Ocean Out­fit­ters


The Mana-Porirua area has a long his­tory of water use dat­ing back to Kupe’s first land­ing over a thou­sand years ago. The in­let, coast­line and sur­round­ing beaches of­fer some of the best con­di­tions in the re­gion for get­ting out on the water and en­joy­ing the ocean. Only me­tres from the water is Ocean Out­fit­ters, a newly opened surf shop based in Mana. The store is ded­i­cated to surf sports sup­ply­ing all the equip­ment you’ll need for Surf­ing, Wind­surf­ing, Kite­board­ing and Stand Up Pad­dle­board­ing, so they’ll have the best gear to help you get out there all year round. All the staff do at least one if not more of the sports cov­ered by the shop, so you can be as­sured you’ll be get­ting good hon­est ad­vise from some­one who has real ex­pe­ri­ence. Not only does the store sell boards, wet­suits and all the other bits you’ll need for the surf, but they also of­fer lessons and rentals. The shop’s mis­sion is to ‘share the stoke’, “we like to help peo­ple get out on the water and feel the stoke you get from surf sports in a safe and easy way. To do this we of­fer lessons for Stand Up Pad­dling, Kite­board­ing and Wind­surf­ing and we have a full ren­tal and demo fleet of Pad­dle­boards” says store owner Chris Brown. “The sport of pad­dle­board­ing is prob­a­bly our main fo­cus at the moment, it’s seen huge growth both glob­ally and in NZ”, Mr Brown says. “The sport is great for fit­ness, it gives a really good core work­out while also build­ing your bal­ance, its per­fect cross train­ing or gen­eral fit­ness for pretty much any­one of any age”. Stand Up Pad­dle­board­ing or SUP for short is in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile, you can flat water cruise, head out into the surf or even race com­pet­i­tively. The cur­rent world SUP cham­pion Annabel An­der­son comes from NZ, show­ing that ki­wis can more than hold their own on the world stage.

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