Swansea Uni – best in UK 2014!

Another big win for Swansea University, with whatuni.com (student voting) voting Swansea the best choice in UK!

Its no Secret, the Gower and all other Swansea beaches would have played a massive part in this voting, surfing being the sport that wins many students hearts.

Contrary to popular belief, we want everyone surfing (at the right beaches) so for new students wanting to take up surfing, its essential to find your local surf shop, get the advice you need before you go upsetting locals!

Onboard Surf and Snow is a 10 minute walk away from Student village, a shop where you can get all the advice and equipment you need to get into THE BEST SPORT IN THE WORLD.

Link bellow to huffington Post review on What Uni’s results.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/14/whats-the-best-uk-university-in-2014-whatuni_n_5321971.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/14/whats-the-best-uk-university-in-2014-whatuni_n_5321971.html

Smelly wetsuits? rash? Not anymore with Funk – Out!

Funk out

Funk out

We’re happy to announce that we now stock Funk-Out products!

What does Funk-Out offer?

Rash – Out £1.50 a sachet £9.99 100ml Lotion pump

Rash-Off has been specially formulated as both a preventative against and treatment for wet suit rashes, chafing and other minor sporting abrasions. Based on our silver ion technology this anti-microbial lotion has a built in moisturiser which soothes, waterproofs and protects affected areas.

For maximum protection apply “Rash-Off” to your skin pre and post physical activity and exposure to your wetsuit or other sporting apparel.

Rash-Off has the following added benefits:

  • Biodegradable, Odourless and Hypoallergenic
  • Helps prevent blisters and scar formation
  • Helps stop the skin from drying or cracking unlike alcohol based treatments
  • Totally non hazardous – no nasty chemicals!
  • Easy application and dries in minutes leaving no residue

 

Soak & Go £1.99 a Sachet 

Soak & Go is our specially formulated concentrated laundry additive for getting rid of those nasty odours associated with everyday activities, sportswear and equipment. Unlike other brands Soak & Go is based on silver ions where its natural ability inhibits the growth of microbes that cause bacteria and their associated odours. Soak & Go eliminates unwanted tough stubborn odours caused by sweat, dampness and storage. So whether you are a professional sports person or a recreational enthusiast this product makes controlling unwanted odours a breeze.

 

 

New Stock! Get it while you can!

ripcurl rainbow days pop over beton marle grey

More deliveries from shop favourites RipCurl and Reef.

Surely its summer?!

ripcurl ladies bellflower dress red

ripcurl ladies bellflower dress red

reef ladies star cushon sassy brown white

reef ladies star cushon sassy brown white

ripcurl rainbow days pop over beton marle grey

ripcurl rainbow days pop over beton marle grey

reef mens Fin neon blue

reef mens Fin neon blue

ripcurl ladies heather brown tank

ripcurl ladies heather brown tank

reef ladies fanning black white ombre

reef ladies fanning black white ombre

ripcurl mens rainbow days ss tee flax yellow

ripcurl mens rainbow days ss tee flax yellow

reef mens leather slap II dark brown

reef mens leather slap II dark brown

ripcurl mens rainbow days pop over colony blue

ripcurl mens rainbow days pop over colony blue

reef mens zen brown

reef mens zen brown

ripcurl mens mp heritage ss tee white

ripcurl mens mp heritage ss tee white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swansea based surf app Johnny on the Spot to be released soon

Johnny On The Spot Surf App

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Swansea-based surf app, Johnny on the Spot, and we’re getting reports that the guys are very close to a release!

It’s an amazing story – from an idea that came about on the beaches of Gower, the app is now about to launch onto the world stage. What’s more, the guys have designed, developed and built this with no funds whatsoever and the outcome is a real labour of love.
To help get them over the finish line they’ve just released a Kickstarter campaign. Make sure you check out the video – there’s some superb….er….method acting…?…. from Ben. We reckon he’s hedging his bets so that if the app doesn’t work out, at least there’s a career in TV waiting!
A week’s holiday in Cornwall, surf lessons from Progress Surf School and free lifetime access to the app are among the rewards they’re offering. Click the link below to check it out!

Is Retro surf and skate back?

Is Retro surf and skate back?

So maybe the retro elements of surfing and skating have always been there to some degree but there’s no denying the sea & streets are seeing more and more.

From short fat bright surfboards, long single fins, acid washed tee’s and short boardies to the Dogtown style skateboard being a summer a favourite we thought it was a time to put a quick collection together of our favourites!

All available in store!

