Friday, December 18, 2009

TSJ+PJW SPORTING-SAIL Review - Longboarding

Check out this great review put together by Peter J. Weinrauch and The Skateboarder's Journal!

Monday, December 14, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Hermes Holiday Ad

Its an inspiring advertisement - elegant and simple as can be

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Nick Smith & FCD Surfboards

Sporting a soupy-toed noseride hogging the inside

Sporting an egg-cellent 6"6 single fin

Sporting a stylish cutback showering the face with clouds of spray

Sporting a signature bottom turn in delayed fashion

Nick Smith (SPORTING-SAILS Co-Founder & USC Surf Captain) having fun in some summer surf in San Diego

Check out the latest SPORTING-SAILS video on FCD Surfboards

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - The Dafoe Show by Wolfe Productions

Check out the latest video trailer from Wolfe Productions - "The Dafoe Show"
For more information, visit:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Morning Sail in Ventura, CA

"2 Corners & An Arch"

Sportsmen: Ryan Dafoe, Kalon Baird

Film: Billy Smith

Monday, September 21, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Skate & Create - The Ramp Room (aka "The Pit")

There was a time we skated inside.
Washington winters and nothing was dry - not even the sky.
Up and down we skated around.
All sorts of sound made the neighbors frown.
Best room in town.

"The Pit had a nostalgic smell to it. They lived there for but a year, but the character and memories that the air in there held made for a surprisingly comfortable setting that even strangers couldn’t ignore. One could smell it in the air…this was a good place.

There were strange vessels filled with fluffy ash and various accoutrements. The kind of things that could have only been acquired by those so enthralled in the pursuance and dispersement of the happiness provided by a supplement to, soon to become an accomplice of, surfing. A man could spin around and around, getting lost in the patterns and dream scenes on the walls, without seeing a unit of foam and resin. But it was there. It was always there. Harbored within two men that quickly came to understand that even in the wettest of environments, waves are not always found. Within a mile of salt water, cargo ships, whales, and octopi, waves are not always found. Not in here. Not in the Sound.

So they sat. They thought. Puff. Drink. Skate. Create. Stumbling and learning and through an endless imagination, a creation is unveiled that made wide the eyes of those in the know. A ramp was created and thus sparked the endless creation of human movement. A dance floor was born. And in the Sound, where waves were not always found. These men created. And skated."
- Nick Cowgill, Pit Resident (circa 2005-2006)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


FCD Surfboards.

5'10 Twin Fin.
Sporting Yellow & Red.
February 6th, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - The San Francisco Slide

Nick Smith - in style & strength - slides through a San Francisco mix - wheels on fire like the quake of nineteen "oh" six
Photo: James Blose

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Imagination & Inspiration

Sometimes the most memorable evolutions in sports
lack complete desire to progress.
Making something from nothing is what having an imagination is all about.
The more you know, the less you need to have fun!
"When there's surf, I'm totally committed;
when there's none, it doesn't exist" - Miki Dora

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Jenny Kjellbom
& Former Rider of the Swedish National Snowboard Team
sports her sail in fantastic flying fashion.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Slide or Deploy

To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to slide or to sail down the mountain remains a decision one must contemplate during the descent.

The sound of screeching horror or the elegance of a whispering breeze...

Skate & Deploy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Malibu - Call to the Wall 2008

Co-Founder of SPORTING-SAILS & Sukräfte Team Rider, Nick Smith, gracing this beautiful & historical wave with an elegance derived from ski/skate style & strength.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Harry Egger - Hot Pursuit of Speed

Harry Egger in the "hot pursuit of speed" means trying every trick in the book of aerodynamics - just like the speedski pioneers did 70 years before him.
For more information, click here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - The History of Ski-Flying

“Without a doubt it is a magnificent, even intoxicating feeling to float down in the air so long, far and high, truly acting more like a bird than like a human being, to a certain extent acquiring a superhuman characteristic trait and flying along just like an eagle.” - Sep Bradl (Austria, 1936)

Sep Bradl is the very first man to jump and fly over more than 100 meters at Planica in 1936. His accomplished attempt to "soar down the mountain" marked the beginning of the era of ski-flying.

For more information, click here.

Monday, July 13, 2009


...strap in and go!
ice & snow
down below

two sails,
two skis &
one breeze
is all you need...

Thursday, July 9, 2009


inspiration is the reason
try something new
not bound by the season
enjoy many sports
not just one
mix them together
have fun
rid the conventions
simply create
skate like you ski
ski like you skate

SPORTING-SAILS - Leo Gasperl - Elegance of the Turn

leo gasperl (1930s-1940s)
angel of the snow
fastest man on skis
first coach of the italian national ski team
instructor to many royal families & international VIPs
model of ski fashion
lover of fine wine & architecture
photographer & writer
futurist artist & sporting hero
while other sportsmen have come & gone,
none displayed the elegance of leo gasperl

SPORTING-SAILS - A Tribute to Bill Smith Jr. & The Ski-Klipper

vail, colorado
nineteen seventy-one
bill smith jr. & karl hochtel
laughing in the sun
camprobbers cabin
game creek bowl
bratwurst & schnapps
no ski patrol
colorful ski-klippers
for miles & miles
friends & family
with faces full of smiles