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
āma - The āma Life

āma - The āma Life

The Āma Life is lived with energy and gratitude, outdoors in the natural world. Our products are made with pure, natural ingredients, developed without cruelty, and brought to you in zero waste packaging and courier bags. We aim to bring you deeply nourishing skin, hair and sports care that cares for you; and causes no harm.
Gentle on the world; powerfully nourishing for skin, hair and body.
Please talk to us about our fundraising option for clubs and schools.
Location: Glen Innes, Auckland

Contact Heidi Mehrtens
Mobile: 021 373784
Email: hello@amabalm.co.nz
Website: http://www.theamalife.com
Aotearoa Paddle Shop

Aotearoa Paddle Shop

Authorised resellers of Puakea, Viper Va’a, Hippostick, Kialoa, Quickblade, Tai Paddles and Kai Ko’o Paddles
SOS Hydration, Kanu Culture Books, Vaikobi paddling clothing and PFDs, Tiki Tiare Monoi, DIY Paddle repair products and various safety equipment, Noni Energy, Magnesium Body care, Foot Pumps, Gel Seats, Paddle Bags and Blade Covers.

Contact Dave Cameron
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 Lifepak Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Location: Auckland

Contact Jonathon Webber
Phone: 0800 LIFESAVER (543 372)
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
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!
Paddler wear and ocean gear.
Stand up paddling lessons, hires and adventures.
Waka ama sessions.
Guided cultural walks.
Group team building, wellness and cultural development programs.

We also do board repairs.
Location: 169 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, 3116

Contact Porina McLeod
Mobile: 0274510579
Email: supinfo@eastcoastpaddler.co.nz
Website: http://www.eastcoastpaddler.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!
You can now use the WAKAAMA discount code to get 15% off any of our products! This is a one-off discount, so it can only be used once before the end of 2021.
Discount code (WAKAAMA) can be entered at the checkout or via the link: https://www.eatmesupplements.co.nz/discount/WAKAAMA

Contact Alex
Phone: 0800 2 Eat Me
Email: sales@eatme.net.nz
Website: http://www.eatmesupplements.co.nz


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

Indoor rowers available to hire or purchase.
Location: Mt Maunganui

Contact Gary Reid
Phone: 0800 ErgFit (0800 374 348)
Email: info@ergfit.co.nz
Website: http://www.ergfit.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 Anita
Phone: 0508 2266 377
Email: anita@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 Matahi Brightwell - Gisborne
Phone: Matahi 06 867-3330
Mobile: Matahi 021 107-9200
Email: iatovaatahiti@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FaiVaaNZ


We believe Greyman Fitness Solutions is the number one cross training gym in the country that caters for all levels of fitness. We pride ourselves as the one place where we deliver leadership and motivating style training sessions where no day is the same. We are the only gym in the country that is specifically set up for paddlers mainly from Outrigger Canoeing/Wakaama and Stand Up Paddling back grounds.
For more information on how to join, the services we offer or to enquire about any products we have in store, please contact John Papalii.
Location: Auckland, NZ

Contact John Papalii
Mobile: 021 107 6557
Email: johnpapalii@greymanfitnesssolutions.co.nz
Website: https://www.greymanfitnesssolutions.co.nz
KAHA Industries

KAHA Industries

KAHA Industries offers paddle adapter kits to suit the ever popular concept 2 rowing erg and similar style machines. Made in house and sold straight to the public. Great for off season training and technique coaching.
Offering a one time 10% discount on purchase amount excluding shipping to Waka Ama NZ members until 15/12/2021. Discount code: wakaamanz
Location: QLD, Australia

Contact Brian Chong
Email: kahapaddletrainer@gmail.com
Website: www.kahapaddletrainer.com
Kakahu Wai Water Clothing

Kakahu Wai Water Clothing

Robes to keep you dry, warm and comfortable for all water sports.
Available in a range of colours and sizes and made right here in Gisborne.

Facebook: facebook.com/kakahuwai
Location: Gisborne

Contact Ziggy
Mobile: 021 168 4137
Email: info@kakahuwai.co.nz
Website: http://www.kakahuwai.co.nz/about-kakahu-wai.php


Kapinua can provide your team with your fully sublimated custom team wear.
All sublimated garments are proudly made in Levin, NZ.
Super quick turn around (normally 2-3 weeks but can be as short as a couple of days depending on the size and type of the order)
No minimums. We are happy to do your one off shirts for those last minute team members.

