On the tip of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, Abersoch captivates, stimulates and revitalizes those who come to play on
its surrounding waters and beaches. The diversity of locations and conditions is unique to this area, make it a choice
spot amongst surfers, windsurfers, sailors, SUP and wakeboarders alike.
At OFFAXIS we are totally addicted. Once our former holiday destination, Abersoch has now been our home for many years,
while some parts have changed the costline remains un-spoilt and continues to offer many activity options from Surfing,
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP and wake/waterskiing and more...
We have two stores one in Abersoch on the one way sytem as you are leaving underneath Glanafon garage. This was our first location, whilst the shop is compact there is plenty of stock, surfboards, wakeboards, wetsuits, accessories and plenty of summer clothing!
A more recent addition is our shop in Pwllheli where we have plenty of space. This shop is more focused for boating, with plenty of Ringo's / inflatables, SUP boards, Kayaks and wakeboards and waterskis. Not to mention the base for Nautique boats as the Authorised Welsh dealer and PCM dealer.
What ever your water related product needs are, we can help. Boasting the biggest range of water sports equipment in the area if we haven't got what you are after, chances are we can get it. Pop in and pay us a visit.
Offaxis (formerly) AOA was started by Tim Mackley and Johnny robinson down on the main beach in Abersoch in 1996. Abersoch Ocean Adventures was born, offering tuition in waterskiing wakeboarding, windsurfing and surfing. One of the early Wakeboard comp riders, Johnny 'Tantrum'(as he became known), has been riding since boards had pointy
fronts and bindings were, shall we say in the early stages of development. Active involvement in the industry
over time has given Johnny a great insight into the developments of the sport and its equipment. He still rides,
but it tends to be when its really flat and sunny, and if there is any fuel left after the kids! A sports science
graduate Bsc Hons, Johnny is a fully qualified beach life guard, BWS Wakeboard & Water Ski instructor, SBDA examiner,
BWS Instructor Trainer and BSA Instructor. An instinctive and nurturing teacher, Johnny's experience and knowledge
is on hand to guide you in the right direction.
Tomos is by far one of the most productive members of the team. Known as TOM BOY, Tomos is a keen mechanic/RLNI member/lifeguard/car detailer/lighting engineer/web designer and more.... he can be found either changing the oil on his Land Rover or valeting any number of cars (so feel free to inquire for
prices)! With invaluable local knowledge of the surrounding waters and area, Tomos is a Seasoned wakeboard instructor with more boat driving qualifications than you can imagine. Combined and years of experience, if you are on the boat with him then you are in good hands. Occasionally to be seen in either of the shops if he has a spare moment between his very full schedule of work! When heavily persuaded
to let someone else take the helm of the Nautique boat, Tomos also loves a good shred!
Brett is no stranger to the water-sports world, with world titles to his name he has been influential in the three event and wakeboard world for many years. A prevalent British Team member who still holds British titles and can be seen at key wakeboard comps in the UK. Offaxis are very lucky to have Brett as a Wakeboard and Waterski instructor in the summers running the boat out of Pwllheli Marina. In the winters he can be found in Antiqua where he has set up ONE LOVE ACADEMY his own Wake/Surf/SUP activity. With the latest Head Zone helmets on hand and Bretts years of experience there is no better combination to ensure fun and progressive learning, no matter what your level.
Ted had been under Jacks wing over the past seasons training as a Surf Instructor and head Shop staff, Ted is now a very important member of the Offaxis team. He has great product knowledge of everything we have to offer and has been surfing and wakeboarding since he was a small grom. So chances are he has used any of the water related items we are selling! Now..... not so small Ted has turned into the finished article, a product of his mentor Jack with his own charismatic twist.....watch out ladies Charming Ted will be about this summer running surf lessons and in the Shop.
Beck similar to Ted has been an Offaxis team player for many seasons now. Typically found at the Harbourside shop or the Warren Shack in the summer season. Beck a good allrounder he surfs, wakeboards and wakesurfs. His main passion is SUP and Beck has been paddeling the bay since he was very young on perhaps one of the earliest rigid boards we had way back over a decade ago. For advise on SUP boards and or for some 1:1 lessons Beck is on hand. His laid back approach instantly puts customers at ease weather you are in the shop purchasing a SUP or out for your first lesson.