Slyde Chronicles

Slyde Demo Day Pictures

August 13, 2012 1 min read

Slyde demo dayFrom what we could see from the smiles on everyone's faces, they all had a very good time! The weather was amazing, as I’m sure you remember if you were around Venice on Memorial Day!
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Grant Schofield Rider Review

August 09, 2012 1 min read

Grant Schofield Rider ReviewWe have a new believer!  Grant Schofield from Merewether on the New South Wales coast in Australia just gave one of our boards a try out in what looks like some decent surf, and here is what he had to say about it.
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Paddleboard Race and Festival This Weekend in Santa Monica!

August 02, 2012 1 min read

Santa Monica paddleboard raceThe third annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival is taking place this Saturday, June 9th! The event features multiple ocean-based events as well as spectator activities. 
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Terry Martin: A Few Words from a Shaping Legend

July 27, 2012 1 min read

Terry Martin shaping film debutI am happy to share the link with you all and encourage you to pass it on to anyone. It’s the simplest of websites that hosts the link to the movie.
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Changing Lives - Bodysurfing with Autism, Come Hell or High Water

July 13, 2012 2 min read

Come Hell or High Water bodysurfing and autism
After the Australian release of Come Hell or High Water the filmmakers received this heartfelt message from Coffs Harbour-based parents Greg and Donna Edwards. Kyan, their 8-year-old son, has autism.
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Slyde Tees are Here!

July 10, 2012 1 min read

Slyde tees apparelHere is just a little tease of the new line of tees making their way into our store.   All of our shirts are made from the softest cotton and made to be worn when its hot. That means none of that thick jersey material!  
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A New Sport! Armpit Barreling!

July 06, 2012 1 min read

new sport armpit barrelingRemember TARP Surfing?  Now we have armpit barreling!  All you need for an awesome time is you, a good buddy and a handboard! Ohh, and a skateboard of your choosing. 
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Grant Schofield Getting Ready for Fiji

July 02, 2012 1 min read

Grant Schofield getting ready for FijiGrant Schofield is getting ready for an epic trip to Fiji with his Slyde handboards.  Keep an eye out right here for all of the latest news as he gets ready for his trip.  It's going to be an epic one!
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Fun Times in the Shore Break

June 30, 2012 1 min read

bodysurfing shore break DockweilerThis morning my bro and I got up for a dawny.  On the way down there, we saw Dockweiler looking half-decent.  Just off the rock pile was a nice little right headed out there and so we got a few sick waves and a couple insane barrels.
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Famous Bodysurfers: This Will Surprise You

June 27, 2012 1 min read

John Wayne famous bodysurfersWell here, we go again! Another story from the world of bodysurfing you probably didn't know existed.  This one is courtesy of our friends over at MYLIFEINWATER
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My LIFEINWATER: A True Waterman's Story

June 26, 2012 1 min read

My Life in Water: A True Waterman's StoryCharl is the owner of MYLIFEINWATER blog and as you can imagine, it is dedicated to, as we are here at Slyde, everything water related. Under, over, through it: You name it, we want to do it.  And so does Charl.
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Chase Miller! The Surfboardman Blog

June 22, 2012 1 min read

Chase Miller from the Surfboardman blog features Slyde HanboardsChase from the Surfboardman was kind enough to put Slyde on his blog.  Thanks for the support bro, and keep up the hard work.
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The Naked Surfer Rides Waves for the Environment

June 19, 2012 2 min read

naked surfer rides waves for the environment32-year-old New Zealander Marama Kake, known locally as “the naked surfer” in Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia, hits the waves in the buff in promotion of sustainable surfing.
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Slyde Demo Day!

June 15, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Demo DayMeet us at Dockweiler Beach near tower 49.  Enter the Imperial Highway entrance off Vista del Mar and travel to the most Northern parking lot.  Parking in the lot is about $8, but there is free street parking above on Vista del Mar.
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Surf Painter Phil Roberts

June 12, 2012 2 min read

surf painter Phil RobertsFlorida native Phil Roberts knows how to make waves. He paints elaborate, striking oceanscapes. These blew us away!
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Slyde in the Netherlands!

June 08, 2012 1 min read

Slyde riding in the NetherlandsOne of our riders in the Netherlands took his new board out for a spin and sent us these sick photos.

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Update from Our Artists at Boardwell

June 06, 2012 1 min read

Boardwell artists updateThe talented ladies at Boardwell have been busy down in Mexico! Courtney Branch & Lindsay Carron spent a week in the tiny town of Baja California working on a large scale mural for an after school program called Oasis. 
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Congratulations, Delray Beach!

June 04, 2012 1 min read

Delray Beach voted best small town in FloridaDelray Beach is the best small town in Florida, according to readers of Rand McNally's "Best of the Road" website.
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Surfilmfestibal 2012 - San Sebastian, Spain

May 29, 2012 1 min read

2012 Surffilmfestibal San Sebastian SpainThe tenth Surfilmfestibal in San Sebastian will be held this summer from May 31st to June 10th.  The official program will be unveiled Wednesday, May 30th, but here’s some idea of what’s on:

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Amazing Surf Paintings By Glenn Francis

May 26, 2012 1 min read

Glenn Francis surf paintingsThrough the years, Glenn has worked in galleries, shaped surfboards, and chased the perfect wave, all the while evolving into one of the most renowned and dynamic surf artists.
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The Best Sunblock in the World!

