SICK of WINTER

we design high-quality and sustainable LONGBOARDS made in germany and organic and fair CLOTHING -
inspired by sunshine



TRAVEL

check where people travel, spend their time in the sun and get inspired for your next trip! find the location of all photos on our TRAVEL-MAP!

SAN SEBASTIAN
basque country

02-04-2015
by lucas

see TRAVEL-TIP

SAN-SEB is an amazing place to stop on your trip down the atlantic coast!
great city surf and place to go out and enjoy at night! you just drift along and enjoy some tapas, beer and wine.
VAN-PARKING right at the city beach at the schoolyard at the end of the beach. make sure you pay your meter, they'll check but let you sleep over!

CORAL COAST
fiji island

26-03-2015
 by isa

see TRAVEL-TIP

if you wanna get into true island-life, you can join the chief cook collecting fresh and tasty food daily from the local SIGATOKA MARKET.
SIGATOKA is a rural town, where local farmers sell their low priced variety of tropical fruits, root crops including yagona roots (kava), spices, seafood, freshwater mussels etc.
you can get selfmade honey, local coconut oil, tamarind paste, chutney and bananas by the stalk.
you should also try FIJI- CREAMBREAD. it's a traditional sweet butter bread as the island-alternative to usual candy, which is melting in 38 degrees outside temperature.
It tastes fantastic!

DESIGN-STORY

19-03-2015
by florian

making of SICK of WINTER LONGBOARDS // designed, engineered and made in germany

last week we visited our manufacturer BECKER KG – specialist in producing design-furniture made of plywood – in brakel, germany. we were able to check and document the incredible and scientific process of turning a whole tree into a SICK of WINTER LONGBOARD:

starting with ordering PEFC-certified beech and maple trees from surrounding forest, steaming and peeling them it to 1,1mm thin veneer, 7 layers of wood get pressed with heat and pressure into our 3-dimensional blanks. the high-precision 5-axis CNC-machine cuts out our perfect/different SHAPES.

those boards now get sanded and cleaned by hand – to be printed, oiled and finished by us.

get your SICK of WINTER LONGBAORD and more information here in our SHOP!

COSY CORNER
australia

13-03-2015
by katha

see TRAVEL-TIP

during my time in Australia i stayed in a place only a 2 minutes walk from this amazing beach.
never really understood why its never busy - i reckon it’s only known by locals.
 no tourists at all. on stormy days u really don't wanna go there because the wind will blow your mind of.
but on sunny summer days the best place to be on the world.

Plus; u always get to see wallabies on the way to the beach.

Catania, Sicily

05-03-2015
by lucas + rosa

see TRAVEL-TIP

check out this beautiful rocky place if you want to get away from Catania´s hectic. It is only a 15 min busride from the city. there are some amazing beaches where you can rent a boat and go for a snorkel and the village is big enough for everything you need and has also some good restaurants.
it´s a perfect stop if you want to vistit the etna.
AIR BNB offers great possibilites for accomondation.
suggested by lucas + rosa

find the location on our TRAVEL-TIPS!

MOUNTAINS OF STORMS

04-03-2015

see VIDEO

from california to patagonia

“8000 miles far away from the SUN and the SURF of CALIFORNIA - far away at the southern end of ARGENTINA, lies a wild land called PATAGONIA. from california, by car, on boart, by foot - 4 men came to climb a mountain that had been climed only twice before"

a documentary of an exiting adventure of 1968
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE THE VIDEO

SICK of WINTER LONGBOARDS

- 100% ecofriendly wood
- designed engineered and made in germany
- local maple and beech + 3mm bamboo-core
- 3D concave + flexible

find more information in our shop.

ECO-FRIENDLY
SICK of WINTER LONGBOARDS are designed, engineered and made in germany. With the goal to make great products made of eco-friendly materials, the combination of a 3mm renewable Bamboo core, local maple and beech veneer as well as certified bio-resin with german 3D molding technology makes our board a durable high performance longboard with little adverse impacts on the environment.

SUSTAINABLE
In contrast to the majority of longboards on the market, which mostly use polluting and toxic materials, our boards exclusively contain certified sustainable materials, such as FSC certified bamboo, PEFC certified local maple and beech as well as non-toxic resin. the local sourcing of most of the wood and the production in Germany furthermore guarantees little CO2 emissions and contributes to saving the environment.

