Learn to Paddle - Adult courses

Takapuna Boating Club will have you paddling in our ocean backyard safely and confidently after our four-week Learn to Paddle Surfski course.

This four week course introduces participants to surfski paddling and teaches them the skills to paddle their surfski effectively and safely, and to be safe and confident on the water. It is participant-focused and centred around having fun, developing safe practice and learning paddling skills and water confidence. 
Boats, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided.

As the participant of the course, you will also receive a short term membership to Takapuna Boating Club for the duration of the course, as well as access to the surfskis to use so you are able to paddle outside of the session times.


Where: Takapuna Beach in front of Takapuna Boating Club. In cases where the conditions are not suitable at Takapuna, we may run the session at nearby Lake Pupuke.

When: This is a 4 week course, with one 90 minute session each week

Who: Suitable for anyone. No previous paddling experience is required. You must be able to swim 50m wearing a lifejacket.

Cost: $300. Includes 1 month club membership and access to boats.

Upcoming courses:

Sunday 11am-12.30pm- starting 14th February

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If these times/dates don't work, Register your interest today and we will contact you with details of future courses.


If you have any queries, please contact Danika at events@takapunaboating.org.nz or 0212026154