Why Windward Boardshop?
Since 1982, Windward has served the boardsports, outdoor and apparel industry with top-notch recommendations and un-matched customer service. We invite you to take a look around. Feel free to contact us if we can help at all along the way. Here are some quick facts to get you started.
We Ride First
Gear Tested & Approved
We are snowboarders, stand up paddle boarders, longboarders and skateboarders. Riding the gear we sell is key in a good recommendation for you. Plus, our staff has been riding on average 15+ years and just can't stop.
Fast Free Shipping
No Minimum Orders To Get It
Sure, others offer free shipping that might get there in 7-10 days. Our average free delivery time is 2.5 days with over 95% of shipments arriving in 4 days or less. We can't laser beam it to you just yet but we're getting close.
365 Day Free Returns
Easy Return Label In The Box
Sometimes it just doesn't fit right or isn't exactly what you expected. No problem, as long as the item is brand new w/tags, you have a full 365 days to return it. Just look for your pre-paid free return label included with every order.
128-bit encryption + No Sensitive Storage
Shop with security and peace of mind under our 128-bit encryption powered by Thawte and credit card processing with Authorize.net or PayPal. All major credit cards are accepted and we don't store your private credit card account info.
Everything Online Is Also In-Store
Visit us at Chicago's original boardshop, just south of Wrigley Field. Everything you see online is also available in-store and our expert staff is here for personalized advice. Short on time? Use in-store pickup at checkout for speedy results.
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New Belgium X Ben & Jerry's Beer Social
Join us for an evening of shopping, climate activism, beer and ice cream with New Belgium x Ben & Jerry's on Thursday, October 22nd 7-9pm.
SUP Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Elkhart
Participate in a Yoga & Meditation Retreat with ACA SUP Yoga Instructor Mary Lou Cerami Sept 11-13 at Osthoff Resort, Wisconsin.