Meet Jess

I've been immersed in the skate and snowboard industry since I was 15 years old and have learned so much along the way. I enjoy being on the other side of the counter now where I can share that knowledge and keep that next generation hyped on the activities that I love so much!

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20 January 2018

Ladies Shred Day 2018

Round up your girls and meet us at Wilmot on Saturday, January 20th at 10am for Ladies Shred Day 2018!

20 January 2018

The Big Chill Fundraiser 2018

Join us at the 8th Annual Big Chill Fundraiser on Saturday, January 20th at 8pm.

Best Big Mountain Snowboards 2018

Big mountain snowboarding requires the right kind of snowboard. We break down some of the hardest charging snowboards of winter '18.

Best Beginner Snowboards 2018

Sorting thru a sea of beginner snowboards and not sure where to begin? We got you. We break down our top picks for newbies for winter 2018.

Best All Mountain Snowboards 2018

Mornings on the groomers and afternoon in the trees means that you need the perfect all mountain snowboard.

Best Park Snowboards 2018

For those that like to play all day, we break down the best park snowboards of the 2018 season. All your favorite brands and their most shred-ready boards for your viewing pleasure.

Arbor Snowboards 2018

Over 20 years in the game, Arbor Snowboards continues to bring it each season with new shapes and updates on their staples. We break down our personal favorite for the winter '18 season.

Never Summer Snowboards 2018

Over 25 years strong, Never Summer Snowboards is back with an insane collection of boards for the Winter '18 season. Still some of the most eco-friendly boards in the industry and still made in the good ole USA, Never Summer continues to be the small brand doing big things.

Jones Snowboards 2018

Jones Snowboards are known for those who want to go big and tackle the most grand terrain on earth. The 2018 Jones Snowboard collection is no exception. Read on for some of our top picks from the 2018 Jones Snowboard lineup.

Burton Snowboards 2018

The OG in the game is still as relevant as ever - and the 2018 collection from Burton Snowboards may just be their best yet. We break down our personal favorites, including some brand new models, to help you find the perfect ride.

Roxy Snowboards 2018

With years in the women's snowboarding game, Roxy Snowboards has yet to let us down. We break down their top models for winter 2018.

YES Snowboards 2018

With a team full of heavy hitters and some seriously creative minds in the development department, Yes Snowboards continues to dominate. Check out our personal favorites from their winter '18 collection and maybe find your next board.

Lib Tech Snowboards 2018

Decades deep in the game, one of the "greenest" companies out there and still made in the USA - Lib Tech Snowboards are one of our favorites for obvious reasons. Check out some of our favorite boards from their brand new 2018 collection.

Now Bindings 2018

Taking inspiration from skateboarding, Now Bindings changed the game. Now a few years in and their collection is better than ever. See what Now is cooking for the winter '18 season.

Union Bindings 2018

Pushing the limits of design and innovation, Union Bindings is back for the 2018 season with some of the best snowboard bindings in the industry. See what sets them apart from the rest and how they continue to stay on top of the game.

Burton Bindings 2018

Burton snowboard bindings are thought of by many to be the best snowboard bindings available. We break down some of our favorite snowboard binding picks from the Burton winter 2018 collection here.

21 jun 2017

Go Skateboarding Day 2017

Wednesday, June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day. Join us at Wilson Skatepark in Chicago for an afternoon of skateboarding, giveaways, contests and all around good times.

03 jun 2017

Hamburgers and Handrails 2017

Hamburgers and Handrails is back June 3rd, 2017 at Wilson Skate Park.

Burton Snowboards 2017

In the game since you were in diapers and somehow still managing to lead the way, Burton Snowboards is back for winter '17 with some of their best boards yet.

Jones Snowboards 2017

Big Mountain Jermey Jones is back with another year of powder and steep quiver killers. Get the low down on Jones 2017 Snowboards here.

Never Summer Snowboards 2017

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Never Summer Snowboards is back with what seems to be their best collection yet. See what the crew in Denver has been up to and potentially find your next board right here on this list.

