Slyde Handboards' Earth Day Celebration

by steve watts April 16, 2013

Heal the Bay Earth Day Slyde

Thanks to your generous support, Slyde Handboardswas able to make Heal the Bay's Earth Day a little bit greener. A stellar $152 from the sale, of a unique Slyde Handboard, autographed by master waterman Mark Cunningham, "Come Hell or High Water" movie director Keith Malloy and world-renowned surf photographer Chris Burkard, will be donated to Heal the Bay's "Ban the Bag" campaign.

This is a campaign focused on banning single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles, California.  Currently, it's estimated that Californians alone use 12 billion plastic bags each year.  Continued support for the L.A. bag bill will keep plastic bags from trashing our communities and beaches. Many people bid, but ultimately it was Tim Hoskins of Oakland, California that will be Slyde-ing into the Bay Area on this collectible Slyde handboard. 


The Signed Handboard Winner

Slyde Handboard auction Heal the Bay"I can't wait to get shacked. While I'm a lifelong lover of the ocean, I am a recent convert to the Slyde Handboard after receiving one as a gift last year. The added dimension the Slyde board provides makes it all that more fun to play around in the waves. It was an extra bonus that proceeds went to Heal the Bay.  The 'Ban the Bag' campaign is near to my heart, as I once took a trip to Thailand and saw how the masses of plastic bags floating in the oceans get tangled up in the mangrove forest and consequently destroy the habitat and its residents.  I have since been a reusable bag proponent, and I'm glad my county put it into law this year." said Tim Slyde Handboards, along with you, is looking forward to continuing to bring environmental awareness to causes both local and global.

If you have a great cause that you feel needs our attention, please send us an e-mail:

Also, please note the official total was $152 and not $176 as posted by myself.  Math skills are apparently not my strong point. 

steve watts
steve 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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