We ask all Slyde brand ambassador applicants the question
"Why do you want to be a Slyde Ambassador" and below are 5 thoughtful responses that earned these ambassadors acceptance letters.
"I've been a fan of the brand since I discovered what a handplane was a couple of years ago. I started taking pics with my GoPro Session 6 months ago during the Australian summer and am getting continually stoked with my images.
I'm frothing to get a Slyde handboard for the coming summer and start producing some images with more purpose, especially with a company I respect. I'm out in the water every day when the weather is good. My images are getting better and I love having surf photography as a hobby. I'm starting to frame and sell images and it is a passion I love."
"I want to be a Slyde ambassador because I love the sport of handsurfing and want to be it's representative in Eastern Canada. The sport is in its infancy here but we have a ton of great waves and there's growing awareness of bodysurfing as a legitimate activity. I'd like to represent a brand I think is doing cool things and develop its presence in this part of the world. I am an avid sailor, surfer and bodysurfer. I make my living from the sea and love everything about. I want to translate my passion for the ocean into the development of Slyde's products."
"I have been stoked on Slyde since I first saw these rad handboards in a video on my Facebook feed. That was over two years ago, and I finally bought myself a board over a year ago and have been doing my best to get out when I can. I've been teaching myself to surf for over 10 years, and I've been bodyboarding and bodysurfing for as long as I can remember. The beach and, even more so, the ocean have always been special places to me - and I never feel closer to them then when I'm in the water riding a wave. Being out there on a Slyde handboard is maybe my favorite way to ride waves, and I wanna share that stoke and psyche with as many people as I can. I'll be honest, I don't get out as much as I would like. Being a full-time graduate student and scientist as well as a sponsored competitive rock climber takes up a lot of time. But I'll always represent Slyde to the best of my ability and spread the stoke and love wherever I go!"
"I am completely lost in love with the ocean. I am traveling the whole year around the world to find the best places for surfing, free diving and yoga. usually I am using just my body and nothing else, but now there is just one exception: my flippers and my Slyde handboard. I like the idea to get the best results with all the nature has given to me BUT with this small extra equipment I have so much more fun in the waves. I am absolutely convinced of Slydehandboards to share my passion and my satisfaction with a big group of other water addicted people make me proud and i am sure to help the brand to get a little more well-known in Europe and elsewhere."
"I want to become a Slyde ambassador, to help the company grow, and to spread the word about Slyde Handplanes. I would be able to try out new, or different handplanes, and give feedback about them. I would promote Slyde products, in many ways, including at the beach, nature, or even at school. I would be able to give ideas, and thoughts about handplanes, or products. Thank you for this opportunity, and your time. "
Apply to be an Ambassdor HERE→