Mañana Skate Shop has been coming for a long time. It's owned and founded by Jaakko Ojanen and Vesa Ritola. The two met a long time ago skateboarding in the streets of Tampere, Finland (where Mañana is located in).
Jaakko Ojanen is of course now a pro for Element Skateboards, among other brands, and Vesa Ritola is mostly known for his legendary skate videos in the Finnish scene, as well as being the master mind behind El Rio Grind.
Jaakko and Vesa have been talking about having their own core skate shop for quite some time. Although the pressing times of Covid-19 doesn't seem like a good time to establish a brick and mortar store of any kind, they happened to find a good spot in the centre of Tampere and decided to go for it. Sometimes, when the opportunity arises to make a dream come true, even the not-so-good times are good for doing so.
Mañana Skate Shop is all about good times and a well curated selection of soft and hard skate goods.
So pop in to the store to get the latest gear and news from the skate scene, and you might even run into Jaakko Ojanen himself and get some pro tips. If you can't come to Tampere to visit the brick and mortar, you can shop the goods online. Mañana ships world wide.
As a new store, Mañana's selection is growing all the time and new brands and product categories are coming every day/week, so to get the latest info and see what new gear is coming, check this web store frequently and follow Mañana on Instagram.
-JK for Mañana
Jaakko's part in DC Shoes' Domino:
Vesa's part in the ERG classic "Hehkutus" from 2001: