Slyde Chronicles

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show, October 6th - 7th

December 12, 2012 1 min read

The Boardroom International Surfboard ShowHopefully this time around, there will be some swell around to enjoy while we enjoy as some of Southern California’s, and the country’s, best shapers, riders and companies all converge at The Boardroom International Surfboard Show on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
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Paddlers' Fun Event: First Poker Run Sunday, July 22nd

December 09, 2012 1 min read

Paddler's Fun Event First Annual Poker RunLooking for a fun day out on the water? Our good friends and stockists of our handboards, Action Water Sports,  are hosting an awesome day out with....get this…Poker and Paddle!
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Boards Out the Door

December 06, 2012 1 min read

boards out the doorCongratulations on your purchases: John, Bryan, Margarita, Jared, Kevin, John and David!  Your boards are on their way!  Have an amazing time getting shacked beyond all belief!  
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Slyde Review by John Maher of Hungry Walrus!

December 03, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Handboards Review Hungry WalrusJohn Maher of Hungry Walrus was so stoked to try out our woody (ok, we know how that sounds, but this is the PG version).  John is a ripper and theses are his credentials in his own words:
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Raw Elements Eco Challenge

December 01, 2012 1 min read

Raw Elements Eco ChallengeThe event will be hosted by the legendary Garrett McNamara and Raw Elements, and will have the Wave Jet boards, powered surfboards and paddleboards there!  Trust me, I have tried them.  They rock!
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The Catamaran! Suicidal Skateboarding at Its Best

November 28, 2012 1 min read

Catamaran Suicidal SkateboardingA buddy of mine, Eric Bass, sent me this after we got to reminiscing about the good ‘ol days of some crazy-ass suicidal skateboarding. I clearly remember the "road rash” or "roasties" we used to get from doing this.
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Congratulations to Alicia: Slyde Artist of the Month

November 26, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Artist of the Month Alicia HabermanAlicia has some amazing work!  Alicia was also kind enough to do a one-of-a-kind handboard, which you can win if you like our Facebook page. 
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Doing the Handplane Beach Dance at Huntington

November 23, 2012 1 min read

Huntington Beach handplane danceSo excited to head out that you can't resist a little jig before?  Hell, why not?  You know you are going to GET SHACKED! Dance away. Just remember you only need one to have the time of your life. 
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14 Most American Things to Do on the Fourth: Care of Nick Offerman and GQ

November 20, 2012 1 min read

List of Nick Offerman's things to do on the Fourth of July
Nick Offerman's fourteen recommendations for you to be the most American you can this Fourth of July holiday.
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Big Wave Wipeout and Performance Nominees Announced in Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2012

November 16, 2012 1 min read

2012 Billabong big wave awards big wave surfingNominees in three popular categories of the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards fueled by Monster Energy have been revealed, adding to the momentum as the awards show approaches for big wave surfing's premier annual event. 
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Huntington Beach Lifeguards

November 14, 2012 1 min read

Slyde delivers handboards to the Huntington Beach LIfeguards
This weekend we delivered some handboards to the Huntington Beach Lifeguards and they are stoked to show off their brand new boards!
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Not All Doom and Gloom! Good News from Washington

November 12, 2012 1 min read

News from Washington: Reduce in single-use plastic bagsHere it is: a study that proves legislation can get things done!  It’s a great example of what can be done if we put our minds to it. This was as simple as putting a five cent fee on bags in Washington D.C. 
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11 Simple Ways to Save the Ocean From Turning into Plastic Soup!

November 08, 2012 1 min read

11 ways to keep plastic out of our oceans
With all of the different types of plastic out in the world, it's no surprise that some of them will end up in the water.  Here's a list of ways that you can help keep the ocean and beaches plastic free.
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Surfrider's Five Best Ads

November 05, 2012 2 min read

Surfrider's Five Best AdsToday, we look at the five best images/advertisements (in our opinion obviously) created by the Surfrider Foundation. Whatever your opinion on which ones you think do the best job, you have to admit they are all very provocative and really get the point across! 
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Shredding Paper in the Incredible Short Film, "Much Better Now"

November 02, 2012 1 min read

Much Better Now short filmIn “Much Better Now”, the main character is a bookmark, stuck in a forgotten book, caught in a life marked by standstill in a deserted room. One day, wind knocks over the book and blows the bookmark onto the table, separating them. 
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Great Hairy Barrels!

October 31, 2012 1 min read

hair barrels surfingGet tucked under Tom Cruise’s coiffed locks, perform a vicious cutback on Callista Gingrich’s frontal lobe or better yet, get barreled on Marilyn. 
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Bodywhomp/Bodysurf Session at El Porto

October 24, 2012 1 min read

bodysurf session at El PortoWhat better than a late afternoon bodywhomp/bodysurf session with handboards and mates in the shore break at El Porto?  It was a case of a bad session turned fun.  I'm still removing sand from various places. 
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Welcome to the Team: Morgan Smith

October 21, 2012 1 min read

New Slyde team rider Morgan SmithWe are back, this time to welcome Morgan Smith to the Slyde Handboards team. Morgan hails from Mary Esther, Florida and is the official Slyde rider rep on the east coast.
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Grant Schofield Fiji Trip Update!

