Company values

Nautique Paddle Sports NZ is strong on values.  The swirling icon in our logo, which we call the Nautique Swirl, is a simple but important part of our business.  The icon itself is inspired by a combination of the Celtic symbol for earth, sea and sky and the Mangopare, Maori symbol of two hammerhead sharks symbolising many of our company values - strength, agility, tenacity, determination and courage.  At another level, the Nautique Swirl also symbolises another important part of our values - "what goes around, comes around", speaking of integrity and honesty.  That, to us, is Nautique Paddle Sports NZ.

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Meet The Nautique Family

Nautique Paddle Sports NZ is owned and operated by Rikki Griffin, Paul Gow and David Galbraith.  The Nautique Family is also incredibly proud to include our athletes, Dougal Allan and Oliver Thompson, both extremely talented paddlers and great humans.

Dougal is very well known among the Multisport and Triathlon communities.  An exceptional endurance athlete and coach with a penchant for laying down record cycle times, Dougal has many notable results in his career so far, including wins at Challenge Wanaka, Motatapu Xterra, Rebull Defiance, Crazyman, Augusta Adventure Fest, Goldrush and Coast to Coast.

Oliver is a younger, though also very talented multisporter who comes from a K1 racing background.  Already Oliver has completed some tough adventure racing and multisport events with admirable results, such as Godzone, Redbull Defiance and a win in the 2-day Coast to Coast. 

Rikki Griffin


Managing Director

Paul Gow



David Galbraith



Dougal Allan


Athlete and Great Human

Oliver Thompson


Athlete and Great Human