"Every summer, the lack of swell gets frustrating. I've always gone in the water despite poor quality waves. This year though, I passed on the 1ft onshore wind swell sessions and I gave up on taking my traditional shortboards to powerful shorebreaks that closeout directly onto sand.
Did I sit on the beach instead and watch? Nope.
I've been spending my time having a blast in the shorebreak this summer, handboarding with my Slyde Handboard and catching every wave that comes my way. With this thing, you can get barreled 30+ times in one session. Can't recall the last time this has happened to a surfer.
I've always enjoyed bodysurfing but Slyde takes it to the next level and I'm excited to push it into bigger waves. I haven't had this much fun in a while and summer is not over yet! Yewww 🌊
PROS: Speed and Compact Size of the board.
Definitely impressed by the amount of speed you can generate with a board this small. Plus, it's lightweight and super easy to take with you every time you're near waves.
CONS: Hard to deliberately leave a surfboard on shore when waves are pumping.
RECOMMENDATION: Just like a surfboard, I'd strongly advise using a leash to avoid losing the board off your hand. Also, you'll need fins for your feet to really catch anything you want and feel comfortable in the water when handboarding."