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.

Waka ama, canoeing, & kayaking

Hawaiki Nui Tuarua Waka Ama Club runs from Ivey Bay, Paremata and has been running waka ama training for more than 20 years. 
Mana Kayak Racing Club runs races and training for all ages and levels. 

Porirua Canoe Kayak Club runs waka ama, kayak, canoe, and white water rafting training. 


The Porirua Rowing Club has been nurturing and training local rowers for more than 50 years. 


Paremata Boating Club has been teaching Porirua City residents to sail for more than 60 years.  
Plimmerton Boating Club is one of New Zealand’s oldest sailing clubs dating back to 1860.

Titahi Bay Boating Club is a friendly, family-orientated club, with safe sailing all year round in Porirua harbour.


Wellington Jet Sport Club runs training and racing for keen jet-skiers.

SCUBA Diving

Looking to experience and explore the underwater world?  NZ Sea Adventures have been training SCUBA divers in Porirua since 1989 with regular courses, diving event’s and a monthly BBQ/social night.

Power boating

Wellington Power Boat Club operates from Porirua Harbour and includes circuit training boats (hydroplanes, racing runabouts, v-bottoms, and tunnel boats).


Wellington Windsurfing Association covers the greater Wellington area with competitions and training held in Plimmerton and Pāuatahanui Inlet. 

Kite surfing and Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Mana SUP Club can set you up with training in kite surfing or stand-up paddleboarding.

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.


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