Some 18 months ago, I was sitting with Lori and Richie in Faqra listening to them talk about a new project they were thinking of starting up. If I remember correctly, the idea was a chill place for snowboarders and skiers to rest their aching feet after a day on the slopes, have a drink, listen to some music and barbecue some burgers. The outcome, was sorta like that, but vastly more awesome.
Ollie Daze. It’s in the name, “Ollie” the skateboarding trick, and “Daze” as in how you feel after a couple of drinks in nature with friends. Together, they sorta sound like “Holidays” and thus, Ollie Daze.
Ollie Daze organizes public and private events in venues that are often public spaces high up in the mountains or on out-of-the-way beaches on the shore. Their events also always have a twist. For example, when they held a snowboarding event a few months ago, instead of hitting the slopes, they found two war-torn abandoned villas in Qanat Bekish, tied a bungee rope on their balconies and jumped off the buildings into the snow. Add food, drinks and music, and you get quite the exceptionally fun day on the snow.
Another intimate beach event was held in Tabarja, and their biggest event to date was the huge blob event (Aqua Park) in Laqlooq, in a lake surrounded by trees and amazing views of the nearby mountains and valleys.
Unpleasant weather didn’t dampen the mood, and although no blob jumps took place on Saturday, Sunday was business as usual and super fun. Check out the video on their page.
It was so good, that the Ollie Daze Aqua Park happening again this weekend, same spot, bigger awesome crowd and equally beautiful music. And if you don’t wanna jump off a crane into the blob in the pond, there are plenty of less extreme games like a slip and slide and plenty of inflatables. Or you could just chill by the pond or around your tents or the DJ booth (Wrangler).
RSVP here, and see you all thereeeeeeee