SIMA's Annual Waterman's Weekend

by steve watts December 19, 2012

SIMA's Annual Waterman Weekend

As the first handboard/handplane makers to be a part of SIMA, we are proud to take part in the annual Waterman’s Weekend. Slyde has donated two of our favorite boards (a woody and a wedge pro) to the cause and the silent auction to be held on the second day of the event.  As I'm sure you are aware, if you have read any of our other posts, we are very active and passionate in helping the various organizations that help in keeping the ocean the way it should be: natural and pure.  We are hoping this, in some small way, helps in that cause.  

SIMA's Annual Waterman Weekend“The annual Waterman’s Weekend has served as the main fundraising source for the SIMA Environmental Fund since its inception. Waterman’s Weekend is a two-day fundraising event held each August that exclusively benefits the SIMA Environmental Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that awards grants to various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waves. The weekend event begins with the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament, featuring a lively day on the links, a surf contest, and live and silent auctions. The Waterman’s Ball and Auction reigns as the main event, which not only allows the surf industry and friends of the environment to raise money for important oceanic causes, but also honor and celebrate those making significant contributions in the industry with the prestigious annual Waterman of the Year, Environmentalist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards.”

Below is the woody handboard and flame head pro-wedge auction items for the Waterman’s Silent Auction.

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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