As the founder of Puakea Designs John is an internationally sought after canoe builder as well as a championship-winning paddling coach, whose career as a canoeing innovator and promoter has evolved with the expanding paddling sports market. 

Puakea has a huge range of paddling equipment, from canoes to paddles to clothing to accessories.

We are taking pre orders for the OC1 and OC6 paddle designs are are well stocked with Maika'i and Polu Hybrid and full carbon shaft in New Zealand, available to send straight away.