Arbor Snowboards 2017

Coming into their 3rd decade making boards, Arbor snowboards is still keeping it classy with their natural look. See what the crew has in store for winter 2017.

Capita Snowboards 2017

You know you've hit the next level when you are able to construct your own snowboard factory - and that's exactly what Capita has been up to the past year. Check out the winter '17 collection and learn all about The Mothership below.

Union Bindings 2017

One of the best in the game for a good reason, the Union Bindings 2017 lineup is just as amazing as you would expect it to be. Here is a list of our personal favorites.

26 jan 2017

Windward x Sheffields x Breck Brew Event

Never Summer snowboard giveaway at Sheffield's on Jan 26, 2017? Yes, please...

Lib Tech Snowboards 2017

A couple decades deep and still rolling with one of the most impressive teams in snowboarding, Lib Tech snowboards is back for another season and looking better than ever.

Best Snowboard Goggles

We break down the most technically awesome and best snow goggles of the winter 2017 season.

Best Snowboard Boots 2017

Your feet want the best snowboard boots they can find to make the most fun on the mountain. Here is a list of the best snowboard boots for 2017.

Best Snowboard Bindings 2017

The right snowboard bindings are a key piece of your snowboard setup. Here are the best snowboard bindings for winter 2017.

Best Beginner Snowboards 2017

Learning to snowboard can be easy when you've got the best beginner snowboard. Here are some easy to ride snowboards to help make your skills next level.

Best Park Snowboards 2017

We are Midwest snowboarders and if there is one category we are well versed in, it's what makes the best park snowboards. Witness what's out for 2017.

Best Big Mountain Snowboards 2017

If your adventures take you to uncharted territories and heights in the clouds, then you probably need one of the best big mountian snowboards on this list.

Best All Mountain Snowboards 2017

A true all mountain snowboard can get the job done regardless of conditions. We compiled a list of the best all mountain snowboards for winter 2017.

7 oct 2016

Windward Highland Park Ladies Shopping Night and Jewelry Trunk Show

Join us from 6-8pm for complimentary drinks, snacks, a first look at our winter 2017 collection and of course direct access to Erin's beautiful handmade jewelry

16 sep 2016

Chill Chicago Golf Scramble

Join Windward and our good friends at the Chicago Chill Foundation for the first annual Chill Chicago Golf Scramble!

Best Downhill Longboards 2016

If you've got a need for speed then your next downhill longboard is definitely on this list. We break down the best downhill longboards for summer 2016.

Best Cruiser Longboards 2016

A good cruiser board is like a best friend that you can stash in your locker. We made a list of our favorite cruiser boards for summer 2016 so you can find your next "best friend".

Best Carving Longboards 2016

The results are in - we've got a list of the industries best carving longboards for summer 2016!

27 jul 2016

Windward x Brooklyn Cloth x Chill Foundation Pop Up Shop Party

Join Windward, Brooklyn Cloth and the Chicago Chill Foundation for a one-night-only pop up shop party and a chance to win 2 x 4-day passes to Lollapalooza!

Loaded Longboard Review 2016

Doing it better than so many brands, since 2000, Loaded has perfect the art of longboard technology. We break down what makes them the best and which boards are our personal favorites.

Burton US Open 2016 Recap

The ladies of Windward took to the Burton US Open - here is a recap of all the fun we had.

2017 Snowboard Gear Demo at SIA Recap

Once again, tradeshow season has come and gone and the SIA 2016 Demo was everything we hoped it would be. Here is the list of our favorites.

06 feb 2016

Ladies Shred Day 2016

The snowboard event you ladies wait all year for is finally upon us. Here are the details for Ladies Shred Day 2016!

Understanding Backcountry Gear

If your next adventure is taking you out of bounds, you need to make sure you have all the right backcountry gear. Here is a list of some important gear you'll need to have with you.