October 18, 2012 1 min read

Grant Schofield Fiji trip updateThe first images of the great Grant Schofield's Fiji trip are starting to trickle in. We will have a short video up as soon as we get the footage for that. As Grant was saying, it was an amazing week with amazing surf! 
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Point Panic Junior Bodysurfing Classic!

October 16, 2012 1 min read

Point Panic Junior Bodysurfing ClassicJoin the Hawaiian crew at Point Panic for the 1st Annual Point Panic Junior Bodysurfing classic.  Thanks to 
EiaKa Manawa for putting us in the loop.  For the latest event info please, visit goo.gl/Jzlb3
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International Surfing Day: What We We're Up To

October 12, 2012 1 min read

International Surfing DayBefore you say anything: yes, we did pick up our very fair share of crap off the beach. Then we got down to some very early morning fun in the waves.
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Test Driving Our New Shape

October 10, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Donnie Brink new shapeWe are always working on new shapes and new ways to ride. We are currently prototyping three or four different shapes for release in the future! This is just one of them.
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June 20th is Officially International Surfing Day

October 08, 2012 1 min read

June 20th is international surfing dayThe California Assembly recently approved that June 20th will officially be International Surfing Day, and the head of the sport's international advocacy group is urging people to take the day off to hit the waves.
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New Limited Edition Designs Set for Release

October 03, 2012 1 min read

new limited edition designThe last couple of days have seen us working on a few more designs to add to the collection! These designs will be limited editions of only a few boards. We are also working on some more amazing designs for our future boards. 
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Venice Skate Park Competition

September 28, 2012 1 min read

Venice Skate Park CompetitionJune 24th will see the Venice Skate Park competition kick off with well-known international and local skateboarders competing at the new Venice Skate Park
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Cory and Alana Surf Together

September 24, 2012 1 min read

Cory and Alana surf together HawaiiFrom our friends over at Surf Bang, we bring you probably the cutest video you are ever gonna see! Cory Lopez and his daughter, Alana, surfing in Hawaii.  You have to see this! I don’t have kids, but this seems like a good reason to. 
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Underwater Training With Your Slyde Handboard!

September 20, 2012 1 min read

Underwater training with a Slyde HandboardMy brother and I were doing underwater laps in the local pool when we had the idea to use the Woody handboard while doing it. It was more of an experiment than anything else!  
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Brian Fannin Shredding Point Panic, Oahu

September 15, 2012 1 min read

Brian Fannin shredding at Point Panic, OahuBrian just sent us this sweet shot of him pulling in at Point Panic, Honolulu, Oahu. Another great shot from one of our great riders. 
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Lindsay Carron: Artist Workshop

September 12, 2012 2 min read

Lindsay Carron: Artist WorkshopOne of our talented artists, Lindsay Carron is up to some fabulous things this summer. Check out these workshops and get involved.
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Flat Surf? Try One of These in the Meantime

September 07, 2012 1 min read

Flat surf?  Try a Hamboard.Over the weekend we tried one of these Hamboards, and we have to say we're pretty stoked on them. Over the years, various skateboards have tried to capture that feeling of being on a wave.
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Welcome Zach Hawkins to the Slyde Team

September 03, 2012 1 min read

Zach Hawkins new Slyde Team RyderWe welcome Zach to the Slyde ryder team.  Zach, who resides in Carlsbad, California can be seen shredding on any given day!  Just look for the head in the water and it’s probably Zach about to get slotted on another bomb.
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Get Dad Ready for Summer! 15% Off This Father's Day With Code: THEOLDMAN

August 27, 2012 1 min read

get dad ready for Father's Day with Slyde Handboards is right around the corner, and we know Dad can only use so many ties and cigars. Give him the gift of speed! Celebrate the old man by taking him out on the water this summer.
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Welcome to the Team Thomas Burkett

August 23, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Art Syndikit new artist Thomas BurkettI met Thomas at the Encinitas Surf Fair a few weekends back.  We also invited him to join our Art Syndikit. We love Thomas' ocean-inspired art.  It really speaks to us!  Check out more of his art here.
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Venice Art and Crafts Meet

August 20, 2012 1 min read

Venice Arts and Crafts MeetThe new outdoor market + craft summit resumes with some fine music on hand, including swing from Dustbowl and our friends, The Fox Hills Five + Dafni starting at 11AM.  
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Slyde Handboards Adventures: Amazing Surf Vehicles

Slyde Handboards Adventures: Amazing Surf Vehicles

August 16, 2012 2 min read

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Dustbowl Revival This Friday

August 15, 2012 1 min read

Dust Bowl RevivalOur friends from the Dustbowl Revival are playing this Friday! If you haven’t seen these guys play, then get down there. 
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