ION is a brand run by passionate people, whose big love have always been water-sports. Launched back in 2004, ION focused on wetsuits & neoprene products for the international windsurf, kite-surf, surf, SUP and wake-board scene. The product range also includes accessories, harnesses, travel-gear and an apparel collection.
ION’s unique combination of high quality products wrapped in a progressive style and design found fans all over the world – becoming the global market leader for wetsuits and harnesses in the wind- and kite-surf world.
In late 2012, ION took the same approach to the slopes, launching a separate bike division with functional cycling gear, clothing, accessories, gloves and protection.
ION is about challenging yourself, experiencing nature and feeling its force. Therefore ION develops gear that is not only smart and innovative, but also transforms this passion into an unique design.
TO ORDER A WETSUIT PLEASE CONTACT THE TEAM AT CHIX AND THEY WILL SORT YOU OUT WITH A DISCOUNT.
Marcus Gray is the owner and head-shaper of Weapon surfboards. He is a foam and fibre glass visionary who is in his element covered in dust in the shaping bay. When you order a Weapon you are getting a board made from the best materials, shaped by one of the best in the business.
TO ORDER A CUSTOM BOARD PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR CHIX COACH AND THEY WILL ASSIST WITH THE SHAPING OF THE BOARD.
Ali Conway started Strange Bikinis because she was tired of the struggle. Living in Los Angeles, California, it was impossible to avoid the dichotomy of swimwear: sick designs or high quality? And at what price? That’s when she realized that we shouldn’t have to choose. Why not have it all? She began small, creating custom pieces for her friends, who flaunted them with the swag that only comes from ultimate confidence. So maybe it was this empowering glow that her swimwear gave people, or maybe it was simply the combination of quality and uniqueness, but nonetheless a huge demand for Strange Bikinis was born. Throughout the years, Ali’s never lost touch with her sole purpose for starting the line in the first place: the women behind it. Every Stranger out there adventuring the world, hand-standing in her studio and dancing at festivals inspires the next dreamy bikini. The connection that Ali has with each one of her customers is exactly what drives her.
Making women feel their best and looking their strangest, Ali Conway: killin’ the bikini game.
Every bracelet is handmade and provides local Balinese women with a small additional job opportunity. Creating this special jewelry makes us happy, brings additional income to the local women and spreads a positive vibe among surfer girls, beach girls and all gypsy souls.
Let’s face the facts. Shimmy bracelets are not designed to create an outstanding business opportunity. The bracelets should be affordable for all adventurous girls out there who would like to pimp their outfit with colorful accessories. It is our core focus to provide good quality bracelets for surfer and beach girls and to give a job to local artisans in Bali. That’s basically it. No money making machine. Just pure heart work.
Wicks Surf shop is the original “independently” owned surf shop on the Northern Beaches. They have the Northern Beaches’ biggest cross section of Surfboards, Wetsuits, Body Boards, Surf Accessories, Snow Gear, Mens’, Ladies’, and Groms’ Clothing and enough Fashion Accessories, Eyewear, and Footwear to cover you from head to toe!
Wicks Surf Shop also stocks our main sponsor Ion Wetsuits, especially for our clients.
Surf Sock makes it super easy to slide on your wetsuit. Just put it on your foot and slide your foot into your wetsuit. Repeat by putting it on your other foot. It can be used on your hands to get your arms through too.
Get your wetsuit on fast
They’re strong and durable
Great alternative to using plastic bags that break
Australian made from 100% recycled sail material that would otherwise end up in landfill
Helps to keep your wetsuit sand free
Splashproof – doubles as a great bag to store keys, phone or wax.
“MADE BY SURFERS”
We make products that work, and we do it naturally. Made for active, aquatic lifestyles, Surfmud is a mineral-based physical barrier that covers and protects the skin from the external environment. Made for long surf sessions in tropical conditions, Surfmud has you covered.
These days a soft surfboard is an essential part of any quiver, especially for Summer in Australia! Long gone is the stigma that only kooks or beginners ride them, so lets check out some of the reasons why we think it worth investing in one.
To put it basically, the main reason we recommend getting a softboard is because it will make you go surfing more and catch more waves!
If you’re a beginner, they generally have a bit more volume making them paddle fast and extremely stable once your up. At this point , the more waves you catch the quicker you will improve!
If you’re an experienced surfer, you can surf between the flags (often where the best waves are in metro areas!).It’ll also get you in the water when you normally wouldn’t bother!
Overall, we also feel that riding a softboard is fun. You wont take yourself too seriously, or have a bad surf.
Liquido is designed to inspire you to be bold, be beautiful and be anything but boring! The bold, vibrant prints express Liquido’s core philosophy of standing out, in taking the road less traveled and pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. New limited-edition patterns are released every month and loyal fans keep a watchful eye on the new releases in order to scoop up the newest collections before they sell out.
Liquido’s buttery-soft, fast-drying, totally breathable, bold, print leggings. Oh, did I mention they also provide UVA/UVB protection? They do, which makes Liquido not only great for your favorite yoga, gym or boutique fitness class, but also for outdoor activities like running, hiking or even stand up paddle boarding!
Also, we are committed to being more sustainable, by using fewer materials that harm our environment. For a start, the small details are being rethought and replaced. Our new packaging stickers are printed using soy-based ink, which is environmentally friendly, and recyclable. In addition, we replaced the traditional plastic covering with kraft paper, which is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. Our latest technology is fabric called Amni-Soul Eco, biodegradable , that enables garments to quickly decompose when they are discarded in landfills.
Our team is made up of passionate surfers, travellers and outdoor sports enthusiasts based in Australia and Hawaii. We are constantly looking for ways to simplify an active lifestyle and created this company to develop a line of custom formulated personal care products for adventurous, environmentally aware action seekers of all ages and abilities. The TapaReef Pre and Post Swim Haircare range includes a Pre-Swim Hair Mask and Post-Swim Shampoo and Conditioner based on our proprietary formula which uses protein derived from the African Baobab tree, a natural and sustainable ingredient that provides unique repair properties and intense protection from sun, salt and chlorine. Our TapaReef Sunscreen Remover facial wipes were specifically developed to remove zinc and water resistant sunscreen after swimming, surfing or other water sports and use biodegradable and compostable towelettes. Our products are manufactured in Australia and the U.S. using natural ingredients and sustainable, cruelty free testing and manufacturing methods. LIVE BIG, LOOK GOOD.