Snow Helmets

How To Buy A Snow Helmet

Wetsuit Gloves

How To Choose Wetsuit Gloves

Wetsuit Booties

What to Look For In Wetsuit Booties


Shopping for a Fleece?

Snow Goggles

How To Buy Snow Goggles

snow accessories

What Snowboard Accessories Do I Need?

Snow Pads

Do I Need Snowboard Pads?

Snowboard Bags

How To Buy A Snowboard Bag

Gloves and Mitts

How To Buy Snowboard Gloves

Base Layers

Do I need a Base Layer?

Snow Socks

How To Buy Snowboard Socks

Snowboard Pants

How To Buy Snowboard Pants

Snowboard Jackets

What Snowboard Jacket Should I Buy?


Tips for Picking Out New Shoes

Women's Swimwear Bottoms

How Do I Choose the Right Swimsuit Bottom?

Women's Swimwear Tops

How Do I Choose the Right Swimsuit Top?

Longboard Wheels

What Longboard Wheel Should I Get?

Skateboard Decks

How To Buy A Skateboard Deck

Skateboard Trucks

What Skateboard Trucks Should I Choose?

Skateboard Wheels

What Skateboard Wheel Should I Choose?


Do I Need A Rashguard?

Wetsuits and Vests

What to Look For In a Wetsuit or Life Jacket


What to Look For In Boardshorts

SUP Paddles

What to Look For in a SUP Paddle

SUP accessories

What Accessories Do I Need With My SUP?


What Sandals To Choose

Riviera Paddlesurf Paddleboard Review 2015

The SUP season is upon us and Riviera Paddlesurf is back with another killer collection of boards. New colors, sizes and shapes for every type of paddler.

Longboard Completes

How To Buy a Longboard Complete

sup boards

What To Look For In A Stand Up Paddle Board

25 apr 2015

Surfrider Chicago Hangs Upon Nothing Video Premiere

Join us at the Hangs Upon Nothing video premiere with Surfrider Chicago on April 25th - 2pm at the Logan Theater.

Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards 2015

No, these are not glorified floaties. These are high quality, super durable, extra stable inflatable SUP boards designed for all-around paddling in 2015.

Spring Break Must Haves 2015

You made it through another brutal winter and spring break is finally here. Don't blow it by forgetting good party supplies. Read on for good ideas...

Volcom Footwear 2015

Just when you thought this OG brand could not get any better, they go and do something like this. Introducing, Volcom Footwear 2015.

Ladies Shred Day 2015 Recap

Ladies Shred Day 2015 was a huge success! Great weather, rad ladies and good times all around.

Burton Camping Gear X Big Agnes

Burton has teamed with Big Agnes for a line of camping gear to change the camping world forever. We take a look at the new line.

Windward Bus Trip 2/7 Recap

Another local bus trip under our belt and good times were had by all. Check out the recap below.

Naish SUP Paddleboard Review 2015

The Naish 2015 SUP board lineup has hit arrived and it's everything we hoped it would be and more.

Best Snowboard Socks 2015

The right pair of snowboard socks can make your day. The wrong pair of random knee high gym socks can wreck your day. Don't blow it. See below...

24 jan 2015

Windward 2015 First Bus Trip Recap

Our first bus trip of the season was a bluebird day at Chestnut Mountain! Thanks to Windy City Ski and everyone that was on the bus.

Nike Snow Goggles 2015

Nike has a new snow goggle line in collaboration with Dragon and it's pretty awesome. Check out these Nike Snow goggles for winter 2015.

Backcountry Backpack Review 2015

If you plan on exploring the backcountry, you will need the right pack. Here's a list of our favorite backcountry backpacks for the winter 2015 season.

Starboard SUP Paddleboard Review 2015

From small surf to big races, the Starboard SUP 2015 lineup has a board for every paddler. Read on, your next board might be on this list.

Superfeet Insoles Review

High quality insoles without the intimidating price tag. We look at how Superfeet Insoles have just what you need to treat your body better.

Winter Apparel Top Picks - 2015

Low temps? No problem, we've got what you need. We cover all things awesome when it comes to mens and women's winter apparel for winter '14-'15 season.

