SNOWCAT FREESURFING CAMP
We've just finished our first ever snowcat freesurfing camp. Three magic days in Macedonia were one of the best trips we've ever experienced. The Shar Planina mountains gave us 80 centimeters of fresh snow and Macedonia and the good people of Eskimo Freeride gave us a new second home.
We are going back next season! Together with the snowsurfers of Sunrise snowsurf Shop we will organize Moss Snowstick test riding, three days of cat access freeriding, discovering an unknown beautiful new country. Guiding, avalanche safety material, transport, food, everything you need taken care of. 12 spots available for february 2016. We're taking reservations from now, email us for questions, reservations and details at by clicking here
WELCOME TO THE SNOWSURF REVOLUTION
We are proud and happy to be able to show you the 2016 Moss Snowstick shapes.
limited pre-orders starting today.
More new models are posted during the day, for questions find us at: email@example.com!
Check out our 'Gallery' page or Facebook page for images of all the new shapes.
CATSKI AND TEST RIDING TRIP
Time for some adventure folks! We are putting together a snowboarding trip. An exotic freeriding trip, including Moss Snowstick test riding, Cat access freeriding and discovering a largely unknown beautiful freeride destination.
We're going cat riding in a really special place: Macedonia. Think big empty mountains, a cowboy country that sometimes feels like Europe 60 years ago. Horses and carriages, Roma settlements, the good local moonshine that is Rakia, great bars, a cultural mix of Albanians, Serbs, Greeks, Macedonians and more. Beautiful Mosques next to ancient orthodox churches. Very, very friendly people, natural food and a really laid-back way of doing things.
The riding terrain is perfect for snowboarding: it starts with wide open bowls, then funnels into gullies perfect for surfstyle riding and ends up with tree runs. We are going to visit the good people of Eskimo Freeride, the only catski operation in Europe. Normally you have to fly to the US or Canada and pay 800 dollars a day for cat riding, and it's very regulated, almost like a theme park with warning signs everywhere. This place is a wonderful alternative: they've got terrain the size of a province at their disposal, and terrain ranging from mellow to supersteep is all easily accessible. The big advantage of cat riding as opposed to heli access is that you get a lot more runs. You get into a rhythm sooner, get more turns in and you have longer days. We visited last year and had a blast.
So join us on this adventure in the Balkans! We have a limited number of spots, 9 is the maximum.
So here is the plan: fly into Skopje (really cool, exotic town) on the 9th of march, we will be there to guide everyone through the trip. Transfer to Popova Sapka, the 70-s style ski area above which the simple lodge of Eskimo Freeride is situated. Flights with Wizzair from most EU countries to Skopje avarage 49 euros. We go catskiing for three full days on the 10th, 11th and 12th of march. Cool down-to-earth dinners in the evening with Rakia and the guides in good local restaurants. We transfer to Skopje on the 13th, check out the town, hit the nightlife (it's really good), stay in Skopje for the night and we all fly back home the next morning, the 14th of march.
On top of that we have Moss Snowstick testboards ready if you want: the 62 swallow, the Performance Quad, the 58 Swallow, The Wing Swallow, The U4 and U5. Included in the package is the cat riding, a Gopro kit if you want to use it, test board, hotel accommodation, food, guides, tracker and avalanche airbag.
Total price for this Moss Snowstick cat riding trip will be:
- 3 days cat riding,hotel accommodation, food, cat, guides, tracker and airbag: 750 euro per person
-Last day before returning flight accommodation, nice dinner in traditional restaurant and guided pub and club tour: 60 euro per person
-transfers: depending on group size, we're calculating 75 euros total per person but it will probably be less.
let's go on a real adventure. Bookings must be in no later than 17 february. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings, and checkout the catski operation at www.eskimo-freeride.com
WE HEART BEING OFFLINE
Drop by for an evening of winter BBQ, Snowsurf movies, French beer and the Snow | Surf family of our home town.
Sunday the 28th of december, from 1700 hrs, with the fine folks of 'Meneer Chocola'. Keizerstraat 124 in our little surf town of Scheveningen.
Hope to see you all there!
Sunrise Snowsurf shop is organizing the first surfstyle snowboard gathering in Europe:
The first Snowsurf gathering in Europe: three days of Surfstyle guiding and technique clinics, getting a chance to test Japanese Moss Snowstick snowsurf shapes, a film festival with the best unknown Japanese movies. Fire, food & drinks with friends after a day of celebrating the snowboard turn, off-piste guiding as an option but most of all pure free expression, good vibes and a European first: a wave-like bowl and bank course shaped especially for this gathering.
Come with us and let's find natural banks in the Valloire backcountry, let's bring back flow to snowboarding and let's bring the snowsurfing family from all over Europe together in Valloire this spring!
They have kept the price for the event low, the total price depends on which accommodation you book. There are very low price options all the way through to luxury options.
Examples of prices (including 4 night accomodation + 3 day ski pass + participation to the event):
In a 2 star fully equipped apartment (bed linen not included)
- in a 2 person studio : 238 €/pers.
- in a 4 person 2 room apartment : 207 €/pers.
- in a 6 person 3 room apartment : 195 €/pers.
In a 4 star residence with swimming pool (bed linen included)
- in a 4 person 2 room apartment : 265 €/pers.
- in a 6 person 3 room apartment : 242 €/pers.
In a 2 star hotel with half board : 402 €/pers.
In a 3 star hotel with half board : 538 €/pers.
The good people at Valloire réservation will be glad to help you find the right option. If you are having any trouble, let us know and we'll help you out.
