Waka Ama Equipment Suppliers

The suppliers listed below are in no way affiliated or endorsed by Waka Ama NZ, this list is solely for your information.

If you would like to add you business to this list please email your details to admin@wakaama.co.nz

Aerofast Tiedowns Ltd

Aerofast Tiedowns Ltd

AEROFAST Marine Range offers a huge selection of quality tiedowns suitable for a wide variety of applications, including over centre (gunwale), transom, jet ski, kayak/canoe and roof rack tiedowns. A wide variety of widths, attachments combinations, lashing capacities and materials, including stainless steel providing a complete marine tiedown range.
Location: 2 Shivas Place, Christchurch

Contact Chris Hay
Phone: 03 376 4028
Email: tiedowns@aerofast.co.nz
Website: http://www.aerofast.co.nz
Aotearoa Paddle Shop

Aotearoa Paddle Shop

Authorised resellers of Puakea, Hippostick, Kialoa, Quickblade and Kai Ko’o Paddles
SOS Hydration, Kanu Culture Books, Vaikobi paddling clothing and PFDs, DIY Paddle repair products and various safety equipment

Owners: Conan and Lana Herbert

Contact Haidee Rangiawha
Email: kiaora@paddleshop.co.nz
Website: https://www.paddleshop.co.nz
AquaSafe New Zealand Ltd

AquaSafe New Zealand Ltd

Suppliers of MRP Rescue Tubes (as used by Surf Life Saving NZ),
Rescue Throw-bags, Pelican/Laerdal Oxygen-Resuscitation Kits
and Philips Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Location: Auckland

Contact Jonathon Webber
Phone: 0800 LIFESAVER (543 372)
Mobile: 021 555 382
Email: admin@aquasafenz.com
Website: http://www.aquasafenz.com
ARE V1 Outrigger Canoes

ARE V1 Outrigger Canoes

Made by master canoe builder Yvon Faaite, the ARE V1 canoes are now available to you direct from Tahiti.
Each canoe is custom made for you with your choice of construction (Fibreglass/S-glass/Carbon Fibre).
Models available include the 'Timi Va'a' by ARE, the new ARE 'Classic' & our original model the 'ONE'
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paddlingaddiction

Contact Dale Marsters
Mobile: 0212955436
Email: paddlefit@yahoo.co.nz
Blackhawk Gazebos

Blackhawk Gazebos

Blackhawk Gazebo specializes in design and manufacture of high quality pop-up gazebo's, flags & banners. We have been steadily suppling happy customer all over NZ and the Pacific for over 10 years. Backed up with our 100% Blackhawk satisfaction guarantee we ensure to keep our customers happy.
Location: 94 Sunnybrae Road, Hillcrest, North Shore , Auckland

Phone: 0800 002 455
Email: info@blackhawks.co.nz
Website: http://www.blackhawks.co.nz
Boa Straps

Boa Straps

Superior strapping solutions. Excellent for securing and stowing:
Loose items, eg. dive bottles and gear, wake boards
Kayaks on trailers, paddles onto kayaks when transporting on trollies
Fishing rods on roof racks, fish bins in place
Surfboards on roof racks

Location: Swanson, Auckland

Phone: 0800 BOA 222 (0800 262 222)
Email: sales@boastraps.co.nz
Website: http://www.boastraps.co.nz/pages/marine-applications#sthash.ZHnicvJL.dpuf
Concept 2 NZ Ltd

Concept 2 NZ Ltd

New Zealand’s only licensed importer of the Concept 2 indoor rower.

Indoor rowers available to hire or purchase.

Contact Gary Reid
Phone: 0800 ROWING (769464) or 07 572 1481
Mobile: 0274-908603
Email: sales@concept2.co.nz
Website: http://www.concept2.co.nz
Day Two

Day Two

Buoyancy vests, Neoprene/nylon sprayskirts, paddlejackets, neoprene rash vests and shorts
Location: Rotorua

Contact Andy Fuller
Phone: (07) 345-7647
Mobile: 021 898-942
Email: info@daytwo.co.nz
Website: http://www.daytwo.co.nz
East Coast Paddler

East Coast Paddler

Stand Up Paddle and Outrigger Specialists – Sales, hire, lessons, repairs.
Authorised resellers of Kialoa Paddles, Paddlesurf Hawaii, C4 Waterman, Hinano Clothing and more.
We also do expert glass repairs on canoes, boards and paddles and
paddle sizing.
Location: 37 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui 3116

Contact Hiria
Phone: 07 575 3493
Email: info@ecpsurf.co.nz
Website: http://www.ecpsurf.co.nz
Eat Me Supplements

Eat Me Supplements

Quality nutrition to help you paddle faster, burn fat, build muscle
and gain strength. Buy online, free delivery to your door!

