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Pick Up A Paddle

Want to get on the water?
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Why Paddling is Awesome

From fitness to your weekly dose of nature and mastering a new skill, there's something for everyone.

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Kayak Types You Can Paddle

Learn about the wide variety of paddle crafts from ocean surf skis to sprint boats, multisport and more.


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How To Learn & Give it A Go

Find clubs and courses near you that can help you to learn to paddle with equipment provided!

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Why Should I Pick UP A Paddle?

Paddling is great for so many reasons. With loads of different kayak types and ways to get out on the water there’s something for everyone from kids to adults.

Whether you’re a complete beginner to someone wanting to go from a sit-on-top to a surf ski or sprint boat keep reading.

Through our #PickUpAPaddle campaign we want to help more Kiwi's to get on the water who might not know how to get started or have access to equipment.

Why Paddle

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"Paddling is my happy place"

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Types Of Kayaks to Learn TO Paddle IN



Flat Water (Sprint Kayaks)

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Ocean SurfSKI & SpecSki

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River - Multisport Kayaks

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Kayak Types


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WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED? Lots of kayking clubs have boats you can hire or the use of boats is included in the cost of many Try Learn Explore courses. Trying club boats is a great way to see what type of craft suits your paddling and get the expert help to get you started. For safety equipment clubs will also have life jackets you can use.

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