Paddle For Hope Open Day French Bay

French Bay

Sun 14 October 2018

High Tide is 2:25pm

Bring your friends and family along to Otitori (French) Bay for a chance to try stand up paddling, SUP Yoga, or a PaddleFit Complete Beach and Water Workout with SUPWell Coaches Victoria Stuart and Helen Blair. PaddleOn Cancer Rehabilitation Program information and Signups will be available, as well as information about the Paddle For Hope Fundraising Events.  All activities on the day are FREE, thanks to SUPWell and Starboard NZ.  Beginners welcome, no prior experience is required and all equipment will be provided. Seasoned stand up paddlers are also welcome and you can bring your board or try out something new (maybe even foilboarding?).  Some activities must be pre-booked, please register online.

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Open Day starts at 12.00pm

12:00-3:30pm Starboard New Season Board Demos
12:00-3:30pm Have a go at SUP (20min)
12:30-1:00pm PaddleFit Complete Beach and Water Circuit
1:15-1:45pm SUP Yoga
2:00-2:30pm Explore Paddle
2:30-3:30pm SUPBall (10min, 4-player teams)
3.30pm Fun Race by French Bay Paddlers (signup on the day)

- Go Foil Tow Trials (restrictions apply) are subject to availability and conditions. Please see Jeremy.

- Second hand board swap testing and will run throughout the day - see Mike from French Bay Paddlers. Private trades only - no retailers or distributors thanks.

Some activities need to be pre-booked. If activities are fully booked, it may still be possible to join in if you are bringing your own board. Please drop us an email to enquire.

Enter the event online


Please allow 10min before your session begins to gear up. We recommend you bring a water bottle and wear quick-dry active wear (shorts or leggings, polyester/merino layers) over togs and bring a towel and something warm to put on afterwards. Booties or reef shoes are recommended as there are oyster shells at French Bay. Have-a-go sessions will run at 20min intervals, and you may need to wait for a turn. If you have signed up and then you are not able to attend, please let us know so we can make your space available for someone else - Helen 021 289 0221

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