About chris

For over fifteen years snowboarding and skateboarding have been a large part of my life. I'm now an owner over at Windward Boardshop and get to celebrate the sports I grew up loving every day. Including my new favorite summertime sport, Stand up Paddle.

Understanding Snowboard Outerwear


Explore some of the down and dirty details built into your snowboard outerwear to keep you warm and dry on the mountain.

Understanding Snowboard Outerwear2017-05-02T13:15:59-05:00

Best All Mountain Snowboards 2014 – Mens


Like to rip it up all over the mountian? You need to look at our top 5 picks of the best all mountain snowboards 2014.

Best All Mountain Snowboards 2014 – Mens2016-11-21T17:13:42-06:00

Stand Up Paddle Regatta for Blood Cancer


Join Windward Boardshop at Columbia Yacht Club for the Stand Up Against Blood Cancers Stand Up Paddle Regatta on Sunday July 28th.

Stand Up Paddle Regatta for Blood Cancer2014-07-03T18:31:58-05:00

SIA Snow Show 2013 Recap


Take a look at exlucsive pics from the SIA Snow Show 2013 to see a preview of next years gear.

SIA Snow Show 2013 Recap2013-02-10T21:27:39-06:00

Where to Stand Up Paddle Board in Chicago


Where to stand up paddle board in Chicago is becoming a more common question these days. Lets break down some of the tops spots.

Where to Stand Up Paddle Board in Chicago2012-12-03T12:31:46-06:00

What to Bring on a Snowboarding Trip


We explore everything you need to know when it comes to what to bring on a snowboarding trip from the basics to things you might not even have thought of.

What to Bring on a Snowboarding Trip2012-11-29T19:10:42-06:00

Understanding Snowboard Base Layers


Keeping your core warm on the mountian is key to a fun day. Learn about the tech to look for in your base layer to maximize warmth in any condition.

Understanding Snowboard Base Layers2017-05-02T13:16:00-05:00