Slyde Chronicles

Beautiful Ocean-Inspired Art

February 05, 2013 1 min read

Sun beautiful ocean-inspired artFrequently, I am so distracted with my day-to-day life that the beauty of nature is lost to me. Much of the time, we become so immersed with our stuff that it begins to dominate our view of the landscapes, turning us blind to its beauty.
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More Happy Customers Shredding it Up on Their New Slyde Handboards

February 03, 2013 1 min read

Customers new slyde handboards arrivingMore stoked boarders getting into the super fun sport of handboarding. Welcome to the water crew: Vaughn (our resident In London, shred the tube bro), Simon, Mark, Julie, Mike, Christopher, Pamela.
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Nikau Kai Waterman Shop Handplane and Paipo Extravaganza

January 31, 2013 1 min read

Nikau Kai Waterman Shop Handplane and Paipo ExtravaganzaSunday, December the 2nd will see the next installment of fun in the sun and ocean with paipos and handplanes.  Come take advantage of the free try-outs. Hope to see you all there and remember to keep it simple!
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The First Ever Venice Holiday Sign Lighting Event

January 29, 2013 1 min read

First Venice Holiday Sign LightingSave the date! This Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 is the first Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and Windward Holiday Crawl, sponsored by the Venice Art Crawl.

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2012 Venice Surf-A-Thon at the Venice Breakwater

January 27, 2013 1 min read

2012 Venice Surf-a-Thon at the Venice Breakwater
Come on down to the Venice breakwater's 19th Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon on December 15th, 2012.  A $20 entry fee gets you a limited, custom-designed t-shirt and access to the awards party.  Get ready to surf the day away!
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Another Slyde Shipment Out the Door...Stoked!

January 25, 2013 1 min read

Slyde shipment out the doorCongratulations on your new Slyde Handboards Matt, Gregg, Colin, Michael, Deanna, Marcus, Steve and Peter. Your new handboard will be with you shortly, as well as tons of fun to be had! Rip it up!
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A Surfer's Thanksgiving List

January 23, 2013 1 min read

A surfer's thanksgiving list
We always have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving: Family, friends, health, and so on.  Surfers have a little extra to be thankful for.  Here's a short list of what a surfer might be thankful for at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
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"Minds in the Water" Documentary Review

January 22, 2013 1 min read

Minds in the Water documentary reviewSimilar to an after school special, "Minds In The Water" draws upon controversial and socially relevant issues, which in this instance is the protection of marine life.  The movie, although perhaps not cinematically captivating, leaves the viewer with a heartfelt and thought-provoking message.

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Tasty Surf Foods to Keep Your Stoke Alive In and Out of the Water

January 21, 2013 1 min read

Pasta post session surf foodsLet’s start of by dispelling the old wives tale, “No Food 30 minutes to 1 hour before getting in the water.“  Sorry, it’s a big fat lie!  It’s essential to fuel up before your wave carving adventure, as well as after.

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Dive Deeper Into the Sport of Bodysurfing with Keith Malloy's Documentary, "Come Hell or High Water"

January 19, 2013 1 min read

Come Hell or High Water movie reviewI’ll be the first to admit it, I didn’t expect much from this film. Since it’s theatrical release in September of 2011, it’s been kicking its fins around, begging to be watched.  Almost a year later, all I can say is…I wish I’d listened to its pleas sooner! 
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Zach Hawkins Gets Funky on a Left

January 17, 2013 1 min read

Zach Hawkins handboarding in Dana Point, CaliforniaZach Hawkins pulls in on a couple nugs at his favorite spot in Dana Point. Zach rides for Slyde, and we love his stylin’.
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Mike Hetrick Does Some Sick Art on a Slyde Handboard

January 15, 2013 1 min read

Mike Hetrick does art on a Slyde HandboardThanks, Mike for the submission! We love it.... I mean really love it! We are running our art submit program, so if you have great art, why not submit on our Facebook and you could have art on the next run of Slyde Handboards
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Huntington Beach Lifeguards' Annual End of the Year Prize-Giving Event

January 13, 2013 1 min read

Boyd Rookie of the Year Huntington Beach LifeguardsSlyde Handboards was proud to collaborate with the Huntington Beach Lifeguards for their annual end-of-season prize giving event held yesterday on August 16th.
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Surf Academy Handboard Day

January 11, 2013 1 min read

Surf Academy Handboard dayToday we went down to check out the Surf Academy kids shredding it on our handplanes.  They are using our boards to help their kids develop awareness in the water without the danger of a larger board. 
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Santa Monica Bodysurfing/Handplaning Fun

January 09, 2013 1 min read

Santa Monica bodysurfing funSydney, our good friend and owner and operator of  LA Surf and Swim, shreds it up on a sweet little left-hand ride: once again showing you do not need the big stuff. It is quite possible to have a great time handplaning in not so good surf.
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Handboards, Handplanes and Handguns: What's in a Name?

January 07, 2013 3 min read

Handboards handplanes and handguns what's in a nameI’ve been meaning to write a piece about the difference between names given to the boards used in our sport for some time, because I get asked all the time about it. 
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Huntington Beach Lifeguards at it Again

January 03, 2013 1 min read

Huntington Beach Lifeguards handboadingOur good friend Pedro of the Huntington Beach Lifeguards sent us this little gem that he filmed from his phone on the beach at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
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Hendri Coetzee Tribute to a True Waterman: "Kadoma"

December 28, 2012 2 min read

Hendri Coetzee TributeIt was at Patagonia's Film night in Santa Monica that I was introduced to "Kadoma", the film about the last expedition Hendri took leading two American kayakers, Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic, on a 1200-mile journey down the ferocious and mostly uncharted Lukuga River in the Congo Basin.
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Ocean Park Surf Contest Roundup

December 27, 2012 1 min read

Ocean Park Surf Fest RoundupTo check out more info, or to sign up for next year (which, if this year is anything to go by, is going to be a blast) check out their Facebook page here.  They also have great gear to buy! So check it out! 
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StokeFest! Paipo, Handplane, All Welcome Event in San Diego

December 24, 2012 1 min read

Paipo handplane stokefestIt’s what I am assuming is the first paipo, handplane, mat, whatever is propelled by the waves and fins event to be held by the Paipo Society, as far as I could read. The event was arranged by our good friends over at the Paipo Society
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Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguards Get Slyde Handboards

December 21, 2012 1 min read

Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards get handboardsAs most of you know already, Slyde Handboards is a sponsor of the Huntington Beach Lifeguards.  However, now we are firm sponsors of the Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguards
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SIMA's Annual Waterman's Weekend

December 19, 2012 1 min read

SIMA's Annual Waterman WeekendAs the first handboard/handplane makers to be a part of SIMA, we are proud to take part in the annual Waterman’s Weekend.
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Second Annual Ocean Park Surf Contest

December 15, 2012 1 min read

Second Annual Ocean Park Surf ContestThe Ocean Park Surf Club is proud to announce the Second Annual Ocean Park Surf Contest on July 21-22.  Saturday will be the preliminaries and Sunday will be the finals and the beach party. 
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Night Sesh 9 Outdoor Movie Night Feat. Bunyip Dreaming and Sons of Fun

December 14, 2012 1 min read

Night Sesh 9 Outdoor Movie Night Feat. Bunyip Dreaming and Sons of FunOur good friend, and stocker of Slyde Handboards, ZJ Boarding House, is once again holding one of its famous Night Sesh Movie Nights at the California Heritage Museum.
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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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