by steven watts November 08, 2016


For those of you patiently waiting on the release of the much anticipated Phish Handboard. We had a little hiccup this weekend so we apologize for the extended wait but we have a "beautiful" excuse.

This past Saturday I was sitting at a coffee shop in Dana Point working hard on setting up the site for the Phish when I got a pretty calm call, “I just had a contraction. You should get home ... oh and pick up some milk on the way back”. Anyone who knows Ange will know that that is a pretty stock standard response to a life changing event.

Needless to say I forgot to pick up the milk. We (or should I say Ange, because as any father knows you are a glorified spectator, at best) spent the next 30 hours in what seemed like the worst pain I have ever witnessed.

Also on a side note, after waiting 9-month for this bundle of joy to show her face, I think the thing that scared me the most was getting yelled at for causing this immeasurable pain. It turns out Ange is one tough cookie and all I got was “you are doing great”. I have never seen anyone endure that kind of pain with such resolve – woman are truly incredible.

It was all worth it because very early Monday morning at 12.55am (making her a Halloween Baby) Venice Rose Watts made her very first appearance and we now have the most incredible baby girl.

Named after the place her parents met and the street Slyde was started on. She has her mother’s good looks, Thank god! Both Mom and baby are doing great.

And I promise I am working hard to finish the Phish set up by Thurs, in-between going gaga over the new love in my life of course.  

Welcome Baby Slyde To The World: Introducing Venice Rose Watts

Welcome Baby Slyde To The World Introducing Venice Rose Watts

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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