F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

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F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby ackermanbilly » Fri May 12, 2017 5:05 pm

It has been now more than 10 years that two guys with the same passion for water in general and kiteboarding in particular started a business to distribute kiteboarding products from this little known French company called F-One.

10 years later, F-One has grown into a well known kite, sup and 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 Caribbeans, Mexico and also Central American countries as far down as Peru.

Our 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 believe 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 will offer a full range of services from rentals, kite, foil and SUP lessons, clinics and of course the ability to demo products. We want our guests and dealers to experience the full immersion into the world of F-One & Manera.

Address: 1201 C Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 - (415) 339-9112

Hours of Operations:

Monday to Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 6pm

Come and check the store out, official opening day is May 13, 2017 !
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Re: F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby Yoda » Sat May 13, 2017 1:25 pm

F-One & Manera in Sausalito
Best in San Francisco
Who's next to set up a shop here in CA? Cabrinha?...
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Re: F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby jjm » Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 am

Are you giving (kite) lessons in the North Bay?
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Re: F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby sflinux » Wed May 24, 2017 7:42 am

Do you have any F-One Source kites available?
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Re: F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby NorCalNomad » Wed May 24, 2017 10:03 am

How's that Best shop working out?

Seems like a huge knife in the side of Boardsports, Bay Area Kitesurf, and Bluerush especially.
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Re: F-One & Manera opening flagship store in Sausalito

Postby nicolo » Thu May 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Hi guys

I thought I would bring some clarification to a couple comments made on this thread. Bay Area Kitesurf is the company that distributes F-One & Manera in North America and the new space in Sausalito is a component of our vision, so we can showcase and demo all the products (and we have a lot of them!) in one place, something that we felt was missing. We started Bay Area Kitesurf more than 10 years ago so we are not exactly new comers to the Bay Area. That new space is actually the former Bluerush retail space, since they closed it earlier this year and stopped producing their own boards as well. Bluerush will now focus their attention on hosting SUP events such as the Battle of the Bay, and F-One & Manera will actually equip its team. Even though F-One started as a kiteboarding company and is best known for it, the SUP collection has grown a lot and the new space in Sausalito is perfect for this with a public ramp access to the Richardson Bay just across the road, something that was important to us. With regards to Boardsports, we have known Jane & Rebecca from the very beginning and they were one of the first F-One dealer in the country! And of course anybody who wants F-One gear can continue to get it from them. In fact, we will do a joint demo with them and Nobile the week end of June 17/18 at 3rd Ave and Alameda or Coyote depending on wind. Hope to see you all there.

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