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The only fully endorsed Surfing New Zealand approved Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) school in the top of the South Island, with a full range of boards available. Moana Stand Up Paddleboards are located right on the beach in Tahunanui, Nelson, offering...more
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Bizley Walk (Abel Tasman Carpark) | Tahunanui Beach, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 27 285 0772
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

My wife and I took the opportunity while on holiday in Nelson to have our first attempt at the craze sweeping the globe. Not only was the experience really neat the people running the company were awesome to deal with. friendly, informative and knowledgeable best...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place, bridget and toby are gorgeous and wonderfully helpful people, so much fun.Thank you guys.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome hour of my first time at trying paddle boarding. Board, paddle and life jacket provided. Great instructor. Staff very friendly and helpful. I'll be back. Loved it

Thank Tracy D
MoanaNZSUP, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tracey, thanks for taking the time to do this review. Stoked you had a good time and look forward to catching up again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my teen daughter and 3 of her friends paddle boarding and found Moana Sup fantastic. I called a few days before booking for more information and found the lovely gentleman (whose name escapes me) friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful. On the day he...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Customer service is excellent in after sales too. I had an issue with an accessory from the original purchase and the owner sent me a replacement for free without hesitation. Took the opportunity to buy some carbon fins, which are great quality and retail for...More

Thank taramaxrw
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I recently purchased a SUP paddleboard from Moana, the owner was incredibly knowledgable and helped me find the right board within my budget with very specific technical advice about board design that would suit my style and needs. It was delivered inter-island within 2 days,...More

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MoanaNZSUP, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are stoked you love the board and really appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had never tried this before, but would recommend it to anyone looking to have some fun. It was a beautiful calm day and my husband and I enjoyed it so much.

Thank Jaimee M
MoanaNZSUP, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Jaimee, thanks for your review. It was great to meet you and we are stoked you both had a great time.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I was doing SUP the first time. The guy explained to me in a short way what to do and what not to do and then sent me out, i like it that way. He also gave me information about the changing winds. I'm usually...More

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MoanaNZSUP, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Peter, thank you so much for your review. We are lucky to have such a great little spot to paddle and getting out around the Rock or the Island is awesome. I hope you carry on paddling.

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I hired a paddle board each for an hour and it was great fun. It was his first experience of SUPing and a great place to try it out with gentle weather/sea conditions and beautiful scenery. Bridget was super friendly and helpful...More

Thank Katie P
MoanaNZSUP, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Kia Ora Katie, awesome you had such a good time, we are very lucky to have such an awesome spot to paddle. You must of got Bridget on a good day, normally she's really grumpy!! Just throws the boards at the customers and sends them...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Had short instruction on land from the young lad and off I went. I loved it the sea was calm and after relaxing could stand up without falling off.Only had an hour but great fun .Definatly do it again .

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Toby W, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for letting us be part of your first SUP experience. Stoked you enjoyed it and hope it’s not the last time you get out for a paddle. See you on the water!!

Reviewed 20 March 2018

This was a treat for my 9yr son's birthday. Location, equipment and staff are all good. But not having a rate for children makes this activity a one off as rather expensive. I would definitely go again, but at $50.00 for two of us for...More

Thank AndyB5366
Toby W, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Andy, thanks for your review, and your right we are very lucky to have such an awesome place to paddle. I’m sorry you thought the price was “steep” as we do pride ourselves on being an activity accessible to all. Maybe next you come,...More

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