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Our Story

We are a small family business with big dreams.

Our vision is to inspire a world where the ocean is clean, healthy & productive

for all to enjoy and benefit from, for generations to come.

We live this passion by creating safe,

educational and fun experiences for everyone!  


We take thousands of people out on the water each year through EOTC for Schools, Holiday Programmes, Paddle Board Lessons, Eco-Tours, Functions & Events

and SUP Yoga.

We believe that everyone can learn and enjoy SUP

no matter their age or ability.


Our passion is to inspire others to love, protect and sustain our home - the earth - through safe interactions with the environment.


We invite you to switch off from the digital world and

open your eyes to the world around you.

Experience the Tutukaka Coast with a scenic tour, learn a new skill, take a SUP surfing lesson, bring your class out for an EOTC day, or visit our floating Yoga Studio.


  Explore by water           Connect to nature            Refresh your perspective

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Our Sustainability Commitment


Sustainability is at the centre of our business. It is our core practice to promote water-safety and the restoration of the environment.

The ocean is our classroom, office, storefront, and our playground.


We are proud to be finalists in the 2019 Sustainable Business Network Awards for 'Restoring Nature' and we are supporters of the TIA Tourism Sustainability Commitment.

We are making waves towards reducing the amount of plastic in the ocean.

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Meet the Team


Scotty Gundesen

As the owner of Sup Bro, Scotty’s passion is to provide a fun, accessible and sustainable activity for everyone - Paddleboarding! Seven years ago, when Sup Bro was established, Scotty quickly fostered a relationship with many schools in Northland. Since then Scotty has taught thousands of children of all ages and abilities to SUP. In his younger years, Scotty completed a Diploma in Marine and Outdoor Tourism at BOP, was a PADI Dive Instructor and a Level 3 ADAS offshore construction diver, Dive medic and advanced Rigger.

Scotty has countless hours of experience on the ocean. Scotty has worked as a skipper in Coromandel and the Tutukaka Coast, has coached rowing for Huanui College and is an avid surfer and spearo. As a father of three and all-round adventure seeker with a strong passion for protecting the ocean, Sup Bro has become a pathway for Scotty to share his love for the water.


Jo Roberts

For the last five years, Jo has been teaching in the water as a PADI Dive Instructor, ISA SUP Instructor and on land as a Yoga and group fitness instructor. Jo has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, is a qualified personal trainer, yoga instructor and coach. Her passion is to help others to discover the beauty of the natural environment and live harmoniously with the land.

Jo loves creating educational experiences for the kids that Sup Bro works with. Always up for a challenge, Jo sees the ocean as both her playground and her office and wants to do everything she can to keep the seas beautiful and ensure that the ocean remains a sustainable resource for future generations.


Tim Eves

Tim joined the team in 2015 as a lead instructor. Tim comes from a wealth of open ocean paddling and is the founder and race director of New Zealand's annual toughest Open Ocean race 'Zest Brokers Poor Knights Crossing' and sits on the Canoe Racing NZ long distance committee.

Tim has played a leading role in the development of our Safe Waters Programme.  A former surf lifesaving volunteer and competitor with a wide experience in water based activities. Heavily involved in ocean ski and waka ama and a qualified stand up instructor.

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Henry Davies-Evitt

Henry join the Sup Bro team in 2019. Henry has the ambitions of becoming a teacher so he has thrown himself in the world of teaching by working at the international school, Marlborough College Malaysia and Junior Kings Canterbury and Highfield School, back in the U.K. 

During his seasonal work Henry has worked with students aged 4 to 70+ out onto the water immersing them in the adventures and fun that paddleboarding has to offer. Henry hopes to inspire all those that he instructs to create a new founded love for the outdoors and to get out and experience the wonders of the natural world, as much as possible.


Emma Craig


Amie Connor

Amie joined our team in 2020 as our Adventure based learning and marine education instructor. 

With a background in teaching and education, Amie facilitates awesome experiences on our EOTC kids days. 


Krystal Robson

Krystal is an experienced paddler who joined the Sup Bro team in 2020 after spending a season in the Able Tasman as a Kayak guide. 


Krystal is onto SUP racing & surfing and keen to share her passion for paddling with others.


You'll meet Krystal on our School EOTC days and on our SUP lessons and Tours on the Tutukaka Coast


Ben Monaghan

Ben joined the company in 2016 as an SUP instructor. Ben has many passions for the water such as diving, fishing and rowing. He loves to emerce himself with anything do with the water and has a huge respect for the ocean, and the conservation of it.

Ben is eager to bring access paddleboarding to those of all ages and abilities. Ben is also studying Sustainable Engineering at the Victoria University.

Emma started in our team in 2015. From Kaikohe, with family roots at Horeke and Pawarenga, Emma lives on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast. Emma studied Environmental Management at Northtec and AUT, and then competed a Post Grad Diploma and Masters Degree in Wildlife Management at the University of Otago. Emma has worked for the Department of Conservation and community groups for 20 years, mostly in kiwi conservation and off-shore island restoration and species management. As well as working with SupBro, Emma currently works with schools around Northland facilitating sustainability programmes and outdoor recreation experiences. Her skill set and experience fit really well with what we are trying to achieve here at SupBro, particularly in terms of promoting sustainability while having fun in the outdoors!  

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