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International Surfing Day with Surfrider in Huntington Beach

June 17, 2015 2 min read

SLYDE HANDBOARD INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

Come down and enjoy the festivities at the Huntington Beach Surfrider International surfing day event

As usual there will be all sorts of great events going on for the day and like any other Surfrider event there will be lot of people who attend and a lot to do with the family. From a chili cook off to free stuff from the other vendors and don't forget the world record attempt for the most people to ride a giant surfboard.  

just a few of the events you can check out on the day are 

Slyde Demos and goodtimes

We will be there doing Demos and meet and greet so come on down and try one of our epic boards. The festivities start around 7.30 -8 and carry on through the day till 1pm.

A record breaking day

The big event of the day will be the Guinness Book of Records breaking attempt to ride the worlds biggest surfboard with the most people to attempt to ride the board. The original world record setting surfboard was 39.3 feet long, 9.8 feet wide, and 11.8 inches thick.  It was designed by Australian shaper Nev Hyman and took four shapers 60 days to build.  The surfboard that will be used on June 20, 2015 will be 42 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 16 inches thick. That is a huge board!

The record for most riders riding a single surfboard is 47 and was set on March 5, 2005 in Queensland, Australia during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. This weekend will see us try to break that record and the unofficial record that was set back in 2005 during the US Open of surfing with 60 riding the massive board

Be there to enjoy the day with Slyde handboards an the surfrider team all information for the event is below be sure to get  there early to avoid not finding parking and to get your hands on one of our Demo boards for the day to shred with 

 

surfrider international surfing day

 

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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Not sold on it

I had really high hopes. I have been able to use the Bula on a couple good days. I'm liking my old board better so far. But will try it a couple more times before I return it just to be sure. I have none of the below issues with my Enjoy planer, and thinking of going back.
1. The dam thing is not secure on my hand. No mater how tight I make it. It litterally pops off my hand while on a wave. Its getting really anoying having to constantly pay attention to it.
2. I switch my hand depending on the wave direction. It's tough for me to get a grip on the nose, pull it off then pull tightly on other hand in time. I've missed a couple good ones because of this.
3. The pad that goes accross the top of my hand doesnt cover my whole hand and the seam starts to rub on my hand and is uncomfortable.
4. Not a huge deal but wasnt happy that there were some small cosmetc defects on the board. Eslescially for the price
5. The board bag is kind of ridiculous. Its huge and picture on website isnt to scale, but I probably just wont use it. It was basically free.

I think the only thing I can say positive is I think it has good control... after getting used to the angle I need, and may be a bit more bouyant to pull me out of water for speed. But i need to try it a few times more and figure out how to keep the dam thing on!

I am giving these to my grandsons at the end of the month. I am sure they will love them.

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The leash works amazing i won't go out without my leash on....