SUP Lesson at Mangawhai Harbour

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Spanish
  • Duration
    1 hr
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Learn to SUP on one of Auckland’s most beautiful bays on this SUP lesson in Mangawhai!

Fun, inflatable and packed with potential, head down to Mangawhai’s protected harbour for this beginner’s SUP lesson. Designed to get you up and going straight away, you’ll learn the fundamentals: safety, posture and technique and enjoy a 1-hour paddleboarding experience along the wild Wellsford coast.

This activity is run and organised from Mangawhai Harbour. Only 80-minutes from central Auckland, Mangawhai Heads and the village of Mangawhai are linked by a picturesque causeway surrounded by native wetlands and bush.

Meet your instructor at the activity base in Mangawhai Harbour for this one-hour SUP Lesson. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this beginner’s lesson covers everything you’ll need to know about stand up paddle boarding – ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to start SUPing on your own.  Starting off with a short ocean safety briefing, this intro lesson is designed to get you up and going straight away – mastering balance, paddling strokes, posture and technique, and taking you from kneeling to standing position. More than just a lesson, you’ll also get to explore the unique harbour – heading to the protected sand dunes that are home to unique flora & fauna that includes New Zealand's iconic Christmas Tree. Renowned for its safe, shallow water, your instructor will encourage you to test your balance – playing games and trying a few tricks that might see you take an unexpected a swim!

SUP lessons run throughout the year from the flat water of the Mangawhai Harbour. Larger group paddleboard parties and events can be scheduled at the Mangawhai Tavern at the end of Moir Point Rd.

minimum 7 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made

- Board Handling
- SUP Stance
- Ocean Safety

Special terms

Please note this activity operates with a two-person minimum per lesson. 

  • Instructor & Rental
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Suncream/Water
Meeting point
38 North Avenue, Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand Get directions
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