Malakye interview with Steve watts - Slyde Handboards

by steven watts July 13, 2015


Founded In 2002 Malakye by Chad Mihalick, Chad saw an opening to connect employers and potential employees in the outdoor and extreme sports industry with each other, to further enhance this awesome industry and it also a great way for him to work in the industry he loved.

Since those early days, Malakye has grown to what is now the preeminent hiring and jobs market for the outdoor and extreme sports industry. If you happen to be looking for a new job in the industry or really want a change in scenery from your current bore.

go check them out here at and while you are at check out the Interview I recently did with them. Just another foot in the door for the handboarding community, stoked to be included in this awesome site.

Slyde Handboards started with fast food trays and soon turned into a brand dedicated to creating the best handboards they could offer. With a large focus on customer service, Slyde Handboards not only designs handboards for people of all skill levels, the brand also provides how-to videos and other informative media for body surfers. Steve Watts, founder of Slyde Handboards gives us the inside scoop on how the brand got started, the benefits of body surfing, and how you can get involved. - See more at:

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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