Learn to Paddle at Takapuna Boating Club

Takapuna Boating Club have made it easier than ever to get into surfski paddling, with new 4 week beginner courses for adults starting in June.


This 4- 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. This program is participant-focused and centred around having fun, developing wellbeing and learning paddling skills and water confidence.

With highly skilled instructors and equipment provided, this is a fantastic opportunity to get out on the water this winter and learn to paddle.

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 2 hour session each week


Sunday 11am-1pm 

Week 1: Sunday 16th August
Week 2: Sunday 23rd August 
Week 3: Sunday 30th August
Week 4: Sunday 6th September

Reserve day: Sunday  13th September

If these times don't suit you, let us know your interest anyway and we will look to put on more courses. Email Danika at events@takapunaboating.org.nz 


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.

Spaces are limited to 12 per group, so get in quick!

Register now

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