Skin Bliss: You need to try this stuff !!!

Skin Bliss

This is a product that will change the way you experience the outdoors,

** FOREVER **

Have you ever been hiking in the New Zealand bush, trying to relax on tropical beaches, enjoying a romantic sunset with your loved one or do anything remotely outdoorsy ? If you have you’ll know the feeling when you’re confronted with the extremely irritating hum, buzz and bites of blood thirsty bugs. Not only do they skit around in your vision obscuring the views, but they gorge themselves on your tasty blood too!

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Introducing Skin Bliss

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It will amplify your enjoyment of the outdoors; helping to maximise your time outside, allowing you to remain bite free. Oh yeah another thing, it will and make you smell down right divine.

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How ? What is Skin Bliss ?

Let me enlighten you to a bite free world of pure perfume.

Skin Bliss

  • 100% natural
  • 17 beneficial herbal essential oils to repel insects and enhance healing
  • Zero chemical additives
  • 82% certified organic ingredients which protect, nourish and soothe the skin
  • Super effective
  • Ethical production standards; it is not tested on animals
  • Smells exquisite
  • Immediate and long-lasting protection
  • ITS  AFFORDABLE
  • It’s also a natural sun screen

 

https://skinblissnz.com

 

I am a sea kayak guide in the Abel Tasman National Park where this product is hand made and produced. I use Skin Bliss on a daily basis to keep the pesky sand flies at bay. It also helps a hairy outdoorsman like myself smell FANTASTIC.

I cannot recommend or even think of a product that comes close to the effectiveness of Skin Bliss.

100% organic

100% Kiwi

You need some Skin Bliss in your life.

 

You can buy it here: https://skinblissnz.com

 

Stay stoked & keep exporling bite free.

Gus

GVSCO

 

Viva le France: My summers surf dream

I dreamed a dream of surf gone by

 

A dream that was so real I could taste the salt in my moustache, feel the warm summers breeze on my skin and toes on the nose of my board, riding like the greats. Styling old school, bringing it back.




This got me thinking ……

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Where is your dream surf location this summer ???




 

What a question, a real head scratcher, one that required much deliberation. I knew then that any sort of tangible work was out of the question.

 

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A question of this magnitude requires a lot of attention. The promise of summer and thoughts of sun-kissed salty skin cartwheel around my mind.

What followed, as you can imagine, was endless hours of scouring Instagram and mental rehearsal, resulting in the all too familiar itch under my feet and the empowering sense of wanderlust.

But I had to stop and ask myself…

What do I want to get out of my summer of surfing?

Who would I go with?

Where can I afford to go?

I was frantically racking my brain for what I could think were the best and most accessible waves…Fortunately, I came across this brilliant website: www.booksurfcamps.com.

Eureka. I could treat my partner to her first surf school in the beautiful Moliets, located on the SW coast of France, looking out onto the Bay of Biscay. Having the space to combine our love for yoga, mediation and surfing sounds like my perfect week! 

 

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So, if you are tossing and turning over what to do, or where you’re going to surf this summer, head over to the website that has helped me find the perfect spot and put my mind at ease.

It’s time to get out of your dreams and into your car! Summer is here 😀

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www.booksurfcamps.com




Stay Stoked

GVSCO

Gus

Meet the brands: West Coast Wax




 

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•West is Best•

 

From the same lovely and dedicated people who brought you Six Foot and Clean soap, these busy bees also produce handmade surfing wax.

West Coast Surf Wax is hand crafted on the beautiful and wild west coast of Wales. They produced their first batch back in 2007, then called Hills Organic Surf Wax, it was too expensive to produce on a small scale and so it evolved into the all natural West Coast Surf Wax.


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From start to finish every bar is hand crafted on our production site, from mixing to pouring, to wrapping and packing. Every ingredient used is sustainably sourced and 100% natural, providing an organic solution to traction, whilst reducing the reliance on oil.

A small independent company, all of their products are created and tested by a team of surfers, so you know this stuffs legit!

We love these guys and everything they are doing, putting  effort into a creative space and making it work. Its not easy to doing something different but it sure is rewarding. Make a change and make a difference, head over to the site to find out more and purchase this amazing product.



SUPPORT LOCAL PEOPLE 

www.greatventuresurfco.com/collections/west-coast-wax



 

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Stay stoked

GVSCO

Meet the brands: Laurie Nouchka




 

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Artist Laurie Nouchka creates limited edition drawings and paintings that lift her designs off the canvas onto her unique range of style focused and contemporary wearable works of art.

Embedded in the heart of London, she draws inspiration from the urban landscapes around her. She travels the world for inspiration, immersing herself in each and every city. In doing so she has developed a bold and unique approach to depicting her architectural subjects.

Infused with the expertise of fashion designers, her observational drawings of iconic buildings are translated into geometric and linear forms as repeated patterns across a range of carefully designed garments. The vibrant, abstracted prints reflect the dynamic scenes of the urban landscape offset by the functional, clean lines on the collection.

She has collaborated with Equinox gyms, Kings Cross and Farmer’s Daughter Hotel asthe artist in residence to create bespoke collections in response to their unique architectural story.