May 21, 2012 1 min read

Raw Elements voted best sunblockLook who just got the number one rating for sunscreen!  Our good friends at #Rawelements.   I have never used a better sunscreen!  So give it a try! 
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"Life Rolls On" Benefit - Saturday, May 19th

May 19, 2012 1 min read

Life Rolls On BenefitGET INVOLVED - Creative Chakra Spa is holding a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Life Rolls On" on Saturday May 19th, 12PM-6PM.
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"This is About Getting Tubed" - Refraction Magazine

May 15, 2012 1 min read

Slyde Handboards Refraction MagazineWord is spreading! Refraction Magazine's Spencer Higgs caught up with us at the most recent Surf Expo.  In his latest article, "This is About Getting Tubed", he lays out exactly what's to love about getting off your stand-up...
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"CODE RED" - Surfing Goes Huge at Teahupoo

May 14, 2012 1 min read

code red surfing at TeahupooCheck out some of these evil-looking waves from Billabong Pro in Tahiti!  In 2011, this World Surf Tour was placed on hold due to a massive swell bearing down on the famed big-wave spot, Teahupo’o. 
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Santa Monica Festival - May 19th

May 12, 2012 1 min read

Santa Monica festivalFestival highlights include performances by Dustbowl Revival, La Santa Cecilia, Lux Aeterna and Vaud & The Villains, fitness classes, eco-friendly workshops and a Santa Monica Farmers Market “Chef Challenge” cooking competition.
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Hey Floridians, Check Out This Surf Exhibit for Us!

May 10, 2012 1 min read

surfing florida history exhibitFlorida Atlantic University’s University Galleries will host a series of public programs to mark the closing of the “Surfing Florida: A Photographic History” exhibition on Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Schmidt Center Gallery...
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Trinidad Hosting TDC International Surf Festival This Weekend

May 09, 2012 1 min read

TDC International Surf FestivalNils Schweizer, Icah Wilmot, Joshua Burke and others are to compete in the third edition of the TDC International Surf Festival.  It is set to take place this weekend, May 12th & 13th, in Sans Souci, Trinidad. 
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Goodbye Gold's Gym?

May 08, 2012 1 min read

Gold's Gym VeniceWow so apparently the iconic Venice Gold's Gym will be closing its doors when its lease expires at the end of June. Guess who's got eyes on the prime real estate? Yep, it's their neighbor Google. Shocked? Nope.
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Beastman & Phibs at Backwoods Gallery

May 07, 2012 1 min read

Beastman and PhibsSpread across two galleries on the same Collingwood block, the dual exhibitions will present the styles, connections, influences and friendship of two of Australia's leading street artists.
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Cali Native Ran Ortner Has Waves Down

May 06, 2012 1 min read

surf painter ran ortnerAstonishingly talented NYC painter Ran Ortner is originally from the west coast. San Francisco, specifically, and then rural Alaska.  His eye for capturing the detail and movement of waves will blow you away. 
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A Night Out to Keep the Oceans Blue

May 04, 2012 1 min read

Surfrider Foundation Keep Our Oceans BlueIn an effort to raise funds and awareness about local issues affecting our oceans, waves and beaches, the Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego County Chapter will be hosting the 12th Annual Art Gala at the Powerhouse...
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First Friday is Tomorrow: Cocktails and Clothing for a Cause at Gossamer

May 03, 2012 1 min read

First Friday GossamerTomorrow is another First Friday over on Abbot Kinney Blvd, and for this month’s festival, one of the our most renown boutiques is hosting a shopping event benefitting the Elisabeth Glasser Pediatric Aids Foundation. 
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Three Irish Artists Bring Bundoran Alive With Surf Murals Painted Along Main Street

May 02, 2012 1 min read

Irish surf artists
Check out these three Irish artists' awesome surf murals.
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Try Our Boards at the Handplane Hoedown This Saturday, May 5th in San Clemente

May 01, 2012 1 min read

handplane hoedown cinco de mayoOur master shaper Donald Brink will be down at the Handplane Hoedown in San Clemente this Cinco De Mayo with some Slyde boards for you all to try out. 
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We've Joined the Club

April 30, 2012 1 min read

Slyde joined SIMASlyde is now part of SIMA (The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association).  The SIMA Environmental Fund uses these funds to promote ecological and environmental organizations whose efforts are focused on enhancing the oceanic environment.     
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"Change Is In The Air" - Green Long Beach Festival, June 9th

April 29, 2012 1 min read

Green Long Beach FestivalThe 4th Annual Green Long Beach Festival will take place on June 9th, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Marina Green Park on Shoreline Drive.  
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