 

ripcurl mens wetsuit crew neck back

ripcurl mens wetsuit crew neck back

 

ripcurl mens rainbow days ss tee black

ripcurl mens rainbow days ss tee black

volcom mens stone alone tye dye red tee

volcom mens stone alone tye dye red tee

volcom ladies fun dipped sweat

volcom ladies fun dipped sweat

 

quiksilver cypher 3mm x 2mm

quiksilver cypher 3mm x 2mm

 

pete crab shooter

pete crab shooter

Motorcycling & surfing… closer than you think.

Its no secret, theres always been an infinity with surfing and motorcycling. The freedom of the road = the freedom of the sea, the ability to discover undscovered breaks with out having to trek for miles, or maybe its just the free parking at Langland. Which ever of the three you believe it is, undeniably there is a revival in the air. As summer approaches will the trusty VW van be left at home and your 2 wheels become your summer swell travel? We hope so. Heres a few pictures we couldn’t resist sharing with you.

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motorbike surf

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Win Yourself a Custom JP surf board or Vouchers for Onboard Surf Shop

Win a Custom-Made JP Surfboard!!!
Need a new stick for that Indo trip? Something fun to up your wave count in summer? Read on….!

To celebrate the launch of Johnny on the Spot, they’re giving you the chance to win a custom made board by the one and only JP. 4 runners up will receive £25 in vouchers to spend in OnBoard Surf and Snow.

To enter just click the link below and upload a surf photo. The 10 pictures with the most likes on March 30 will automatically go through, along with 5 randomly selected others with 5 likes or more. The winners and runners up will be selected in blind draw from the pool of 15 on March 31st.
There’s no restrictions on the kind of photo that can enter, as long as it’s surf themed. Home or abroad, gnarly or arty, funny or beautiful anything goes. Remember, it’s not the ‘best’ pictures that automatically go through but the ones with the most likes, so post your picture and get your friends and family voting!

Treat yourself – visit your local surf shop

Why visit?

Here’s why…

First encounter is the used board rack, this is great way of the shop helping local surfers, offering an easy and safe way to buy and sell used boards. No internet time wasters, no strangers at the house and most importantly – advice on what board is right for you and an honest valuation of what your selling.

So you’ve searched the used rack for a hidden gem, whats next? The threshold…

Opening the door lights up your senses, the smell of wax instantly hits you, coconut, bubble gum, followed closely by the uplifting aroma of Neoprene. While your sense of smell adjusts the eyes take over, so many colours the shop looks like its in the middle of the Indian festival of Holi. Tees, jackets, sweats, dresses, tops, vests, bags, hats all grab your attention at once, clothes can be touched not zoomed in on and alas we have 2 changing rooms so no need to queue at the post office because you’ve ordered the wrong size!

The first big decision approaches, turn right and browse the vast selection of Burton / Volcom / Protest snow gear or straight ahead “tout droit” into the wetsuit room…

Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn, budget, elite, shortie, long, 5mm, 4mm, 3mm, boots, gloves, hoods, stitched, glued basically if its made out of Neoprene and made by O’Neil, Quiksilver, Billabong then we sell it. So your certain you know your size? Well we don’t just sell them to you and thank you for your purchase at ‘check out’ we’ll translate the technical language used, advise you on the right suit for you and make sure its the right size!

Wetsuit room completed, surely its home time? oh no… THE BOARD ROOM 

The heart/vault/mecca what ever you call it, this is where eyes light up and smiles stretch from ear to ear. With stock constantly changing from the likes of FIREWIRE, JP, SANTA CRUZ, BILBO, GRACE, CIRCLE ONE, RUSTY theres a board for every ability and every wave the Gower could throw at you! We now offer a 360degree video of the board with the ability to zoom in (no we don’t) We stock these boards, so you can touch them, hold them, smell them, kiss them (no tongues)

Whats better than listing all the dimensions of a board?

Allowing the customer to hold it, feel the weight, run their hands seductively  down the rails imaging clean offshore days together. Surf not your thing? well guess what. As a Burton dealer we offer everything you need – boards, bindings, boots, service, socks, gloves and again insuring everything is suited to your needs and abilities.

So we now conclude the emotional roller coaster that is a visit to On Board Surf and Snow Swansea Maybe you’ve left with a new board, bikini, block of wax or maybe you’ve left with just some good solid advice. Which ever it might be you’ll leave happy and hopefully counting down the days until the next sensory fix.

And that ladies and gentlemen is why you should visit your local surf shop…