About

Manera is a casual term from Mitu Monteiro's home country 
in Cabo Verde that is used everyday to say hi, salut, oi, ciao...
Manera to all our readers!!

May 10, 2017: It has been now more than 10 years that two guys with the same passion for water in general and kiteboarding in particular started Bay Area Kitesurf, a business to distribute kiteboarding products made with passion from this little known French company called F-ONE.

10 years later, F-ONE has grown into a well established and known kite, sup & foil brand with worldwide recognition, including its accessories brand MANERA. And we have had a parallel trajectory, expanding our network of trusted dealers and school in a territory now encompassing all US states, the Caribbean’s, Mexico and also Central American countries as far down as Peru.

Our distribution business has grown to the point where we needed a space close to our main distribution center in South San Francisco to showcase ALL those beautiful products in one place. And we have found the perfect spot in the Bluerush location in Sausalito, with direct access to the Richardson bay across the road. In addition to showcasing the products, the team behind this new project offers a full range of services from rentals, kite, foil and SUP lessons, clinics and of course the ability to demo/rent products.

We want our guests and dealers to experience the full immersion into the world of F-One & Manera.

Hope to see you there!

Nico Ostermann + Bruce Johnson + Billy Ackerman + Germain Michel

1201 C Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965
p. (415) 339-9112
e.  info@manera.us
Monday to Friday – 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 6pm
Directions + Contact Form

Rentals

  • Reserve ahead of time to be sure you will have what you need when you come over.
  • Filling out a waiver is mandatory; you can do so online before you come and not waste any time.
  • Try before you buy: Renting is a great way to make the right decision when buying equipment whether KITE or SUP gear. We encourage you to do just that. We will deduct your rental fee (to a maximum of $100) if you decide to purchase after your demo.

SUP Rentals

SUP rental includes board, paddle, leash and PFD (Portable Flotation Device). Wearing a PFD and a leash are mandatory.

KITE Rentals

We have a great selection of Manera accessories (wetsuits, harnesses), F-One kites (complete with bar), F-One twin-tips and F-One surfboards for you to rent on a per day format. Make sure to contact us at least a day or two prior (a week even better) so we can reserve what you need.

FOIL Rentals

At this time, we do not offer FOIL rentals. FOIL equipment is very specialized, sharp, fragile,… With that being said, what we do offer is a 2hrs Advanced Foiling Coaching lesson where we will meet you on the beach with all the equipment you will need and go foiling with you so you will have supervision and be able to demo the wide choice of foil gear F-One produces. We also offer a full 3hrs Intro to Foil w/ boat support. More info here.

Lessons

We have organized our lessons program around three different categories: KITE, SUP & FOIL.  

We do have beginner programs for KITE and SUP. However, to get into FOIL, you will need to be an accomplished kiteboarder and/or paddleboarder in the first place. Foiling is awesome but it’s a sport on its own that requires previous experience. Our instructors are the best in the business, learning the right way is key to your success.

All KITE, SUP or FOIL lessons includes gear. We will offer a 10% discount back at the store if after a lesson you decide to purchase gear. Note that if you are already an accomplished rider and want to do a one on one with an instructor to help you decide on what gear will suit you best, we will come with different gear for you to try.

Please fill out the 2 forms below if you are interested in our lessons program:

Lessons Sign Up Form

→ Release of Liability Agreement

KITE Lessons

SUP Lessons

FOIL Lessons