Surfing New Zealand
Surfing New Zealand is the official National Sporting Organisation promoting the sport of surfing. The organisation’s vision is to enrich Kiwi lives through the positive development and enjoyment of surfing and its purpose to build a better surfing future for the New Zealand surfing community and athletes.
Surfing New Zealand and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people surfing in New Zealand!
Surfing New Zealand and Quipmo are going to get more people surfing in NZ! Whether it’s offering boards for people adventuring through NZ, SUPs to explore NZ’s stunning coastline, or families chasing boards for the kids whilst on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people in the water and more people passionate about surfing in NZ!
“We are always about making access to surfing easier for everyone and Quipmo allows those travelling without their gear that option. We look forward to working with Quipmo and the New Zealand surfing community to make gear readily accessible” said Ben Kennings, General Manager of Surfing New Zealand.
With over 145,000 surfers in New Zealand and paddleboarding barely existing a decade ago, now making up more than 15 per cent of all surfing in the country, coupled with figures showing 3.8m tourists visited in the year to March, the potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the surf tourism landscape in NZ is significant. Whether it’s a local surf shop looking for new customers or someone with boards in their shed, anyone can now service the New Zealand tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of surfers but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of NZ’s world class tourism industry.
Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are truly stoked to be partnering with Surfing New Zealand! Working with a top tier organisation who are highly innovative and who genuinely care about the surfing community is massively exciting for us. Values count and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and surfing which is great for both kiwis and the environment.”