WOODEN ENGINEERING
to create a flexible and ergonomic W-concave for a comfortable stance in the middle of the board and flares for performance and a solid stance towards the trucks - the wood is bended and pressed with heat. a 3mm core of flexible and renewable bamboo and 6 layers of maple (flex I) or beech (flex II) give the board a gentle and responsive flex. to achieve those attributes, we’re using special techniques used in furniture-design.

the veneer we use is made of local trees from the surrounded forests and peeled in brakel, GERMANY.

laTETE + SICK of WINTER
from the very beginning, we’re working together with laTETE from chile - artist, designer and DJ. we’re proud to present the first collaboration with SoW-clothing! as limited collection, we're printing the laTETE skate-design on our men ZIPPER, women HOODIE, SHIRTS and as an art-print on paper.

check out our new category SOW X ART on our shop for more art!

be part of laTETE’s work on facebook!

1zwo3 + SICK of WINTER
the local streetartist from bonn, germany, is known for his funny and sarcastic graphics all over the city!
working together on a special clothing-series, we thought it’s about time to put one of his most famous DESINGS on a SKATEBOARD!
get some of our MINI-CRUISER with the 1zwo3 BEETHOVEN-DESIGN here!

find more great work for 1zwo3 on www.1zwo3.tumblr.com


MEDIA

with our STRIPS and other videos, you're getting a special inside look on what we do, where we go and what party you might have missed the other night ;)
be part of the movement!

1LIVE – „MEIN TAG“!
this week before GREENSKATE, Johanna from 1LIVE is with us and telling you everyday between 18 and 19 o'clock, what's happening while we prepare to for the event.

listen live

SUN-DECKS individuals
here's our first series of individual mini-cruiser - newschool 3d concave - oldschool shape - 7 ply maple wood

READY FOR SUMMER!?!  - we are!

our CITY-CRUISER combine the advantages of longboarding and skateboarding.

our MINI-CRUISER shapes are retro and classic, with nose and a diamond tail - perfect for oldschool city-cruising and newschool street performance.


- fast and soft LONGBOARD WHEELS

- agile and silent transportation

- nose and tail

- skateboard-like 3D CONCAVE

- 7 ply maple wood

- waterbased screenprint

- special griptape design


SMALLER than a LONGBOARD - FASTER than a SKATEBOARD



with our SUN-DECK indivisual MINI-CRUISER, we combined newschool skating with the advantages of longboards and the style of oldschool skateboards.
our three shapes are perfect for cruising through the city and NOSE and TAIL give you all the opportunities a street-skateboard does.
we only use high-quatitly hardware with a setup of sunrise bearings, gunmetal pistol trucks and seismic or retro wheels.

SUN-MAP
the SoW-SUNMAP is our new app to find and post spots, where our SICK-of-WINTER pioneers travelled.
you will find the exact location of all photos on google-maps!

click on the sun-icon under every photo!

we are SICK of WINTER -
since we love sunshine we made it  our mission to design products to promote the most essential and important element in the world:
THE SUN

WE LOVE SUNSHINE
with our products, we want to communicate the spirit of sunshine, adventure, freedom and being outdoor! we're inspired by travelling, meeting people, cultures, communicating and socialising, art, music and sunshine.

SUSTAINABLE + RESPONSIBLE
with our passion for design, creation and adventure, our philosophy builds on two principles: Sustainability and Responsibility. We believe that sustainable and responsible business practices are the only way to uphold the integrity of our planet and enhance the well-being of all people.

DESIGN - INSPIRED BY SUNSHINE
- Our products are intended to be a long-lasting contribution towards a sustainable future - products which we truly believe in, environmentally and socially.
- Our clothing is fair-traded, from 100% certified organic cotton and colored with non-toxic dyes.
- Our packaging and hang tags are made of 100% biodegradable, recycled cardboard and printed by us.
- Our printing relies on water-based inks and environmentally safe coatings.

CLOTHING
Our first collection is made of organic cotton and certified with the highest standards of fair wear labels.

Photoshoot
for our clothes with DMNCnation from chile and Christopher Rausch.

Follow.the.sun
our atlantic tour 2013 took us down the french costline all the way to portugal to enlarge our summer for a bit.
Find our stops on our SUN