We’re crazy about SUP. We just want to share it with everyone.
We’re Earl and Elisha Wykes, and we’re passionate flat water paddle boarders who simply want to share this amazing sport with others, in a truly beautiful location.
We have both trained with Surfing NZ, to be International Surfing Accredited Stand Up Paddle Boarding instructors on Flat Water. Elisha has a Bachelor of Sports Management degree, along with Coaching & Fitness certificates and event management experience. Earl is a keen sportsman, with a love for the outdoors, and has completed Iron mans and triathlons in the past. Both have recently become Boat Safe Instructors, assisting the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council deliver boat safety messages to primary school children.
Earl – ISA Sup Instructor/First Aider (Level 2) – has run his own Plumbing & Gas fitting business for the past 27 years. He has put down the tools to enjoy his passion for paddle boarding. His favourite saying is “Life is too short not too”.
Elisha – ISA Sup Instructor/First Aider (Level 2) – Elisha loves to paddle board at a relaxed pace in order to soak up the atmosphere. After gaining level 1 certification in both Basic Pilates and Yin Yoga, she now loves blending the two together to offer her club members and private clients, a relaxing SUP Yin Yoga class.
Bella – Watch Dog – our youngest helper who loves to paddleboard with Mum, not much use except to look cute in her life jacket.