by steven watts December 09, 2017

Slyde Handboards make catching a wave easy, but it does requiring knowing the basics of paddling.

How to position your fingers/ hand to get the best momentum for catching the wave.

When you're out in the water, your feet and your hands are your only method of propulsion, so to catch a wave, your fingers need to be closed.  

Dig really hard, kick really hard, and once you feel the wave pick you up, you'll SLYDE all the way to the beach. Remember if you're out in an area where you can stand, stand up and take a break. If you ever feel tired, go to the beach and play it safe.

Also you can switch directions or arms with your Slyde Handboard,  so  you can go in different directions. However, if you're left-handed or right-handed, it may be more natural to stick with one specific arm, so try both and see what works for you.


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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