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, 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 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: 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 Porina
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!

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 Anita
Phone: 0508 2266 377
Email: anita@expandasign.co.nz
Website: http://expandasign.co.nz
Fai Va'a Aotearoa Apparel

Fai Va'a Aotearoa Apparel

Our Clothing brand is unique to NZ and paddling community.
“In everything we do the feeling fai brand is representative of the Manta Ray,
as it uses the grace and power of its wings to fly through the water,
so the fai logo connects us to our ancestry, to each other,
to our tipuna and the elements that we race on and against”

We also provide Screenprinting and Embroidery services and located at 92 View Road, Rotorua

Fai Va'a Aotearoa Apparel – trading as L Wear Ltd

Location: Rotorua

Contact Lynora
Phone: 07 3483736
Email: lynora@lwear.co.nz
Website: http://www.lwear.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
Fausaga Va'a

Fausaga Va'a

Our key aims are to build and supply quality and affordable outrigger canoes to local and international markets. We can build S-Glass, Carbon Fibre, performance canoes for racing and training.
To place an order for your custom built v1 canoe contact John Papalii.

Location: Samoa

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


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.greyman.org.nz


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.co.nz
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


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: https//.www.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
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

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
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
Paddle Pro

Paddle Pro

Waka ergometers for indoor training.
Our ergometers are designed for high input from experienced 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
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


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@outdooraction.co.nz
Website: http://www.sharkskin.com
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/
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: 5 Lockhart Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland

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, 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
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/
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
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 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
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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