October 19, 2017 2 min read

Starting a company is hard, really hard. Making a company successful is beyond difficult. The only reason Slyde has stuck around for SEVEN YEARS is your support.

All the stoke photos and endless stories of smiles, have organically spread Slyde and the love of handboarding in a way we could only dream of,  and no amount of advertising could ever bring.

Me, Ange,Venice, Michelle and Aunt Joyce thank you for all your amazing support over the years and we look forward to a very bright future of Slyde Life.

7 years ago this month me and my buddy Russ started Slyde (a childhood dream) out of a dumpy little garage in Venice Beach, California. It has been a wild ride and I have met and made friends with so many incredible people over the last 7 years.

Including my awesome wife and business partner Ange. It has been a humbling and incredible experience to have been a part of such an awesome community of people and to watch the growth of the company and most importantly to see the stoke handboarding has brought to so many people around the world.  

Here we are 7 years later celebrating our biggest year ever!  Both on a Slyde and personal level.

With the incredible launch and reception of the Slyde Grom Board that allows even more people to experience the ocean in our unique way. The Grom was an absolute passion project and by far our biggest success to date.

To the birth of our daughter, the ever talkative, Venice (you guessed it, named after the birth place of Slyde).  

Both myself and Ange are super excited for the future of Slyde as we look to the future with some amazing collaborations with some long time partners and new friends and we invite you on the journey.  THANK YOU!!!
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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