paddle Board Hire

Awesome boards for awesome people, right on the sand

One-hour hire

Using the New Zealand designed Wananga SUP, you can explore the beautiful Nelson Haven right from the beach at Tahunanui.  Following a brief instruction on the conditions and technique, you are free to enjoy a cruisey coastal paddle on the hunt for rays, birds, seals and more. Bring your friends, family or enjoy the serenity and calm blue seas on your own, you decide, either way its awesome!!  

Floatation device, leash and paddle provided.  Suitable for all ages and abilities

$25 per board 

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Maitai River Paddle

Awesome little paddle up through the centre of Nelson

One-Hour Hire

Sheltered, very scenic and suitable for all abilities and ages, even the dog.  Departing from Paru Paru Rd, behind the Trafalgar centre, paddle under bridges to the River Kitchen for a coffee or just enjoy the alternative view of our beautiful city.  The Maitai is the ideal kids SUP party destination.  The trip is tidal, but very slow flowing, so times are set to work with the big spring tides!  Great location for the BIG TAHUNA Giant SUP.  

Instruction, floatation device, leash and paddle provided

$25 per board

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Giant paddle board, great for parties and family fun!!

The BIG Tahuna is a great option for small groups, families schools or businesses that want a real hoot on the water.  Heaps of fun for all ages.  Prices start from $80 per hour for up to 10 kids (intermediate/junior) or six to eight high school or adults.

Check out Booking dates on the Maitai River Paddle for another awesome location for the BIG TAHUNA Party!!

Call direct on 0272850772 to book.

Groups or Corporate Events

We are super stoked to have partnered up with the team from Viva La Vaca again this year.  Recently voted"best Street Food" in the region, Viva la Vaca provide authentic Argentinian BBQ options from there mobile BBQ cart.  So we can have some fun on the water and feed you, just about anywhere.  Call direct on 0272850772 for more detail or to book your Christmas or Business function.

Schools and Community Groups

Looking for a fun and easy to do option for a school camp or community group?  Moana have a great selection of option from 1 hour to full day, at the beach in Tahunanui, or take a trailer load of boards away to your school camp site to use at your leisure.  Full Risk Analysis options for several local sights are available, conditions apply so call Toby on 0272850772 to talk options.