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Moana NZ SUP

9 Rangiora Terrace | Tahunanui Beach, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 27 285 0772
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Follow up on SUP board purchase

Customer service is excellent in after sales too. I had an issue with an accessory from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
taramaxrw
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Wellington, New Zealand
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I recently purchased a SUP paddleboard from Moana, the owner was incredibly knowledgable and helped... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
taramaxrw
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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 beach rentals, private and group SUP lessons, Paddleboard Yoga and Guided tours from qualified instructors. Warm waters, beautiful backdrop and the sunniest place in NZ make our little spot in paradise the perfect place to start your SUP journey. LIVE LOVE PADDLE
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Rangiora Terrace | Tahunanui Beach, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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+64 27 285 0772
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 26 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 24 May 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 3 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.

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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
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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

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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!!

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Reviewed 21 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

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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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Reviewed 14 March 2018

It was a great afternoon filled with fun for my birthday party. We hired out the Big Tahuna, which all five of us fitted on. The team at Moana were informative, polite and friendly. I would be happy to deal with them again!

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Toby W, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Aleisha, you guys were awesome. Stoked you had a great time on the Big Tahuna. Let’s hope the weather stays warm enough for a bit longer so we can see you all down here again

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Had a great time paddleboarding with Moana in Nelson, NZ, on a recent group trip. Had never done it before and I'm generally not a big fan of water sports, but the instructor was very helpful and informative and we had a great time! Worked...More

Thank Lisa L
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Toby W, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Lisa, so pleased you had stood time. I’m not sure you are a convert, but I hope you SUP again soon

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We hired the stand up paddle boards and went out to the rock in the bay. They guys were really nice and helped us out with what to do and where to go.

Thank John W
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Toby W, Owner at Moana NZ SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks John, stoked you had s good time. We look forward to catching up again soon

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