ESS. Over 30 years of history and two stores strong. It all began back in 1988 when Mark bought a little ski & windsurf shop on the Central Coast called Erina Sail & Ski. This was back in the day where skis were long and thin, one piece suits were fluro, and snowboards were just making their debut in Australia. Lift tickets were only thirty five bucks, the Ski Tube was brand new, as was Friday Flat at Thredbo.