We're beyond stoked to announce that Slyde Handboards' founder, Steve Watts and Slyde's new shop were featured in the Up Front section of the Los Angeles Business Journal! Below is a preview of the article that Business Journal reporter Justin Yang wrote about Slyde.
"Steve Watts, founder and creative director of Slyde Handboards, accomplished one of his lifelong goals this month: opening a store on the Venice boardwalk.
The 400-square-foot store and showroom marks the evolution of his six-year-old company, which has been selling its handboards, known as handplanes in the water sports world, through his website. Handplanes are wooden or epoxy boards that help body surfers glide on waves.
Watts, a 36-year-old South African native, said he has been selling between 100 and 150 boards a month online. A designer by trade, he had wanted to open a shop in Venice catering to the skateboard and extreme sports crowd after watching skateboarding film 'Thrashin'' as a child."
You can visit the Los Angeles Business Journal here to subscribe and check out the rest of the article. Trust us, it's a great read!