For reservations, contact Valloire réservations (In English or French) by email or phone:
Tel. +334 79 59 00 22
You can find all info at theValloire Booking pAGE.
CAT SNOWBOARDING TEST CENTER
We have opened a test location!
Last season we looked hard for the perfect spot to open a test location. We found it in the Shar Planina mountains of Macedonia, when we discovered the soulful crew of Eskimo Freeride Catskiing.
This is cowboy country folks: these guys have endless terrain all to themselves. From Japan-like flowing bowls and banks to couloirs as steep as you want to go. Check these guys out, they are amongst the most welcoming, warmhearted and stoked people we've ever met. Proud to have our snowsurfing shapes in these beautiful mountains. As of right now you can test the Performance Quad, the Wing Swallow and all Swallow models.
More info at: www.eskimo-freeride.com
Or send us an email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Hope to see you all tonight at the Freeride Film Festival in Amsterdam. Snow | Surf culture is happening!
COME SEE US IN SAN FRANCISCO
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
Soulful & surfstyle snowboard products are almost impossible to find in Europe and the US but things are about to change: the first snowsurf shop outside of Japan is opening very soon, and they will be including Moss Snowstick shapes in their collection.
Created around the snowsurf philosophy, finally a place for fine Japanese swallowtails, art, books, products handmade by riders, fine snowsurfin' movies..looks like this will be a snowboard shop for the new world.
SNOWSURFING AT THE FREERIDE FILM FESTIVAL
For the first time we'll get the chance to see a snowsurf-only collection of the finest movies from Japan, and see it in a movie theater. Six movies filled with deep Japanese powder, long flowing lines and big smiles. The collection of movies will be a part of the excellent Freeride Film Festival in Amsterdam, and our friends Teppei Hirota and Naoto Kotsugai will light up the screen in the classic Tuschinski Theater. Not to be missed, we'll be back with more soon. Email us if you have any questions or want to attend and need some directions.
Get your tickets here
(it sells out fast every year)!
or check out www.freeridefilmfestival.nl for info on the festival. This will be a good one, hope to see you all there!
Winter is on its way! Summer is slowly winding down for us, and we are ready for another edition of our favorite season.We'll be showing all the new Snowstick shapes soon and revealing a few very cool projects we have been working on. The surfstyle snowboard revolution is gathering speed in Europe. Stay tuned..
SWEET SWEET SUMMERTIME
Summertime slow is here..for us a time to create next winter's snowsurfin' projects, spend time with friends in the sun and in the ocean in front of our little workplace. And, like last summer, a time to gather inspiration from the rich culture that we live in and show you some of the beautiful moments past and present that were captured by others from the slidin' family.
So enjoy! Check out our youtube channel here
and gallery / tumblr page here
this summer for lots of feelgood imagery, and stop by to enjoy a wave with us!
This week will be our last on snow this winter. We had such a blast the past 6 months meeting new people and seeing the snowsurf revolution grow. Thank you all for making this a fantastic winter for us!
We have some great projects lined up for next year so stay tuned. Next winter will bring more moments for the growing snowsurfin' family to meet and ride together, more testing locations in Europe, more snowsurfing products available in Europe and a few really cool things that we will let you all know soon…we can't wait for next winter's new adventures!
Here are some of the images you sent us, which we love getting, and some of the things you took the time to write to us after riding our snowsurf shapes for the first time. The pure stoke we are getting from you is bringing smiles to our faces:
"So, I just had two of the best days on a snowboard that I've ever had! Basically, I love the board, & the all wood top sheet"
"I rode the U4 for the first time today & it was AWESOME. There wasn't any new snow, but it railed the groomers. I was very surprised at how well the tail held at such a short length (while carving)!"
Just to give you my first impressions of the Wing Pin175 : the shape works very well, it seeks to put down a line and accelerate , the tail provides stability and fluidity.
It is very stable and has an awesome edge hold on hard snow and high speed…she really love speed. Its relative flexibility that it remains easy to turn quickly in difficult snow and steep slopes.
I'll have an extra day to understand it well , but I already know i want it to be under my feet!"
"The Performance Quad is the perfect shape between trees in forest and soft tracks"
"The board is great, I've been out three times now and love it. It rides really great, I'll be bringing it to Alaska in two weeks"
"About naoto and his wing pin shape: elle est juste superbe
Merci Monsieur Kotsugai, his boards makes dreaming and bring poetry in snowboarding.
I do not know an European craftsman going so far in the research for the grail :o)"
"I finally got to test it with 20-30 cm compact snow and powder and I was really surprised by the high stability on the rear foot and the responsiveness of the nose, it effectively gives a great desire to play with all the movements of land because it reacts immediately.
In short, great freeride board! lot of fun."
"On the track, for the little that I could test it, I was surprised by its stability and grip shape because it is really not usual for me.
I enjoyed it but will still need to gain confidence before daring to really press it. Thank you for making me choose this shape!"
"As for the performance quad, i have to say that i was wrong. It is Epic after changing a few things and adjusting my binding and riding style i am having so much more fun than i ever have before.
I would really like to thankyou for taking the time to go through all the questions i had. You hit the nail on the head with your product and how it would perform. I only have the highest praise for you and your company. Cheers Mate!"
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WORKING ON THE FUTURE
We are workin' hard on next seasons new projects. We're building a home for all that snowsurfing is to us: connecting an extended family of likeminded riders, the love for mother nature, a life lived with a deep connection to the snowboard turn and most of all good times.
Let's create a place where online becomes offline with friends and a beer in our hands...more soon!