by steven watts January 10, 2018

Well it's safe to say we just blew through 2017 as if it wasn't there! Anybody else feel like that, or is that just what happens when you have a crazy 1 year old ruling the roost?

As we take a moment to catch our breath from the holiday madness we want to take time to honor you guys because without you we are nothing!  We would probably be on our seventh year of semi pro paintball league if it wasn't for your support. Here's how you made 2017 a year like no other:
You were Dad of the year - even though you showed up in your old 80's High School swim team speedo and Indiana Jones hat. @WHOMP_RANGA

Slyde Oz

You gave high fives and showed sharing the water and waves with friends is the way handboarders roll@conrad.808
Slyde HI
You proved once and for all running in fins is not the wisest choice and doing it backward is an even worse idea! and the swim caps are total chick magnets. first annual slyde fest competition - North Beach San Clemente

Bodysurf San Clemente

You stood in janky podium boxes and even legends of the sport are not above a box filled with sand. first annual slyde fest competition - North Beach San Clemente

Slyde Fest 2017

You got preggers and that didn't stop you from getting in the water every day @sdsportinnovators

Pregnant Bodysurfer

You shredded pits even if there were no liquid pits to shred @oc_crew

Tarp surfing

You were adorable @mbrahler13

Slyde Handboard Dog

You pulled in on some gnarly locations@fredodavid

Donald Trump Surf

You hung out with buddies and we assume got up to no good @lucidshutter

Bodysurf Pacific North West

You helped save a bro @manscaped @makenamagro @david_bohorquez @Jeffreyrollins

Manscape Movember

You rode a giant pineapple, Why? Because why not :) Slyde Fest inflatable contest @davis.shoots

Inflatable Pineapple

You were great friends and partners @enoka009

Hawaiian Bodysurfer

You got injured but that didn't stop you trying to catch a rainbow @captain_kookman

Bodysurfing Daniel Carr

You went to brazil and spread the Slyde stoke @jacuzzisurfer

Bodysurf Brazil

You scored waves even in the middle of an east coast winter @oceanenergy

Slyde Handboards Florida

You went starfish style whenever you could, and amassed a collection of boards along the way. @achikefresh_handplanes

Bodysurf Chile

You spread the UK Slyde stoke and helped start the inaugural UK bodysurfing championships @thejurassicdad @andy_bodysurfer

Slyde Handboards United Kingdom

You helped make Brazil a bodysurfing mecca @familiabodysurf

Handboading Brazil

You guys make our job an absolute blast. From the emails of stoke and fun you are having in the ocean with our boards to the awesome and unforgettable videos you send us.

Keep the community going. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE SIMPLY #SLYDEHANDBOARDS

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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