Purchasing SUP Gear
If you're in the market for SUP gear, we can help. We stock all the main brands and have a vast knowledge and experience of the sport and all the products out there. So we can advise you every step of the way - we want you to have the best gear for your requirements, so you get maximum enjoyment from it!.
Need a board? Whether it's a state-of-the-art race or surf board, or a general purpose family all-rounder, new or used, we can supply whatever you need....
Need a paddle? From basic beginner paddles to state-of-the-art carbon race blades, we can help...
Need a PFD, a wetsuit, a leash, a spare fin? We have a wide range of SUP accessories on hand...
And for those bigger expenditures, we can usually arrange a demo session so you can try before you buy.
And best of all - we offer a 'locals discount' to all Bay of Islands residents!
Don't waste your time trawling through endless websites and trademe listings trying to work out what will be best for you - contact us with your requirements, and we can guide you towards what you should be looking at, with prices that (if you're a Bay of Islands resident), you simply won't get anywhere else!
Whether it's a state-of-the-art race or surf board, or a general purpose family all-rounder, we can supply whatever you need. And we can advise you every step of the way - we want you to have the best board for your requirements, so you get maximum enjoyment from it!
We are stockists for Red Paddle Co, the world's leading brand of inflatable paddleboards. (These are the boards we use in all our school fleets, as well). They're simply amazing - vastly superior to all the other inflatable brands out there, in performance, longevity, durability, quality of fittings, etc etc. Come and try one, and you'll see what we mean!
We also have accounts with pretty much all the other leading paddleboard brands. You're always best off buying from a reputable well-established brand, & we only deal with genuine manufacturers who have been around a long time, are serious about the sport and offer good after-sales service. If you're already into watersports you'll recognise many of these brand names - they're the real deal!
Yes, they might cost a bit more but you get what you pay for with paddleboards - and we offer a discount to all Bay of Islands residents so you can afford to aim for higher quality anyway.
Board Buying FAQ
A general purpose all-rounder paddleboard package (ie including paddle and legrope etc), will cost about $1500 new. Yes, you can find cheaper gear elsewhere, but you get what you pay for in paddleboarding. It's a very false economy to go cheap - the performance, durability, longevity and resale value will be much reduced, and you'll get minimal warranty, and probably zero after-sales service.
However, if that's beyond your budget we then check out our range of clearance, ex fleet and ex warranty boards, for sale at great prices. Just as with buying cars, boats, etc, you're actually much better off getting a used high-quality board than a new low-quality cheapo.
No, we have accounts with nearly all the big brand names and can supply whatever you need. However, the reason we focus primarily on inflatables is because for the majority of users, particularly when it comes to general purpose, family all-round use, then you simply can't beat a high quality inflatable! Super easy to store and transport, much more durable and astonishingly high performance too... what's not to like!? It's for this reason that globally, the large majority of paddleboards sold now are inflatables. In some countries it's as high as 90% of the market.
Whether it's a basic beginner paddle or a state-of-the-art carbon race blade, we can supply whatever you need. And we can advise you every step of the way - we want you to have the best board for your requirements, so you get maximum enjoyment from it!
We are stockists for Accent Paddles, New Zealand's best-selling paddle brand. For high quality general purpose paddles they're simply the best available.
Leashes - 6', 8', 10' regular leashes, adjustable race leashes
It is a legal requirement to wear a PFD when you are on SUP. We stock the best ones available - the MTI Fluids...
SUP Wheels are the perfect solution for transporting your (solid) paddleboard any distance. Can tow behind a bike too!
The superb Suwaka range of SUP Wetsuits, just $129!
Got an inflatable board and want to upgrade your pump? The Titan inflates a board (or anything else) significantly quicker and easier than any other pump available. Read the review of it here on SUPRACER.COM.
And much more. If you need something for your SUP, we probably have it. Contact us with your requirements now!
Try Before You Buy!
The best way to be sure that something is right for you is to try before you buy. We have a large fleet of boards and paddles and are very happy to organise a demo session for you. Contact us to get things moving!