Kapinua's other services:
Vinyl Heat Press
Full colour sublimated banners
Location: Levin

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

Kayak HQ

At Kayak HQ we have a large range of clothing and PFDs for all paddle sports. See us for Vaikobi, Sharkskin, Adrenalin & Enth Degree clothing, as well as Vaikobi and Mocke PFDs. We can also set you up with a roof rack to safely carry your Waka. Visit our Nelson store or shop online.
Location: 3 Duncan St, Nelson

Mobile: 03 539 4181
Email: shop@kayakhq.co.nz
Website: http://www.kayakhq.co.nz
Lusty & Blundell

Lusty & Blundell

Founded in 1974 by Ken Lusty and having been in business for over 40 years and continue to be the leading marine distributor in New Zealand. We provide a solution to the demanding New Zealand market driven by boating and leisure - the dream of many! Branches also in Tauranga and Whangarei.
Location: 38 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland

Contact Peter Legg
Phone: +64 9 415 8303
Email: sales@lusty-blundell.co.nz
Website: https://www.lusty-blundell.co.nz/page/14/brand-spinlock


Handcrafted, NZ made quality paddles and all your apparel needs.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManaakiMadeNZ/
Location: Hamilton

Contact Matt Tauroa
Mobile: 021 834 581
Email: info@manaakimade.com
Website: http://manaakimade.com/


MedalsPlus specialises in supplying customised medals, pin badges and other related products – primarily to New Zealand sports and events organisations.
World class medals and more, exceptional design, best quality, great service and unbeatable prices. MedalsPlus is part of Total Ventures Ltd – a small family owned and operated New Zealand company.
Location: Auckland

Contact Graham Seatter
Mobile: 021 279 3000
Email: graham@medalsplus.co.nz
Website: http://medalsplus.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
New Zealand Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross

More than 2,000 people are treated every year in New Zealand for sudden cardiac arrest. For every minute without CPR or treatment from an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), a person's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest decreases by 10 per cent.
Here at New Zealand Red Cross, we are proud to be the exclusive supplier of Zoll Medical and Powerheart AEDs, supported by the most comprehensive AED management programme in New Zealand.
Our AEDs are user friendly with real-time CPR feedback and user paced prompts, so whether you’re first aid trained or not, you can easily use this lifesaving resource when needed.
To find out more information about our high-qualify AEDs or purchase one for your business or community contact products@redcross.org.nz to get in touch with one of consultants.
Location: Manukau, Auckland

Contact Anja van Polanen Petel
Phone: 0800 RED CROSS (733 276)
Mobile: 027 297 9116
Email: products@redcross.org.nz
Website: redcross.org.nz
NZ Natural Formulas

NZ Natural Formulas

NZ Natural Formulas offers a range of natural Homeopathic
performance products to support your training and racing. Beat the
cramp monster with Cramp-Stop, lift your energy with Revive and
paddle harder with Endurance.
Our products are drug and chemical free, developed and made in
New Zealand.

Location: Waikato

Contact Amanda
Phone: (64) 07 825 8260
Email: info@nznaturalformulas.co.nz
Website: http://www.nznaturalformulas.co.nz/
Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements provide superior quality, strong, fast, light waka ama, surf skis and paddles. Ares OC1, Gemini OC2 and Vega surf skis designed and developed by multiple World Champ, Hawaiian Kai Bartlett. OC1s Kahele, Kahekai and Volare, and OC6 Malolo designed and developed by Hawaiian Johnny Puakea. Canoes can be personalized with your own unique colour / style. All are available in the super-lightweight Pro Model. The super-strong Palafamala ‘fish’ paddles blend modern techniques with Hawaiian tradition.

Contact Paul Wilford
Mobile: 021 730-493
Email: oceanelementsnz@gmail.com
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


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
Paddletech Limited

Paddletech Limited

Suppliers of paddling gear including team uniforms, Sharkskin™, StandOut™, ODS Hardware, Dolfinpacks™ and more. We’re always on a journey to find fresh and innovative product to keep us in action on and around the water… But of course some of the gear we find is going to excite even the general outdoor warrior too! Let’s just get out there and embrace nature’s playground.
Check us out on www.paddletech.co.nz and like our Facebook page @eat.sleep.paddle.repeat for updates.

Location: Christchurch

Contact Lou or Chris
Phone: 021 277 4009 (Lou)
Mobile: 022 081 5249 (Chris)
Email: info@paddletech.co.nz
Website: http://www.paddletech.co.nz
Paddling Addiction

Paddling Addiction

Supplier of premiere outrigger canoe & SUP equipment & accessories.
Distributors for Viper Vaa, 425 & Marere Tahiti Paddles, ARE VAA & Tehuritaua canoes.

