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!!

Back in 2006, 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. F-ONE has now 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 had grown to the point where we needed a space to showcase ALL those beautiful products. We have found the perfect spot 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.

New in 2018 is the addition of a showroom open week days from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm at our warehouse in South San Francisco to better serve the South Bay and Peninsula customers.

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

Hope to see you there! and/or on the water!

Nico Ostermann + Bruce Johnson + Billy Ackerman + Germain Michel

Manera in Sausalito
1201 C Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965
p. +1 415.763.7460
e.  info@manera.us
Monday to Friday – 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 6pm
Directions + Contact Form


Manera in South San Francisco
151 Haskins Way - Ste C, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Monday to Friday - 10am to 4 pm
p. +1 415.573.2619 
e.  info@manera.us
Closed on weekends
Directions + Contact Form