Discover the beautiful ocean, estuaries and rivers in Karamea, while getting exercise and having fun

SURF & SUPS

Karamea

SUPS - Stand Up Paddle Surfing

 

Stand-up paddle surfing may sound like a scene from a screwball comedy, but no one's laughing in a sports and fitness industry that has hit the recession skids as hard as any other business.

 

SUP, as it's called for short, looks exactly as it sounds: you stand on a large surfboard and propel yourself forward with a paddle. But, unlike traditional surfing, you don't have to wait for the waves. In fact, SUP, which is wildly popular, can be done on lakes, rivers, pools or any sufficiently large body of water.

“The best surfer out there is the one having

the most fun.” Phil Edwards

ABOUT KARAMEA SURF AND SUPS

 

Tucked away in one of NZ’s last hidden magical spots far from the busy tourist routes Karamea Surf and SUPs is here to connect you with the unique beauty of north Westland’s pristine beaches, rivers and waterways. Whether it’s surfing in the ocean or stand-up paddle boarding on the rivers and estuaries we can help you find your happy place amongst this incredible environment. Learn to surf or stand-up paddle board or even discover it on your own by renting or hiring - all the gear you will need is available.

 

Hi, I’m Mark and I’ve been surfing for 30 years with plenty of experience throughout NZ and the world. I want to share with you the enjoyment of surfing and stand-up paddle boarding in an area that is one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. Come and join me.

PRICES

50$ PER PERSON FOR 2 HOURS

INCLUDES LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT HIRE

SURFING

 

This two hour class aims to teach the basics of surfing quickly and with plenty of fun. The first half hour is spent on land discussing the in’s and out’s of surf technique. The remainder of the time is spent in the water.

 

We pride ourselves in our success rate on teaching people to stand in their first lesson.

All equipment is included. We use ‘softtop’ mini malibu style surfboards and 3/2 mm Seventhwave wetsuits to make your first surf experience as safe and comfortable as possible.

PRICES

50$ PER PERSON FOR 2 HOURS

INCLUDES LESSONS AND EQUIPMENT HIRE

FAMILY AND GROUP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE

FOR BOOKINGS AND OTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT:

Mark:  03 7826 039 - mark@karameasurf.com - facebook

 

FITNESS

 

As a qualified neuromuscular therapist and surfer of long experience, I recognise that surfing and stand-up paddle boarding require similar core strengths and contrasting muscular movements and/or range of motions. Different exercises and stretches can help the novice and experienced surfer or stand-up paddle boarder become a stronger, more flexible proponent of their chosen sport.

Here at Karamea Surf and SUPs we want to help you become the best you can be come game day, whether you’re just starting out or a more seasoned enthusiast. Being fit, flexible and prepared is a great way to excel in any chosen pursuit.

 

Below are a number of exercises and stretches that will help take your surfing or stand-up paddle boarding to the next level.

KARAMEA

 

Karamea, situated at the end of the road in the top of South Island’s north Westland surrounded by the native forest of the Kahurangi National Park on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. With its own sub-tropical feeling and beautiful surroundings Karamea has a wonderful array of natural features and spectacles. Whether you're a tramper, caver, botanist, geologist, hunter, fisherman, kayaker, surfer, SUP enthusiast, mountain biker, keen photographer or just looking for a quiet, unspoilt spot or quality family holiday, Karamea has it all.

 

Karamea Information Centre:  https://www.karameainfo.co.nz/

 

Karamea Community:  http://karamea.org.nz/

 

Last Resort Karamea:  http://www.lastresortkaramea.co.nz/

 

Karamea Holiday Park: http://www.karamea.com/

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