Contact Dale Marsters
Mobile: 0212955436
Email: paddlingaddiction@gmail.com
Website: http://www.vipervaa.com
Ruahine Kayaks

Ruahine Kayaks

Ruahine Kayaks is a passionate team based in Te Puke that manufactures composite racing kayaks, sea kayaks, canoes and waka. We have always been specialist in racing kayaks (so understand a thing or two about going fast), but saw a need to support the local Waka Ama community. We now produce the W6 Matariki and W3 Maeva, and soon will be adding a W1 and paddles to our line-up.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuahineKayaks
Location: Te Puke

Contact Tim Taylor
Mobile: 027 668 9904
Email: info@ruahinekayaks.co.nz
Website: http://www.ruahinekayaks.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 - www.sharkskin.com

Contact Tim Curran
Mobile: 021 224 0860
Email: tim@aquanaut.co.nz
Website: http://www.sharkskin.com
Soil & Sand Clothing

Soil & Sand Clothing

We are just a couple of Kiwi’s from Northland here in Aotearoa chasing our dreams.
We started to brain storm what to call our clothing brand. As husband and wife we wanted something different but unique to us. We wanted it to be about home, connections to our people, land and sea.
I was brought up on a farm and my husband was brought up on the coast. I am the ‘Soil’ and he is the ‘Sand’.
Soil & Sand was established early 2016, since then we have sold garments out of our vehicle, our home, markets, festivals and pop up stalls at beaches. It has been a wonderful journey and can’t wait to see what the furture holds for us.
We are bringing a fresh new twist on clothing with maori infused prints, bright colours and originality. We design and print all our own clothing, we come up with what we would like to wear and represent.
Soil & Sand is our whakapapa, connections to our people, land and sea. We love being home on our Soil & Sand.
Location: 29 Crows Nest Road, Hikurangi 0182

Contact Stephen Taua
Mobile: 022 169 0542
Email: info@soilandsand.co.nz
Website: https://soilandsand.co.nz/
Sonic Surf Craft NZ

Sonic Surf Craft NZ

From the humble beginnings of a small operation in a very small Gisborne shed, Sonic Surf Craft has evolved into a successful company that provides Surf Craft for people all over the world.
From equipment for the next generation of surf sports stars through to the sports current elite athletes, we’ve made a real name for ourselves as one of the leading manufacturers of SLS equipment in the world. We’re enjoying a great time at Sonic Surf Craft and we’d love to have you along for the ride!
Location: 2 Commerce Place, Gisborne 4010

Contact Matt Sutton
Phone: +64 6 863 2948 Freecall: 0800 766426 69
Email: info@sonicsurfcraft.co.nz
Website: http://sonicnz.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: 5 Lockhart Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Contact Jan Marten-Behn
Phone: 09 373 2019
Email: jan-marten.behn@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, Vaikobi, Vestpac, Dakine, SOS and Sharkskin

Official paddle supplier of the New Zealand Elite Teams

Location: Raglan

Contact Conan Herbert, Lana Hartstone and Dave Cameron (admin)
Mobile: 021901510 Conan 0272773767 Lana
Email: info@taipaddles.co.nz
Website: http://www.taipaddles.co.nz
Toki Apparel Ltd

Toki Apparel Ltd

Toki Apparel Ltd supply basic compression sleeves that cater for all sporting/outdoor events.
All sleeves have a culturally focused design to fit any team, event or brand.

FB https://www.facebook.com/tokiapparelnz/
Location: Hamilton

Contact Kingi Dennis
Email: tokiapparelnz@gmail.com
Website: https://tokiapparel.com/
Va'a Factory NZ

Va'a Factory NZ

Va’a Factory NZ is a proud supplier of Tahitian made Va’a Factory V1, V3 and V6 Va’a. Designed by renowned Tahitian paddler Lemmy Lambert the Va’a Factory V1 ‘Orca’ is an update on Lemmy’s original V1 and still manufactured in a family run workshop in Papeete. We want to bring high quality Fibreglass, Coremat/s glass and carbon V1 within reach of everyone’s budget. Also stockists of Knysna V1 foot pumps, Moro and Huahine paddles and a range of Va’a Factory apparel. Check out our facebook page for updates on Va’a Factory adventures and products.

Location: Whangarei

Contact Andrew
Mobile: 021 550421
Email: vaafactorynz@xtra.co.nz
Website: https://www.facebook.com/vaafactorynz/
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.
Fb: https://www.facebook.com/voyagertrailers/
Location: Hamilton

Contact Matt Tauroa
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 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
Xylo Bladz

Xylo Bladz

We custom make outrigger canoe paddles to feature original designs and options. We have a keen interest in being there to help develop the sport of Outrigger canoeing and train and participate in regional and international events.
To place an order for individual or team sets contact John.
Location: Australia

Contact John Papalii
Mobile: 021 107 6557
Email: johnpapalii@greymanfitnesssolutions.co.nz
Website: https://www.xylobladz.com
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