All pieces are proudly printed in the UK using Italian lycra and EUROJERSEY sensitive fabrics. They are made in Wimbledon, London, and stocked in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Dubai, Switzerland and China. (copied from google docs)


Laurie:

  • Grew up in a small town in Suffolk, but moved to London after university in 2004.
  • Swims and practises yoga everyday, has recently got into surfing.
  • Loved the idea of a famous landmark, ‘reaching up my leg’ and so came up with the idea for the leggings, wore them to yoga classes, gave a couple to some teachers and then the orders started rolling in.
  • Considers the body to be a moving piece of art. Her pieces are aimed at those who move.
  • Each collection is limited edition.
  • Wants the clothing to be practical but also a fashion statement. The crop tops can be worn with skirts and jeans, the leggings under blouses etc.

 

 

You can start rocking these amazing pieces right now! Purchase her work on the GVSCO site.

https://www.greatventuresurfco.com/collections/laurie-nouchka

 

All our artists are truly unique and amazing. Bringing them into the spotlight is our joy and pleasure, head over to site to find out more.

Stay stoked

GVSCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANKIE – South Africa *** Youp Schmit.

Here at GVSCO we are so fortunate and stoked to be working with some of the top atheletes in the world.

Youp Schmit encompasses what it mean to be a modern athlete, surfing and competing on the PWC World Tour and he has sent us this short documentary for all of us to enjoy:

 

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What an inspiration and proof that we can achieve our biggest dreams !!!

 

Stay Stoked

GVSCO

 

 

 

Follow GVSCo. on Social Media!

Did you know that not only are we a blog

but that we

also have a bunch of great social media feeds too?

 

 

Make sure and check us out!

 

Instagram 

Facebook 

 

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www.greatventuresurfco.com

Stay stoked

 Get in touch for collaborations

Gus

GVSCO

Meet the brands: Six Foot and Clean

Who are Six foot and clean I hear you scream !

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Six Foot and Clean evolved from our love of the surfing lifestyle, travelling and living out of vans.

Not enough for you ?

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Meet the Craftsmen: Dylan Surfboards

Dylan as a brand have a reputation that proceeds them and so we were thrilled when they decided to be part of the GVSCo family! (available here)

Dylan Longbottom starting surfing at 6 years old in Cronulla, Sydney and shaped his first board in 1999, and still happens to believe it was the best board he has ever ridden! He is now based out of Bali. Mainly because Canggu is one of his favourite places to surf, has all kinds of waves and the community is so close, vibrant and they love surfing!

His brand has grown in popularity throughout the years and they were even chosen to be the brand used in the 2015 version of Point Break. They had to make up 20 different boards for the production and were ridden by Dylan himself and Laurie Towner throughout filming.

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One of the most highly regarded surfer shaper’s in the world, Dylan is known for his big wave antics and his free surfing all around the globe.

The boards that you’ll find here are the end result of every tube, every air, every carve has made – It all flows through.

As one of the worlds best surfer/shaper’s, Dylan uses the direct influence and experience to create the most functional and responsive board’s he can.

With it being a known fact that he is a true traveller and test’s his equipment in all waves and condition’s, you know you can have confidence in what you’re getting.

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 Based out of Canguu in Bali and Woolongong in Australia, the brand has been growing significantly and is now available across the UK and Europe.

Make sure and pop over to the site, to check our Dylan’s boards. We are sure you wont be disappointed!

 

 

 

#2minutebeachclean – The Mission to Save our Beaches!

We are honoured to be partnering with the #2minutebeachclean movement and selling their water bottles!

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#2minutebeachclean is an incredible movement run by The Beach Clean Network Limited who are an non-profit charity based here in the UK. They are standing up and taking action against marine litter and plastic pollution on beaches all across the globe.

Martin Dorey founded the charity back in 2009, but the social media phenomenon that is #2minutebeachclean began in the winter of 2013/14.  Since then it has exploded with support from beach and sea goers, wild life lovers and the general public all looking to make a difference in just 2 minutes of cleaning when they’re at the beach.

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This wonderful charity is funded by sponsorships from beach clean stations and sales of merchandise. This is where we step in!

If you watch #2minutebeachclean’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGhAERqxLA) you will see that a staggering 38 Million plastic water bottles are thrown away in the UK each day. This is a simply mind blowing number of plastics that will take years and years to disappear, some may never even disappear. The negative impact this will have will be irreversible.

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This is why #2minutebeachclean are dutifully selling these reusable stainless steel water flasks.

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We, Great Venture Surf Company (GVSCo) have partnered with Martin and #2minutebeachclean and will be selling these brilliant water flask on our site here! We will also have them at our stall at The Mill Xmas Fair:

If you wish to follow #2minutebeachclean and perhaps even post you and your marine litter next time your down at the beach. You can follow their brilliant journey here:

Website: beachclean.net/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/2minutebeachclean/

Stay stoked!

GVSCo.

Meet the Photographers: Catarina Edén

 

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My name is Catarina Edén and live in a quaint coastal town on the west coast in Sweden called Varberg, and it’s my own little Paradise. Working as a freelancing photographer and craftsperson this place has everything I could ever dream for – the powerful ocean, mystic forests and beautiful valleys.

 

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I also love to travel and explore new places which also is my biggest source of inspiration. I lived in California, USA for three years as I attended school there. After those amazing years I see it as my second home and it has a dear place in my heart. This makes Varberg even more special to me because it is a lot like a Swedish version of California with its coastal nature and lifestyle.

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I spend a lot of time along the coast exploring new places, either by foot or together with my horse. When I cant bring my bigger camera along my iPhone or older Olympus OM-1 will assist me. Either way I always need to bring one of them because there will always be a beautiful scenery that I want to capture.

 

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I recently started selling my photos along with wood prints and camera straps that I create my self by hand. You can find them them under designochprints.com but also on http://www.etsy.com/shop/designochprints