SICK of WINTER
we design high-quality and sustainable LONGBOARDS made in germany and organic and fair CLOTHING -
inspired by sunshine
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!
we're back in cologne form our little trip to portugal,
helping the GOODTIMES SURFCAMP to get ready for the new season!
we know malte, jan, nora and marko from cologne, but being part of this happy and funny team was a pleasure!
the 3 houses are located at the bay of ANCORA, north of PORTO. all of them offer a stunning view over the sea and an amazing collection of tradition games and comics like 'tim und struppi' and 'wo ist walter' :)
besides the accomodation, the GOODTIMES SURFCAMP offers a perfect combination of SURFING, YOGA and GREAT FOOD!
the nearby bay offers different beach-breaks, for beginner to intermediate and taking a yoga-lesson with ju on the plateau is definetly worth it!
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more infos and pics from GOODTIMES: www.goodtimes-surfcamp.de
i always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands - untouched nature, evolution, loneliness.
it is far from that. especially the main island, Santa Cruz, is crowded by tourists.
in spite of everything, nature finds its way to touch you. so much there to discover. i took a trip to Bartholome Island around 3h away from Santa Cruz - there I found what I expected from the Galapagos. an uninhabitated island made of lava rocks surrounded by turquoise water and an underwater world I saw before only in documentaries. sea lions and penguins are sharing the swim with you.
however. forget about sharks. sun is there your greatest enemy. on midday it stands in zenith and burns you mercilessly. yes, there were Britains, and yes, they had a sunburned skin tank top.
let us not forget here that the Galapagos are also a prudently used income source for the Ecuadorian government. you gonna pay everywhere. starting at the airport in Guayaquil, 'Oh you wanna fly to the Galapagos. pay the 20 $ here and you can go.' Arriving on the Baltra airport, 'Oh, you wanna stay at Galapagos? You have to pay the foreigner fee. Don't mind, it's only 100 $.' Then, on the island, 'Oh, you have no cash? Then the tax is not 2.4% but 12.4%.'
i waited my ass off at every little counter from the airport in Guayaquil until i got on the bus in Baltra and nevertheless, i will return.
one of the best times in my life.
freedom for rent - if you ever wanted to make that trip down the coast of SPAIN and PORTUGAL – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE :)
our friends from SURF-CARS.com offer you FREEDOM FOR RENT!
get yourself an old classic VW T3 fully equipped home and discover the coastline, find spots and sleep right there for your morning-session!
the easiest way to fly cheap and still have opportunity to travel independent! rent wetsuits and boards so you don't need any luggage ;)
book your next adventure on: www.surf-cars.com
Israel – surrounded by conflicts but never the less a home for countless nations and religions. not necessarily the number one travel destination for a lot of people.
until some time ago I did not have any connection to this country or its inhabitants. not till my friends from LGC went there to make a longboard movie last year.
it surprised me in a way but at the same time it made me really curious. because even in the small world of longboarding, this fact lead to differences of opinion. but Israel means so much more then political and religious conflicts. even if they are part of Israeli life. then in January of this year I suddenly happened to get to know the Israeli hosts of my friends, that in the same time run a longboard company – Dasilva Boards.
we instantly clicked and after a short time an invitation to their home country followed. I decided shorthand that I would love to get this adventure started and to visit the foreign land. for preparation I read a magazine for political education about Israel from 1995 that my sister found while she was clearing up her stuff.
I wanted to stay unprejudiced and for that reason I did not collect further information besides the experiences of friends that went there and told me positive things throughout. shortly after my landing and several safety checks I got a sunny and warm welcome by Ben, one of the founders of Dasilva Boards. the adventure started wit a drive to Ben’s wonderful little country house in the middle of green fields and fragrant orange trees at about 30 minutes away from Tel Aviv.
read the full article on SMILE AT YOURSISTER!
my world trip leads me through South America, Oceania and Asia.
i found out about Jericoacoara in a travel blog long before i started and knew that i wanna travel this place. definitely worth it!
great mix between adventure and chill-out. as Jeri is situated in a kind of desert – around an hour trip away from civilization – you travel the last part in a kind of open truck that maneuvers you through dunes and water holes. drivers are quite experienced and drive with an incredible tempo. your bones won't forget that trip, i promise!
and don't try to use your cellphone when seated to the windows. i saw mobiles gone forever.
do not expect too much comfort in Jeri – it is a hippie village. it is dirty and each time you visit a supermarket (yes they exist) you get this taste of fruits that have been stored way too long. crossing the streets you might meet a horse or a dog – they just run around there belonging to nobody.
when staying at the lagoon 'Lagua Paraiso' you have to wait at the street for a pick-up that takes you back to Jeri. thinkin' about what time to go, watch the boy with the BMX bike – if his circles around you get closer … it's time to go.
let afghan people go surfing // WRAA
we're happy to support our friends from 'WAVERIDING ASSOSIATION AFGHANISTAN' who are hosting the first afghan surf championship in portugal this year! a number of afghan surfers who live all over the world will gather in Portugal to compete for the honor of being crowned the FIRST NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPION OF AFGHANISTAN!
support their goals – one of them: find an undiscoverd spot and name it 'new kabul' - on INDIEGOGO:
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!
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!
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!
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.
by lucas + rosa
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
Our first collection is made of organic cotton and certified with the highest standards of fair wear labels.
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