Womens Skate Program
Manaaki Skate is our Women's Beginner Skateboarding Program.
Gina @manaaki_motu is your instructor who guides you through the 6 week journey. It focuses on using skateboarding as a tool for personal growth, relationship building and connecting with nature.
Using Skateboarding For Your Wellbeing written by our co-founder Gina shares her personal experience with learning to skateboard and discussing some common barriers to participation and how to overcome these and much more. Treat yourself to an uplifting read.
Our Blog is a place we share all things wellness, surf, skate and snowboarding to help enhance your experience.
Find Inspiration by reading our New Wāhine Rider Series, show casing awesome females boardsports lovers.
Mid weight, 180 GSM, 34-singles
100% combed organic cotton
Quality cotton grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides - GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified
Neck ribbing, neck seam twin needle stitch, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
ARBOR SIZZLER COMPLETE - GROUNDSWELL
Premium Palisander Wood Finish Ply
A swallowtail thruster for slashing banks, powering down any line, or carving tight pocket turns.
L: 30.50" | W: 8.625" | WB: 17.00"
MATERIALS & COMPONENTS
- 7 Ply Canadian Hardrock Maple with a Premium Palisander Wood Finish Ply
- Wood material comes from sustainable sources of supply
- Wood by-product is reclaimed for use in other products
- Paris Street 149mm
- Arbor Easyrider Series - Bogart
- Mini-cruiser wheels for all-around skating
- Intended for carving and quick commutes
- Size: 61mm // Durometer: 78A
- Contact Patch: 36.0mm // Offset: 2.5mm
- Momentum Core: Dampens bumpy rides
- Venice Formula: Soft and grippy
- ABEC 7 Bearings with Spacers
- 1/8" Hard Risers
- Recycled Glass Re-Grit
"Wellness Riders gave me the start I needed to give skateboarding a go and keep at it. Their stress free sessions and their positive vibes were what I needed to take up this new hobby as an adult. Each session gives you the chance to develop a new skill and build confidence while making connections with awesome people who encourage you on your journey" Luzzettte. P
"The session my sister and I took was a fun experience that was lead by our cousin Gina and her workmate Teesh. We learned new skills and met new people in the program. Certainly a place of communication, new friendships and fun."
"After seeing your FB page before lockdown, I decided that it's about time I learn to skate. I'm 36 and have wanted to learn since I was a kid. I brought a board and have gone out a few time and loved it. Thanks for the constant Inso. It truely gave me the confidence to go for it, regardless of age." Nerice. C
"We had a fantastic time at the Skate Therapy event through Out & About Auckland at Waterview skate park - we'll definitely be following these gals and going to more sessions - so great for their confidence & skills - really positive & accepting" Bernie.M
"So happy Wellness riders came into my life! The knowledge and expertise, support and encouragement and teaching new positive lifestyle changes has been mind blowing. Really loved learning to board and understand health on a deeper level. Ree is an amazing woman wise beyond her years, a reflection of what she preaches! Recommend 100 percent!" Alice. Y
“Gina has a fun yet calm and clear teaching style, I liked how she spoke about how people often lean to far forward/back when learning to skate, so I was able to watch out for this and not get into bad habits early on in my skateboarding journey. The pace of the course so far is just perfect and Gina’s instructions are clear, thorough and reassuring. I can’t really fault anything other than the fact I wish I’d done this sooner but it’s never too late to learn and I’m feeling super proud and empowered that I’m giving this a go!"