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Team Moana

Da Bosses

Bridget and Toby Wild have a passion for the outdoors and have been sharing adventures together for 25 years. Toby has been earning a living in the outdoors over a wide range of adventure disciplines for many years and thinks he’s the man in charge. Bridget brings a wealth of tourism experience and loves nothing more than the personal contact the industry brings, and everyone knows she is the one in charge!!

Their passion for Stand Up Paddleboarding has come for their mutual love of the ocean and their eagerness to give everyone the opportunity to get out there and enjoy the same feeling. With that in mind, they have designed a range of Paddleboards to suit just about everyone and enjoy nothing more than product testing, all in the interest of customer satisfaction.

They are very lucky to have a great team to support them and look forward to catching up on the sand or on the water.  See you out there!!!



Yes as in Fush ‘n’ chups, hails from Scotland originally, and is joining us this summer after a couple of back to back winters being a ski bum in Japan and Queenstown. A keen windsurfer and wannabe kite surfer he’s excited to be in sunny Nelson. Fish will be the main man for the guided Lighthouse sea kayak adventures and is stoked just to be on the water, spinning yarns about his new home. Don’t let the hair fool ya ,he knows his stuff and will be a wealth of Nelson haven information on your trip.  Makes a mean coffee too!



Is Nelsons stand up paddleboard superstar. You’ll often see her heading out from the beach to train in all conditions, when everyone else is drinking coffee and talking about taking the dog for a walk! We ae very lucky to have her as part of the team, paddling like the pro she is whilst making it look stylish and smooth. Tara will be helping us out as an Instructor, you couldn’t be in better hands! So if you want next level SUP skills, you know where it’s at!



Is super excited to with us this summer and will be here to keep the rest of the Paddle Nelson rabble in check! Just stoked to hang out at the beach! Born and bred in Nelson and a keen SUPer, that’s where she spends most of her weekends anyways, so why not. When it’s too windy to paddle you’ll find her trying her luck on a downhill mountain bike track or making the next modification to the ‘passion wagon, ready for the next roady, with board and bike.  Always up for a chat, find her at the big red Moana Paddle Nelson tent or down on the beach.