20 oct 2014

Skate Punk Monday at Deliliah's

Skate Videos, Punk Rock, Cheap Drinks and Free Swag. It's Skate Punk Monday at Delilah's.

Burton Support Local Snowboard Line 2015

Help support the core snowboard shop. The Burton Support Local Snowboard Line 2015 is better than ever and only available at core boardshops.

02 oct 2014

Erin Donnelly Ellis Jewelry Trunk Show

Join us for a Windward ladies night special with guest Erin Donnelly Ellis and her Jewelry Trunk Show on Thurs, Oct 2nd 5-8pm at Windward.

Women's Fall Apparel Must Haves 2014

As the seasons evolve, our closets need to do the same thing. Here is a hand picked list of our favorite women's fall apparel for the upcoming season.

Mens Fall Apparel Must Haves 2014

Mother Nature is about to give us all a cold shoulder. Be prepared, in style, with help from our mens fall apparel must have list for fall 2014.

Beach Necessities 2014

Don't show up to the beach looking like a rookie. Take a look at our beach necessities list and make sure you've got what you need for your day in the sun.

Lollapalooza and Music Fest Must Haves

Lollapalooza weekend is upon us and music fest season is in full swing. Be prepared for your local fest with this handy checklist.

Landyachtz Longboards 2014

Landyachtz creates some of the best longboards on the market. We have put together some of our favorites in our review of Landyachtz Longboards 2014 Edition.

2014 New Balance Numeric Shoes

New Balance has mastered footwear for decades, now it's time for them to get that same reputation in the skate industry. Introducing New Balance Numeric.

Best SUP Yoga Boards 2014

Ready to take your yoga practice to the water? Here is a list of some of the best SUP yoga boards for 2014.

Naish SUP Paddleboard Review 2014

Their best line of boards yet? Quite possibly. We review the 2014 Naish SUP lineup.

Where To Skate In Chicago

It's that time of year again! Knock the dust off your board, here is a list of where to skate in Chicago.

Men's Summer Apparel Hot List

Dudes. Summer is here and your wardrobe needs an update. Have no fear, we make shopping easy with the Men's Summer Apparel Hot List.

Women's Summer Apparel Hot List

Summer is here and we need that closet looking right! Windward Ladies bring you a Women's Summer Apparel Hot List.

The Best SUP Paddles 2014

You found the perfect SUP board and now it's time to find the perfect paddle. We run down our favorite 2014 SUP paddles.

Best Beginner Stand UP Paddle Boards 2014

When the staff at the rental shack knows you on a first name basis, it's time to buy your own board. Introducing the best 2014 beginner sup boards.

13 jun 2014

Skullcandy Women's Launch Party

A new line of headphones from Skullcandy is out just for women so we're celebrating with a Skullcandy Women's Launch Party.

Best Inflatable Stand UP Paddle Boards 2014

Easy to store, high quality and a ton of fun in the water. We run you through the Best 2014 Inflatable SUP Boards.

The Best Carving Longboards for 2014

Turning heads across the longboard world. These are the best carving longboards for 2014.

Riviera Paddlesurf Paddleboard Review 2014

If you were a fan of Riviera Paddlesurf last summer, just wait until you see what they have in store for summer 2014.

2014 Men's Boardshorts First Look

Summer's on the way so don't sleep and miss out on all the good 2014 men's boardshorts for this season. Here is a sneak peak of our personal faves.

SUP Boards First Look 2014

A quick look at some of our favorite 2014 sup boards for the 2014 stand up paddle board season.

2014 Women's Swimwear First Look

Snow may still be on the ground but our selection of 2014 women's swimwear has us heating up quite nicely! Here is a sneak peak of what's to come.

What Do You Need to SUP in Cold Water?

Had enough of the winter blues and really want to get out and SUP? Here is a list of what you'll need to SUP in cold water.

