The Slyde team individual picks for the holiday season

by steven watts December 10, 2014


slyde team handboard picks

Willy cole 

The slyde Phish

The phish. If I could only bring one handboard on a trip, it would be the phish, because it's so the best board for all around conditions. It's got the length to catch small waves...but at the same time it's narrow which makes it hold well on bigger surf as well!

Taylor Char

The slyde Hexflex blue crush

The Hexflex is easy to control, you can carve up and down the wave with it. You can do maneuvers, butterfly, spin and hit the lip!!


The slyde Wedge

The Wedge is my go-to board! I love this board because the amount of surface area it has makes it so much easier to catch waves and I can actually steer with it to go any direction I want once I am in the wave. The buoyancy of it makes me feel much safer when I am in big surf. It keeps me afloat so I can rest while I am waiting for the sets to come through.

Daniel Carr

The slyde WEDGE

The wedge shaped is awesome for all conditions, this board isn’t set to just shore breaks the surface area allows you to catch waves out the back with the rest of board riders, nothing better than watching the bewildered faces when your calling a surfer off the wave and they are not quite sure how you managed to get the wave. When your on those waves you can put enough pressure on the board to minimize drag and really get moving, bodysurfing is no longer limited to a five second slide. Slyde Handboards and my favorite the wedge will take it to the next level.

steven watts
steven watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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