About Us


Profile_Pic.jpgSJ started GirlsGetOutThereNZ as a 'closed' Facebook group in early 2014 to share her love for paddle boarding and all sports involving water & the outdoors, with other like minded girls.  Her goal was and is to inspire other girls wanting to get off the couch and lead a healthier active lifestyle and have fun along the way.

In Aug 2014 SJ went to Sydney and qualified as a ASI Level 1 & 2 Stand Up Paddle board Instructor with Water Rescue & First Aid Certificates under her belt she had the qualifications and eagerness to now teach girls how to Stand Up Paddle Board.  Starting with lessons every Sunday and with small groups of four even in the depths of winter, girls were feeling the stoke and confidence that Stand up Paddle Boarding brings.

Keen to encourage and reach more girls she set up the business page and company officially as ‘GirlsGetOutThere NZ Ltd’ in October 2014.  In 2015 SJ then went on to become PaddleFit Certified by the coach of the USA Paddle Team and founder of PaddleFit ‘Brody Welte’ and is an active member of the worldwide family of PaddleFit Coaches.  

In 2016 GGOTNZ became an accredited Surfing New Zeland SUP School.  SJ is also a certified Suring NZ SUP Instructor and community life guard.

Over the seasons SJ has introduced a new format for "NEWBIES" to have a fun , intensive workshop SUP day out with other wannabe & intermediate paddlers.

This was the start of our Girls Big SUP Day Out which is held 3 times a year in May, Oct & Feb.

Paddling all year round is easy to do when there are so many amazing waterways in and around our coastlines.  SJ has introduced a Winter Touring Season Pass where girls can join in on any session including Lake Tours, Paddle to the Pub, Mystery Tours and opportunities to explore further - even paddle with Glow Worms!

about ‘girls get out there nz’

At GirlsGetOutThere NZ, we are focused on providing the best fun possible, both on and off the water, for likeminded girls who want to enjoy a fit life!


IMG_0139.JPGOur Facebook Closed Group is a forum for those interested in all things Sup & Fitness.  It’s been set up as part of GirlsGetOutThereNZ to help inspire & support each other on a more personal level!

Here you are able to share anything SUP related, fun social activities & events. We’ll post the weekly updates on sessions, where to paddle in current conditions & any events coming up so you can get amongst it.

Annual membership fee is only $100 which gives you heaps of savings on events, weekend retreats, priority bookings, discounts with our sponsors Torpedo7 & heaps more)



What we do



 The Basic "SUP INTRO" Session will introduce you to the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP). We will teach you the fundamentals of SUP in a fun and safe environment. You will need to be comfortable in the water as well as be able to swim. You do not need to have prior paddling experience to take this class.




Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga. Cruise around tranquil Lake Inlets stopping for some beautiful Yoga stretches. There will be the option for more challenging yoga and balance poses if you dare. It's up to you if you want a gentle workout or some more strength and powerful poses and holds.




Summer 2015 we launched our "FULL MOON" Paddles using the latest in technology LED light systems from the USA. We have the equipment and qualified paddlefit coach to safely guide you on a night paddle adventure under the stars. 




Come join the girls for a sunrise paddle & sup Yoga followed by a chat & coffee at Takapuna Beach Cafe.


comminuty.pngWe encourage kids of all levels to participate in social and competitive racing and team relays.  This builds a sense of achievement and confidence.  Great fun and support for the wider SUP community. We are able to sign off on NZQA levels for secondary school students and offer a fun, safe enviornment for Kids to Learn to SUP during the School Holidays.

Past Events: 

Paddle for Hope;  The Ultimate Waterman;  Steelman Challenge;  NZ Nationals;  Auckland Down-winder Race Series