2014 Outerwear for Ultimate Versatility

Does your snow jacket/pant perform well on the cold and warm days? Join us as we explore the best 2014 outerwear for ultimate versatility.

2014 Outerwear For Ultimate Warmth

Be prepared for whatever winter brings with some of the toughest outerwear for ultimate warmth we could find for winter '14.

Best Park Snowboards for 2014

We ride the Midwest, which means we ride park. Here is a list of some of our favorite park snowboards for winter 2014.

Best Beginner Snowboard Boots for 2014

Finding the perfect pair of beginner snowboard boots is possible, we promise. It just takes some searching. Don't just settle. The right boot is out there!

Best Beginner Snowboard Bindings for 2014

Finding that perfect first setup is easy when you know what you're looking for. Here are a few of our favorite beginner-friendly bindings for this season.

Best Beginner Snowboards for 2014

Buying your first board doesn't have to be an overwhelming process. Here is a list of our favorite beginner snowboards for winter 2014.

7 Reasons To Invest In Your Own Snowboard Gear

Tired of waiting in line for sub-par equipment? This just might be the winter to pull the trigger on some snowboard gear of your own!

5 Things You Must Do In Chicago Before Summer Ends

Fall is approaching and warm summer nights are winding down. Here is a list of five things you must do in Chicago before the summer season is over.

The Perfect Backpack and Luggage Picks - Fall/Winter 2014

If there is one things we know for sure, it's that all journeys are worth taking. We happen to have the perfect backpack and luggage choices for that adventure of yours.

Mens Fall 2013 Apparel - Our Top Picks

Hot summer days are winding down so its time to stock up on some fresh mens fall 2013 apparel. Lucky for you, we've already made a list of our favorites.

Top Picks in Mens Fall 2013 Shoes

We agree that fall is a great time for a new pair of shoes. Here is a little list with some of our personal favorites in mens fall 2013 shoes.

Women's Apparel - Early Fall Must Haves

Before you start crying that summer is almost over, we have a whole list of reasons for you to love the beginning of fall.

The Element Eden Fall 2013 Collection

With roots in skateboarding, art and fashion, Element Eden is a brand that we love and we know you will too. Here is what they've been cooking for fall 2013.

Skyline SUP 2013 Event Recap

The first annual Skyline SUP event was a huge success. For those that missed the event, here is a recap and reasons not to miss it next year.

2013 Women's Shorts Review

Is Daisy Duke your hero? Ours too. Here is a list of the hottest shorts for this summer that our girl Daisy would definitely approve of.

Summer's Best Dresses List 2013

Our favorite season has arrived and it's time to get those summery styles out of the back of your closet. Here is a rundown of this summer's best dresses.

Womens Maaji Swimwear - Brand New

Swimwear like you've never seen it before. Our favorite new brand that just landed in the shop fresh and lovely Maaji Swimwear.

2013 Sunglasses Overview

Summer is here and the sun is out. Here is a list of our favorite sunglasses for summer 2013.

21 jun 2013

Go Skateboarding Day 2013

Go Skateboarding Day 2013 at Wilson Skatepark will take place on June 21st and you should be there with all your friends.

Riviera Paddlesurf Paddleboard Review 2013

One of our favorite brands is back for Summer 2013 and the lineup is better than ever. Introducing - Riviera Paddlesurf 2013.

11 JUN 2013

SUP Fitness with Chicago SUP North Ave Beach

Join Windward and Chicago SUP for a complimentary SUP fitness event and stand up paddle day on Tuesday, June 11th from 4-7pm.

08 jun 2013

Windward Hamburgers and Handrails

A day of skateboarding, giveaways and bbq. Windward Hamburgers and Handrails at Wilson Skatepark on June 8th, 2013.

Understanding Skateboard Wheels

What do all these numbers and shapes mean? Let us help you out. Here's a handy guide to understanding skateboard wheels.

Best SUP Yoga Boards 2013

Yoga? On a paddle board? In the water? Yes, that's right. We fell in love with SUP Yoga last summer and we have a feeling you are about to do the same.

