Waiheke Board Riders is a water sports rental company located on beautiful Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.
We specialise in Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) but we rent soft top surfboards and boogie boards as well. We give comprehensive ‘on the water’ SUP lessons or basic beach instruction and let you have fun and figure it out for yourself.
WBR was foundered in 2011 by Helen Gittus, a Waiheke local who saw a need for some water activities to make the most of Waiheke’s beautiful beaches and glorious coastline. Helen is an experienced personal trainer and outdoors and water sports enthusiast. She also teaches SUP bootcamps and fitness paddling classes in the summer months.
Husband, Gavin Sayles, also a Waiheke local, keen surfer and water sportsman, is now on board as her right hand man and their little baby Nina keeps them real.