Phone: 0800 2 Eat Me
Email: office@eatme.net.nz
Website: http://www.eatmesupplements.co.nz
Expand a Sign

Expand a Sign

Rotorua based Expand a Sign is an industry leader in portable and brand advertising with a wide range of teardrop banners, pop-up and folding banners, trade booths and gazebos, backed up by a 2 year hardware guarantee, you know you’re buying quality. We invented the Flying Banner / Teardrop Banner, pop-up A-frames, Wondasign and continually work on improving our existing products.
Expand a Sign are happy to create a written quote for you if needed for funding purposes.
Location: Rotorua & Tauranga offices

Contact Barry
Phone: 0508 2266 377
Email: barry@expandasign.co.nz
Website: http://expandasign.co.nz
FAI Va'a, Tahitian Outrigger Canoes

FAI Va'a, Tahitian Outrigger Canoes

Custom Va'a Outrigger Canoes made in Tahiti available to order from New Zealand.
We deal with shipping and customs, you pick your Va'a in Auckland from us.
Try the V1 that some of the best Tahitian paddlers train and race on.

Va'a Hoe (V1) models:
V1 - FAI 3X
V1 - FAI 3
V1 - TAMA (youth size waka)

Contact the FAI Va'a New Zealand representatives:

Contact Alf Pukepuke - Auckland/ Matahi Brightwell - Gisborne
Phone: Alf 09 215-4284 / Matahi 06 867-3330
Mobile: Alf 021 703 636 / Matahi 021 107-9200
Email: iatovaatahiti@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FaiVaaNZ
Gillespie Paddles

Gillespie Paddles

Builder of all wood as well as hybrid Outrigger paddles, including
double angles (bends), steering and keiki paddles.
These paddles are all handcrafted.
Contact me for club/team paddles, or custom lightweight models.

Location: 1283 Harris Road, Webster, NY 14580, USA

Contact Brad Gillespie
Phone: (585) 872 1723
Email: Brad@GillespiePaddles.com
Website: http://www.gillespiepaddles.com


Fully sublimated singlets, t-shirts and team wear, all with your own team design and colour scheme.
Location: Levin

Contact Ingo Schleuss
Phone: 06 367 2277
Email: ingo@shirt.co.nz
Website: http://www.kapinua.co.nz
Moana Nui

Moana Nui

W6, W4, W2, W1 Canoes, Paddles, T-Shirts

Contact Jason and Kapua Lloyd
Phone: Ph: 09 4344196
Mobile: 027 2361125 or 027 2361123
Email: moana.nui@xtra.co.nz
Website: http://www.moananui.co.nz
Northland Ocean Riders Club

Northland Ocean Riders Club

Great selection of paddles to fit every need.

Contact John
Phone: 04 389 8855
Email: surfer@northlandoceanridersclub.co.nz
Website: http://www.northlandoceanridersclub.co.nz/
Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements

are suppliers of OC1 and OC2 canoes
Scorpius XM: has arrived after much anticipation. Great in the flat, superior surfing performance and very manoeuvrable
Scorpius: more volume for the larger paddler and designed for big surf.
Hurricane: successful all round canoe.
Pegasus: successful all round canoe for lighter paddlers.
Hurricane: successful all round canoe.
Hurricane Tempest OC2: This canoe will change will the concept of a standard OC 2, and will give any riders hours of great paddling.

Contact Paul Wilford
Phone: 09 419-1301
Mobile: 021 730-493
Email: ali@flourishing.co.nz
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-Elements/271331639648191
Oceanrider Sports

Oceanrider Sports

Moana Kaha
Strength from the Ocean
Oceanrider provides performance wear specially for all who spend their days in, on or by the water. Travelling, exploring, competing, training or performing, Oceanrider reflects the lifestyle, commitment and culture of water sport athletes in Aotearoa and the Pacific. A brand that is unique to New Zealand and identifiable world wide.

