by steven watts February 02, 2017

Slyde Handboards was established in California in 2010, and hasn't stopped innovating for 7 years.

As a cutting edge brand, Slyde believes in staying ahead of the trends, with product evolution and expansion always at the forefront.

This year at Surf Expo in Orlando 2017, Slyde unveiled their latest handboard, set to put epic wave riding in the palm of your hand.

The Grom was designed specifically for beginners in mind, a handboard for potential board riders, who love what we do in the ocean and think the stoke of riding waves is beyond them. From the materials to the shape, for the last 2 years we re-thought everything we know about handboards and piled our knowledge into making a board that is not only awesome to look at, but performs really well for a beginner.

After I took it out in big surf to test durability, I realized it more than held its own in some pretty gnarly shorebreak and even out at back line. 

The Grom is manufactured with the very best materials like no other foam handboard before. We spared nothing in our quest to create the most unbelievable riding experience. We use the very best and newest manufacturing capabilities from an EPS foam core, to the exceptionally durable and scratch resistant textures EBS outer skin. 

The Grom by name is a great beginners board, but if you are a seasoned pro you will love the hold and lift this board will give you.

Thanks to our team of ambassadors and riders, who were integral in the development of the Grom. For all their hours spent discussing and testing the new shape we are stoked you are a part of the team.

Named the Grom, this foam handboard is as Affordable as it is Fun. 
Watch Steve & Ang's 60 second clip below explaining the Grom board.

Stay tuned to further developments and updates on this epic board,  set to be released in summer 2017.
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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