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 receive one of these amazing suits with a 20% discount then make sure you order through Chix Surf School.
Closest feel to surfing outside the water.
SmoothStar is the #1 best surf trainer, voted by the best surf coaches all over the world.
SmoothStar is arguably the world’s best surf training tool, helping to improve technique, body position and flow on a wave. SmoothStar is designed and Distributed globally by SmoothStar International Pty. Ltd.
Marcus Gray is the owner and head-shaper of Weapon surfboards. He is a foam and fiberglass 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.
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 let’s 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.
To receive one of these amazing board with a 20% discount then make sure you use the code “Chix” when you oder online with Softlite.
The Amigo Towels
The Amigo Towel was developed and created by a local surfer Matt from Manly. Being in the surf everyday Matt wanted to create a quality hooded beach towel that out lasted the elements. The Amigo Towels come in a wide range of stylish designs and different materials to allow for maximum warmth and water absorption. The Amigo Towels are brilliant for changing when your in the car or when there is no change room in sight. Designed for surfers, The Amigo towels are an essential piece to add to your surfing equipment.
If you use the code ‘CHIX’ you will receive a 25% discount on any products on the Amigos website.
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.
Wick Surf Shop
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.
If you use the code ‘CHIX’ you will receive a 25% discount on any products on the Surf Sock website
Launched in 2012, torq surfboards created a new standard in the epoxy surfboard market, offering an unmatched combination of strength and performance. This year sees the innovation step up a gear, with new shapes, new graphics, X-Lite collaborations with Channel Islands surfboards and the world’s first EPS/Epoxy Pre-Preg surfboard. The torq range now offers 5 types of surfboard technology for all levels of surfer.
ACT – Advanced Composite Technology is the world’s first EPS/Epoxy Pre-Preg surfboard. From Race Cars to Super Yachts, the highest performance components are all constructed using Pre-Preg materials and processes. It’s the pinnacle of composite technology. The implications for surfboards are huge – more accuracy, less waste, perfect reproduction. However the greatest advantage is in performance through two main factors: Flex and Strength to Weight ratio.
Torq TEC – Torq Epoxy Composite offers a wide variety of performance shapes in our advanced vacuum epoxy lay-up. Using a mix of plain weave fibres and Carbon, these boards offer incredible durability for their weight.
X-Lite is a molded Epoxy technology developed specifically for performance boards. This is stronger and more Eco than a traditional PU/Polyester board. This new innovative technology is used exclusively on the Channel Islands surfboards models; the POD MOD and the Chancho.
Torq Epoxy Technology or TET represents a revolution in Epoxy surfboard technology. Built using the latest in EPS/Epoxy materials; the Torq Epoxy Technology combines a lightweight EPS core with Biaxial fibreglass cloth, Epoxy resin and our unique Shield Skin. Also available in TET-CS combining lighter glassing and a Carbon Strip.
Our Soft Deck board uses an additional PE deck skin over a full laminated core to offer a safe first time learning option in this durable easy surfing range.
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.
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.
If you use the code ‘CHIX’ you will receive a 10% discount on any products on the Tapa Reef website