Follow us on Facebook
Location: Based in Auckland

Contact Kathy Williams
Mobile: 0212052387
Email: oceanridersports@gmail.com
Website: https://www.oceanridersports.com
Paddle Pro

Paddle Pro

Waka ergometers for indoor training.
Our ergometers are designed for high input by professional through to novice paddlers, and can handle multiple users in gyms, clubs and at home. The ergometers are made of extremely robust steel construction and easy operating mechanisms, to allow for easy use and adjustment. They are fully performance calibrated and give the same “on-the-water” feel as real paddling.
They come complete with an adjustable shaft, variable paddling resistance, fully fitted with an EZ-adjust, quick release footrest, and adjustable height and angle seat, including a large visible on-board console display.
All ergometers can be connected to a big screen to have “virtual lanes” for group races – great for inter club time-trialing and promotional events.

Location: Auckland

Contact Richard
Email: info@PaddlePro.co.nz
Website: http://www.paddlepro.co.nz/


Rash tops, paddle bags, buoyancy aids, dry bags, gloves, neoprene shorts, paddle jackets and a whole range of other items. Check our online shop.

Location: 311b Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Phone: (0064) 3 341 3017
Email: info@paddlerzone.co.nz
Website: http://www.paddlerzone.co.nz


Sharkskin technical exposure protection – to keep you warm and protected when paddling in ANY weather
For a list of stockists in your area see - http://sharkskin.com.au/where-to-buy/
NEW SHARKSKIN R-SERIES COMPRESSION - click on the website below

Location: 121E Rosedale Rd, Albany, Auckland 0632

Contact Tim Curran
Mobile: 61 (0) 21 224 0860
Email: sales@aquanaut.co.nz
Website: http://sharkskin.com.au/product-category/compression/
Strongarm Apparel Ltd

Strongarm Apparel Ltd

Performance Wear, Premium Clothing and Accessories
for SUP and Outrigger/Waka Ama. Gear for on and off the water,
designed by paddlers for paddlers.

Official team wear supplier of the New Zealand Elite Teams & Management

Follow us on www.facebook.com/StrongarmNZ
Location: Aotea (Great Barrier Island) New Zealand

Contact Charles Nepia
Phone: (09) 429 0633
Email: info@teamstrongarm.co.nz
Website: http://www.powerinthewater.co.nz
Survitec Group NZ

Survitec Group NZ

Trading as RFD New Zealand, we offer affordable high quality buoyancy aids, lifejackets and waterproof tops from well-known brands such as RFD, Crewsaver and YAK.
We can assist you with any queries you have on safety equipment.

We can also provide you with Inflatable boats and motors.

Location: 30 Hargreaves Street, St Mary’s Bay, Auckland 1011

Contact Trudy Bartrum
Phone: 09 373 2019
Mobile: +64 (0)21 949 313
Email: Trudy.Bartrum@survitecgroup.com
Website: http://www.rfd.co.nz / http:// www.survitecgroup.com
Tai Paddles

Tai Paddles

Waka Ama Paddles designed by Conan Herbert
Custom Built Outrigger Canoe/ Waka Ama Paddles
Made by paddlers in Raglan NZ
Paddles suitable for kids, novice and elite paddlers
Paddle Bags, Safety Equipment, Lifejackets, Paddling clothing, Hydration Systems, Supplements
Resellers of Hutchwilco, Camelbak, Vestpac, Dakine, NUUN and Sharkskin

Official paddle supplier of the New Zealand Elite Teams


Location: Raglan

Contact Conan and Lana Herbert
Phone: 07 8257878
Mobile: 027 2773767
Email: info@taipaddles.co.nz
Website: http://www.taipaddles.co.nz
Va'a Revolution Ltd

Va'a Revolution Ltd

We are a New Zealand owned company who supply accessories, clothing apparel and tahitian built va'a.
As paddlers ourselves we understand the sport is evolving and can provide various models
that will suit all levels of paddling, from our Juniors and beginners to our more skilled level of paddling.

