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
If you would like to add you business to this list please email your details
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
Phone: 03 376 4028
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.
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).
Phone: 0800 LIFESAVER (543 372)
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'
Order anything before July 31 and get 30% off
Our custom made sports garments are lightweight, durable and feel great. If you are in need of a custom printed garment with your or our design, in colours of your choice that can represent your team image effectively, we can help you out.
We don't just make clothes we create custom clothes for over 80 sports.
The manufacturing techniques used by us enable you to have unlimited options in respect of design and colours. Our designers can assist with artwork and the design is scaled to suit the size.
We commenced manufacturing garments in 1974. Since our inception we have strived to provide a high level of service and a quality product. We manufacture custom made performance polos, t-shirts, hoodies, singlets, shorts, dresses, jackets and pants etc. Which utilises the latest Cooltek fabrics that incorporate moisture management systems enabling you to remain cool no matter your need.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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
Buoyancy vests, Neoprene/nylon sprayskirts, paddlejackets, neoprene rash vests and shorts
Phone: (07) 345-7647
Mobile: 021 898-942
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
New Zealand’s only licensed importer of the Concept 2 indoor rower.
Indoor rowers available to hire or purchase.
Location: Mt Maunganui
Phone: 0800 ErgFit (0800 374 348)
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
Phone: 0508 2266 377
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
Phone: 07 3483736
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:
Matahi Brightwell - Gisborne
Phone: Matahi 06 867-3330
Mobile: Matahi 021 107-9200
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.
Mobile: 021 107 6557
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
Phone: (585) 872 1723
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
Mobile: 021 107 6557
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.
Mobile: 021 168 4137
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
Phone: 06 367 2277
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
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
Phone: +64 9 415 8303
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.
Mobile: 021 279 3000
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
Phone: (64) 07 825 8260
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.
Mobile: 021 730-493
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
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
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.
Lou or Chris
Phone: 021 277 4009 (Lou)
Mobile: 022 081 5249 (Chris)
Supplier of premiere outrigger canoe & SUP equipment & accessories.
Distributors for Viper Vaa, 425 & Marere Tahiti Paddles, ARE VAA & Tehuritaua canoes.
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
Mobile: 021 224 0860
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
Mobile: 022 169 0542
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
Phone: +64 6 863 2948 Freecall: 0800 766426 69
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
Phone: (09) 429 0633
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
Phone: 09 373 2019
Mobile: +64 (0)21 949 313
Website: http://www.rfd.co.nz / http:// www.survitecgroup.com
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
Conan Herbert, Lana Hartstone and Dave Cameron (admin)
Mobile: 021901510 Conan 0272773767 Lana
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.
Mobile: 021 550421
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
Mobile: 021 0822 0895
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.
Phone: (07) 849-3158
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.
Lisa & Martin
Phone: 09 436 5989
Mobile: 021 658 086
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
Phone: 021 1145649
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.
Mobile: 021 107 6557