Best Touring/Race Stand Up Paddle Boards 2013

Like to go fast? Check. Like to go on long distance paddle adventures? Check. We review some of the top 2013 touring/race stand up paddle boards.

QuickBlade Paddle Review 2013

The name says it all. When you are ready to take your SUP paddle game to the next level - the obvious choice is the one and only, QuickBlade Paddles.

Understanding Nixon Watches

Investing in a time piece can be a daunting task. We will break down all the info needed to sort thru a sea of Nixon Watches - and find one perfect for you.

What to Bring to a Chicago Street Festival

If there is one thing Chicago is good at, it's throwing a street festival. Here's a summer street festival checklist to have the best party summer ever.

Sun Bum Sunscreen Line Review

We love being in the sun but we don't love harsh sun burns and leathery looking skin. For the sun kissed look we crave, we trust our skin to Sun Bum.

Best All Around Stand Up Paddle Boards 2013

Looking for one SUP board that can do it all? We've got a run down of this season's best all around stand up paddle boards.

03 MAY 2013

Windward Gear Up Giveaway Winner #1

The first of four winners has just been chosen for the Windward Gear Up Giveaway!

A Chicago SUP Customer Interview - Joseph G

Chicago SUP'er and resident by way of California, Joseph came in last summer and bought an inflatable SUP board. Let's check in to see how he likes it.

Understanding Jeans

We can't go the fitting room and try them on for you, but we can break down the terminology to try to make the process easier. Understanding jeans.

Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2013

Sharing is caring. If your family shares a stand up paddle board, an adjustable SUP paddle is a must. Here are a few of our personal favorites.

Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards 2013

In love with SUP but no place to store a large board? An inflatable stand up paddle board is what you need. Let's review the best 2013 inflatable SUP's.

The Best 2013 Skateboard Bearings

Your skateboard not rolling like it used to? Chances are it's time for some new bearings. We've got your guide to the best 2013 skateboard bearings ever.

Best Cruiser Boards For 2013

Looking to get around in style this summer? Might be time for a sweet little cruiser board.

Understanding Wetsuits

Stay in the colder water longer . This guide will explain all you need to know to find the perfect wetsuit for any water temperature.

The Hurley Phantom - A Living Legend

You don't win SIMA's "Boardshort Of The Year" 5 times in a row by being an average boardshort. Just ask the Hurley Phantom.

Indo Boards - Get Your Balance On

Balance training in the comfort of your own home is easy with the Indo Board. It is a must have for athletes of any kind.

Best Stand Up Paddle Boards for Beginners 2013

Ready to get your SUP on but not sure where to start? We break down the best stand up paddle boards for beginners in 2013.

The Top Outdoor and Action Sports Charities

Good people doing great things. We break down our favorite action sports charities and non-profit foundations.

Sales Rep Jon Macho - Interview With An Insider

A day in the life of the Midwest rep game. Five questions with sales rep Jon Macho.

2013 Spring Break Must Haves

Cabin fever got you ready for some serious sun? We've got what you need for the best spring break ever.

Spy Happy Lens Sunglasses Review

Your eyes are about to get their party on. Introducing the Spy Happy Lens.

The Best Spring Snowboard Resorts

Snowboard season is almost over? Not at these shred-ready spring snowboard resorts.

Top Snowboard Goggle Picks for 2013

Don't protect your precious cargo with a pair of $20 snowboard goggles. We will give you the run down on the best the industry has to offer.

Windward 2013 Snowboarding Bus Trip #1 Recap

40 degrees and sunny in Wisconsin for our first midwest snowboarding bus trip of the season? Sounds good to us...

24 jan 2013

Holidazed 3 with J-Niice

Celebrate the survival of the holiday season with your favorite morning man, J-niice and Windward Boardshop at our third annual Holidazed party.

Ariel Ries of Aerial Skateboard Afterlife

Small business owner, jewelry maker and most importantly - a lifelong skater. Let's see how Ariel Ries has time for it all.