- (Fibreglass - Sglass - Carbon in all models)
- V1 - Tehuritaua 2014,Jaque,Bernadino,Fafa Piti, Tama (Junior)
- V3 - Tukia
- V6 - Tahaki & Tama (Junior)
- Accessories and Apparel

Contact Teri Dolan
Mobile: 021 0822 0895
Email: vaarevolution@gmail.com
Website: http://facebook.com/vaarevolution
Viper Va'a

Viper Va'a

Discover the new Viper Va’a collection. All our technical products are designed, MADE & tested in Raiatea/Tahiti.
Developed in Raiatea/Tahiti, Viper Va’a products strive to provide the most demanding & competitive paddlers with highly innovative and extremely reliable equipment. Our Research & Development facility allows us to design and test our products in collaboration with the best paddlers in the world.
Our goal is to combine the Tahitians’ knowledge and experience of Va’a racing with our technological background to produce the best Va’a products. We are also concerned with the impact our manufacturing facility may have on the environment. As a result, our research led us into the field of bio-composite technology, which develops materials from renewable and non polluting sources.
Performance has nothing to do with luck!

Contact Dale Marsters
Mobile: 021-2955436
Email: paddlefit@yahoo.co.nz
Website: http://www.vipervaa.com
Voyager Trailers - Market Leaders in Boat Trailer Design and Performance

Voyager Trailers - Market Leaders in Boat Trailer Design and Performance

Trailer Designs for W6 and W1 Combinations
Removable Rack options available to increase your load.
Custom Design to suit your Club Needs and Written Quotes supplied.
Visit our website for photos.
Location: Hamilton

Contact Steve Williams
Phone: (07) 849-3158
Email: info@voyagertrailers.co.nz
Website: http://www.voyagertrailers.co.nz/Text/128/Waka-Trailers.html
Waimana Va'a (Fiji)

Waimana Va'a (Fiji)

Manufacturers of Ah min V1 canoes
Location: PO Box 9188, Nadi Airport, Fiji Islands

Contact Stanley Ooms
Phone: (679) 6728196
Mobile: (679) 9655105
Email: waimanavaa@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waimana-Vaa-Fiji-Islands/486904951379309
Waka Essential Ltd

Waka Essential Ltd

Online store for clothing and accessories essential for paddling. Checkout our range of Adrenalin 2P Thermo, neoprene and lycra paddling clothes, leashes, on-deck storage solutions and more.

Contact Lisa & Martin
Phone: 09 436 5989
Mobile: 021 658 086
Email: sales@wakaessential.co.nz
Website: http://www.wakaessential.co.nz
Waka Paddle Ltd

Waka Paddle Ltd

From New Zealand's first paddle online shop, Suppliers of Kialoa Outrigger paddles, all inquiries through wakapaddle.co.nz
Location: Richmond, Christchurch

Contact Rob Smith
Phone: 021 1145649
Email: info@wakapaddle.co.nz
Website: http://www.wakapaddle.co.nz

Waka Solutions

Waka Solutions providing quality, affordable, durable paddles & paddlebags. NZ distributor for Brad Gillespie Paddles. Catering for all types of groups and people, school kids, adults, experienced paddler! Great deals!
We also deliver waka ama programmes to schools, communities and team building activities. Join us today and experience the wave of waka ama!
Location: Auckland

Contact Mereana Hona
Email: wakasolutions1@gmail.com
Zulu Outriggers Australia

Zulu Outriggers Australia

Zulu Outriggers are the Proud manufacturer of V1 canoes for the 2016 World Sprint Titles for Australia. Our custom handcrafted canoes are made by the highly experienced canoe builder Mark Kennedy, who has over 19 years work within the industry. We manufacture V1, OC1 and OC2 (choice of fiberglass or carbon) and are also expert repairers on canoes and boards. We offer high value pricing products that are recognised for its durability, performance and quality. Zulu is the main sponsor for the first ever International non- motorised paddle sports Expo, to promote the paddling industry.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zuluoutriggers
Expo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ozpaddleexpo
Location: Queensland, Australia

Contact Mark Kennedy
Phone: +61 402008815
Email: info@zulusurf.com.au
Website: http://www.zulusurf.com.au/
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