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.  Level 1 & 2 qualified SJ has the skills and experience to coach girls in the following Sessions:

- PaddleFit Basic Introduction to SUP

- PaddleFit SUP Fitness & boot camp courses (Big SUP Day Out)

- PadldeFit Tech 1

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

Looking ahead to 2017 there will be the following new sessions for Girls to experience:

- Big SUP Day Out (for newbies to intermediate paddlers)

- Waka Ama Expereince - led by national and international competitor 'Felipe Sontas'

- SUP Yoga by Julie O'megar of Peninsula SUP Yoga

- FULL MOON "Glow Girls" Night Paddles using the latest in technology LED lights you will glow while paddling under the moon and stars. No experience required.

In 2017 GGOTNZ has also introduced the brand new 'HOBIE MIRAGE ECLIPSE'.  Grab your mates and hire a hobie or join a group Hobie fitness class - bringing your gym workout onto the water.  It's as easy as 'stepping on and walking' on the stable Hobie boards and so easy even your grand mother could do it!

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 PaddleFit including your favorite healthy recipes, tips on motivation, fitness, workouts, fun social activities & events. We’ll post the weekly paddlefit timetable & any events coming up so you can get amongst it. ($50 annual membership fee)



What we do

PaddleFit Lessons & Bootcamp


 The PaddleFit Basic class 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.





SUP Yoga


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.

Glow Girls Night Tours


Summer 2015 we launched our "GLOW GIRLS" night paddling!

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.



Sunrise Paddle & Yoga Friday

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

SUP Community Events

comminuty.pngWe encourage girls 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.

Past Events: 

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