Groundswell & stand-up paddle boarding have had a long history in this new sport.

Having experienced SUPing in its home territory of Hawaii , we were one of the first to bring the boards and the sport to NZ and Christchurch.

Using our knowledge gained over the years , we can make your introduction to this great sport effortless.

We also know the local spots & can give you the best advice & service of which gear works the best.
Christchurch has some ideal locations for StandUp , from Sumner bays’ mellow waves to the bays of Lyttelton harbour.
Groundswell has a range of boards & paddles that excel in Canterburys conditions.
The Groundswell crew are experienced paddlers that enjoy many hours on the water, which allows us to recommend the ideal boards for our customers.
We also have an extensive range of demo boards & paddles for customers to try.

2018 Standup Paddle board range soon to be released – All info in store. Ask about our PRE-ORDER Discounts.

Stand Up Paddling Gear 2017


  • The Fly – 11’6″, 11′ , 10’6″, 9’6″ – Wood Edition , Pure Light, Diamond

  • Wood edition, Pure Light & Diamond models all have windsurf insert.
  • Probably the most popular do-it-all board in Canterbury.( 10’6 & 9’6 )
    From flat water cruising to performance wave riding.
  • Great do it all board – Highly recommended..
  • Pure Light & Diamond great first boards, durable & light.

  • Stylemaster
    9′ x 29″ (115ltrs) – NEW for 2017
    10′ x 30″ (135ltrs)

    Fanatic Stylemasters Ltd & PureLite

     Nose riding perfection, makes performance surfing longboards blush…. This board is a surf machine of beauty.

  • The Stubby
    – 8’8″,
    8’6″ , 8’2″, 7’10”

    Prowaves & Stubbys

    The Fanatic Stubby represents a new approach to wave board design. Inspired by modern surfing concepts with a compact outline and more parallel rails.
    The Fanatic Stubby combines good stability and ease of use of a bigger board, but with speed and radical responsiveness of a smaller board.
    A new sensation that will give you a blast!
    The go-to board if you want Prowave performance with the ease of an Allwave.
    More Info on the Stubby

  • AllWave
    – 9’8″ , 9’4″ , 9’0″, 8’9″  , LTD, Pure LIGHT


    2016 Fanatic Allwaves

  • All models have windsurf insert.
    LTD come with thruster & quad options.
  • This range of AllWaves will make you feel like a rockstar on Canterbury waves.
    Works great in our sloppy onshore & rips when it’s pumping, which is why it is the best selling wave board in Christchurch.

  • NEW Pro Wave

    NEW Prowaves with refined rails

    9’2″, 8’8″, 8’2″, 7’6″ – LTD 

  • All models have windsurf insert.
    Quad or a Thruster (2+1) setup.
  • The Ultimate – When only the best will do. LTD edition is light & strong.
  • Fast on the wave, carving & sliding limited to only your ability .
  • Amazing performance when the conditions are firing, new rail shape excels for grip & drive.

    Fanatic Ray 2015

    Fanatic Ray 2015

  • Ray 12’6 – Wood Edition , Pure LIGHT
  • Touring board that excels in Lyttelton harbour conditions.
    Great  flat water cruising , covers distance easily. Stable and still fun to muck around on.
    Great board – Highly recommended..

  • Falcon– Racing machines ……Enough said..


More info to follow ..



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BOARDS  Info to come

PADDLES Info to come


Quickblade is one of the most successful paddle companies.
More info to come


Groundswell does the Inflatable Standup paddle board range from:

  • Fanatic
  • JP-Australia
  • Starboard.

The choice of boards is huge, best to call in to discuss options !

More info to come



Accessories from ION , Ocean & Earth, DaKine, NP, Fanatic, Quickblade.

Call in and change your life…….


Gabe Back Cuttie