We stock your favorite boardshort, swimsuits, sunglasses and summer apparel brands all year round with free shipping. Shop online or in Chicago. Not sure which boardshorts or swimsuit to pick? Read our boardshorts and swimsuit reviews for ideas on the latest styles to keep it fresh and fun in the sun.

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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.

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses for Your Face

A guide to fitting the right sunglasses for your face shape.

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What You Need With Your GoPro

Whether you need to best camera they make or are just getting started into the world of GoPro, we've got a list of what you need to start shooting today.

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.

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.

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Understanding Swimsuit Styles

We break down the common styles for Women's swimsuit tops and swimsuit bottoms to better help you decide what style is right for you.

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.

Understanding Boardshorts

That's a technical piece of engineered science covering your mommy-daddy button there. Learn a bit more on the tech that goes into the comfort and performance of a boardshort.

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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.

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.

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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.

Party at The Red Bull 3Style DJ Competition

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

The Diamond Debate: Volcom vs. Roc Nation

Windward has settled the Volcom-Roc Nation Diamond Debacle Lawsuit!

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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...

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.

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.