Water sports

We love water sports here in Porirua City. If it involves being active on our beaches and harbours, we’re in.

If you’re looking at taking up a water sport - Swimming, waka ama, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, and launches - we suggest getting in touch with some of these partners:

Also have a look at our boat launching facilities.

Canoeing, Waka ama and kayaking

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Hawaiki Nui Tuarua Waka Ama Club 

Runs from Ivey Bay, Paremata and has been running waka ama training for more than 20 years. Visit www.sporty.co.nz/hawaikinuituaruawakaama for more information.

Porirua Canoe Kayak Club

Runs waka ama, kayak, canoe, and white water rafting training. For more information please visit the Porirua Canoe Kayak Club website: www.sporty.co.nz/poriruacanoekayakclub

Mana Kayak Racing Club

This is about growing people's enjoyment of watersports. Whether it is for health, recreation or racing they can help you out. For information and training please visit their website www.manakayak.co.nz



Westcoast Charters

If you’re eager for a fish but don’t have a boat give the team at Westcoast Charters a call.

Jet-Skiing and Power Boating


Wellington Power Boat Club

This club operates from Porirua Harbour and includes circuit training boats (hydroplanes, racing runabouts, v-bottoms, and tunnel boats). Boats range in size and speed, capable of speeds of over 250kph. Visit www.nzpba.com for further information.

Wellington Jet Sport Club 

This club runs training and racing for keen jet-skiers, please visit their website www.wjsc.co.nz for more information.

Kite Surfing and Stand-up Paddle Boarding

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Mana SUP Club

They can set you up with training in kite surfing or stand-up paddleboarding.



The Porirua Rowing Club

Hs been nurturing and training local rowers for more than 50 years. Check them out on Facebook.



Paremata Boating Club

This club has been teaching Porirua City residents to sail for more than 60 years. Visit www.paremataboatingclub.org.nz for more information.

Plimmerton Boating Club 

This club is one of New Zealand’s oldest sailing clubs dating back to 1860. Visit www.plimmertonboatingclub.org.nz for more information.

Titahi Bay Boating Club

A friendly, family-orientated club, with safe sailing all year round in Porirua harbour. Visit the website for more information www.tbbc.org.nz

Scuba diving

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NZ Sea Adventures

They have been training SCUBA divers in Porirua since 1989 with regular courses, diving event’s and a monthly BBQ/social night.

Surf life saving

Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club 

Offers training for all Kiwis age 7 up, across all surf sports including beach, IRB (inflatable rescue boat), water, surf boat and life saving.


Wellington Windsurfing Association 

Covers the greater Wellington area with competitions and training held in Plimmerton and Pāuatahanui Inlet.