New Dog Collars Are Here!

Kevin KennedyComment
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We are excited to announce we have new dog collars just in time for autumn.  Because each one of our dog collars is handmade and one of a kind, we only make a small batch for each season.  If you are interested please check out our shop!  Each dog collar is crafted by the Wayuu People of Colombia, which is why each design is unique.  The best part is each collar comes with a matching bracelet, so you can look just as good as your best friend!  

Black Friday is Here!!!

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Black Friday

Oh yeah!!! Black Friday is here!  Are you stressed about the holiday season, have no fear because Buena Onda is here.  We are looking to help make your holiday shopping easy this year by providing amazing handmade products from the Wayuu People of Colombia.  Everything we sell is fair-trade and one of a kind.  The best part is we work directly with each Wayuu Family.

We've been everywhere, man (Festival Life)

Brett WaggonerComment

"I've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere, man. Crossed the desert's bare, man. I've breathed the mountain air, man..."

Over the past few months, Buena Onda has been living a Johnny Cash song, criss-crossing the country showcasing the amazing Wayuu mochilas at a myriad of music festivals. Alabama, Arkansas, Washington, Michigan…I’ve been everywhere, man.  

On our journey, while sharing a slice of Wayuu culture with the western world, I received a crash-course in festival culture.

As a “Festie Virgin” I was greeted in open arms by savvy veterans, who were as eager to enlighten me about festival culture as they were to tell me about how bitchin’ that Phish set was at Bonaroo ’09 or about “that one time” at Burning Man…for the fifth time. 

Shaky Knees, Hangout, Sasquatch, Wakarusa, and Electric Forest: great music, better people -- people of all shapes and sizes, races and religions. Short, tall, strange and awesome, at these festivals, people are uninhibited by the constraints of reality. It’s both beautiful and shocking to a newcomer (I’ve seen some stuff, man - the type of stuff you can’t un-see *feverishly rips a cigarette*).  But here’s the thing: everyone is your friend, everyone looks out for one another, and everyone shares the collective goal of having as much fun as humanly possible. Moods are high and vibes are great. Everyone es buena onda, if you will…nudge nudge, wink wink. 

Using mochilas as our medium, we were able to impart a piece of Wayuu culture to curious concertgoers. This "mochila-medium" as I've been calling it since right now (better trademark that), allows us to share the plight of the Wayuu People. And our message did not fall on deaf ears, in fact, it resonated -- an amazing feat, really, given that many of our patrons were fresh off a face-melting dose of acid 120 decibels of Bassnectar.

At the end of the day, we made a lot of great friends, witnessed some incredible performances (Charles Bradley is the G.O.A.T.), and were able to connect the Wayuu with the western world. One mochila at a time.

Of travel (and porta-potties) I’ve had my share, man. I’ve been everywhere. 


Wakarusa Waterfall at Mulberry Mountain Arkansas
Wayuu Wakarusa Friends
Well, it's the verbal Herman Munster a.k.a. Chali 2na performing at Wakarusa. 

Well, it's the verbal Herman Munster a.k.a. Chali 2na performing at Wakarusa. 

Buena Onda is now being sold at Nomad Surf Shop

Kevin KennedyComment

Buena Onda is happy to announce that we are being sold at Nomad Surf.  Family owned and operated, Nomad Surf has been around since 1968.  It is located on A1A - 20 miles south of Palm Beach. They are loved by locals and tourist from all over the world.  They build custom boards to help everyone from a beginner to an advanced surfer catch the perfect wave!  They also have a great selection of both men and women's clothing and accessories, including Buena Onda Wayuu Mochilas.  Are you looking for that perfect gift this holiday season?  Be sure to stop by Nomad Surf and check out their selection of amazing products.

Nomad Surf and Buena Onda