Rock N Ride 2012 Midwest Snowboarding Recap

Oh Rock N Ride, you never let us down. Rain can't stop this midwest snowboard party.

Burton 2014 Demo Recap - 2 Days In Utah

Hey Jess, wanna go to Utah for two days an try out some 2014 Burton product? ....Uh, Yes.

Everything You Need To Know To Join USASA

Ready to take your snowboard game to the next level? We break down all you need to know about joining USASA and how to start your journey to snowboard pro.

People We Love - Al from Character Skateboards

Chicago-based skate company Character Skateboards has been holding down the city for over ten years. We sat down with the man behind it all, Alan Butella.

Interview with Burton Boot Developer Fran Orlando

Want to know what the Burton Boot Department is up to? We got some insider info just for our readers.

2 Years Later - Looking Back At The Windward Makeover

Ever wonder how we pulled it off? Sometimes we do too. Here's an inside look at what really went down during the big Windward remodel.

Healthy Eating During The Holiday Season

Trying to slim down for snowboard season but the holidays got in the way? We've got some tips for healthy eating during the holiday season.

Remind Insoles - Products We Love

The solution to all your foot-related issues is here. Affordable and awesome, Remind Insoles.

Naish Racing and Touring SUP Boards 2013

Ready to take your SUP game to the next level? Let's review the best stand up paddle boards Naish has to offer.

Help our good friend Reggie Destin

Help support Chicago skater Reggie Destin.

Fall Clothing & Other Reasons We Love This Season

Summer is over. Looking for some sweet new fall clothing? We got what you need.

How To Choose The Right Outerwear Kit

Keeping warm and dry is key to having a good time out on the snow. Let's go over a few things to optimize your outerwear setup.

Holden Winter 2013 Outerwear Review

Holden has finally arrived at Windward with a collection built around technology, style, and function. Check it out!

Party at The Red Bull 3Style DJ Competition

The world series of DJ'ing just went down in Chicago.

Rogue SUP Paddleboard Review 2013

A hand-picked list of our favorite stand up paddle boards from Rogue SUP.

Top 5 Slide Gloves for 2012

Getting tricky with that longboard of yours? Suit up with some sweet slide gloves.

How To Choose the Right Snowboard Setup

Finding a snowboard that does what you want doesn't have to be confusing.

How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddle Board Setup

So you've paddled a few times and now it's time to buy? Read on for some quick tips about how to choose the right stand up paddle board.

5 Reasons To Own A Stand Up Paddle Board

Considering a Stand Up Paddle Board? Here are 5 reasons to pull the trigger.

Orangatang Wheels - Products We Love

Take a look at the best of the best in longboard wheels, the one and only - Orangatang.

Naish SUP Paddleboard Review 2013

If you've caught SUP fever, you are not alone. Here is some info about one of our favorite brands.

Top 10 Reasons To Go To Snowboard Camp

Why you should break out that piggy bank and get going on that snowboard camp fund.

How To Choose The Right Skateboard

What you need to look for when you're ready to build a skateboard complete.

Almost Skateboards - Deck Tech Explained

Super impact uber double, what? Almost deck tech broken down in real people speak.

YES 2013 Snowboard Lineup - Products We Love

Take a peek at what YES Snowboards is putting out for winter 2013.

People We Love - Autobahn's Doug Johnson

A quick chat with an insider over at Autobahn Wheel Company.

Wrigleyville, from an insiders point of view

We know what you think of the neighborhood - but this could change your mind.

People We Love - Windy City Waterman Matt Lennart

Five questions with the Windy City Waterman - Matt Lennart.

People We Love - Niche's Alex Turley

Some background on a little brand that's doing big things.

13 may 2011

Recap: May 13th - Manor Summer Fashion Show

Join us at Manor for the lowdown on hot styles for Summer 11'. RSVP here.

4-6 mar 2011

Ahhh, Midwest Snowfest 2011.

Midwest snowfest. Too Much Fun Snowboarding.