Slyde Chronicles

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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Wine, Waves & Beyond: Longboard Surf Classic

April 28, 2012 1 min read

Wine Waves & Beyond Longboard ClassicOn Friday, there will be the "Barrel to Barrel" Wine & Beer Tasting and Saturday includes a day trip to wineries as well as a “Brewmaster's Dinner”.  The Longboard Surf Contest will be Sunday, followed by a BBQ and live music.
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Tonight! Ancient Future - An Exhibition of the Arts

April 27, 2012 1 min read

Ancient Future exhibition of the artsHomework Studio L.A. & Six01 Studio in conjunction with: Ashbury Eyewear present Ancient Future!  The post-modern, post apocalyptic Babylonian bazaar.  The exhibition will take place Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 – 10:00pm.
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Come Down to the Moonlight Beach Surf Faire this Saturday

April 26, 2012 1 min read

Moonlight Beach Surf FaireSlyde will be down in San Diego this Saturday, May 5 from 9am to 5pm, for the Moonlight Beach Surf Faire. We'll be unveiling some of our new Board Tease apparel, along our classic and new handboards
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Surfrider Venice Beach Clean Up "Cinco De Mayo"

April 25, 2012 1 min read

Surfrider venice beach cinco de mayo cleanupIf you are in the area on the 5th of May, join Surfrider and a bunch of volunteers in cleaning up Venice Beach.  Come out on Cinco de Mayo and lend a hand at the Venice Breakwater for our monthly beach cleanup!
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San Diego's Surf Film Festival: May 11-13

April 24, 2012 2 min read

San Diego Surf Film FestivalThe San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF) just announced its lineup of independent international surf films that will transport viewers into evolving surf cultures around the world.
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Five Dive Spots in Unexpected Places

April 23, 2012 1 min read

Five unexpected dive spotsOf course, places like the Caribbean and South Pacific have great opportunities for diving, but they aren't the only places you can explore an exceptionally cool underwater world.
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Venice Community Housing Continues to Do Their Part

April 22, 2012 1 min read

Venice Community HousingVenice Community Housing is a local non-profit that's been developing lasting solutions for low-income individuals and families for over 23 years. 
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Some Good Lookin', Locally Made Bike Gear from Beatrice Holiday

April 19, 2012 1 min read

Beatrice Holiday bike gearBeatrice Holiday is a line of locally made, eco-friendly and vegan bike gear, that won’t deter your style.  Support an alternative mode of transportation  and promote the positives of biking versus driving your car.
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Thirsty? You're Gonna Want One of Mike Hamel's Wall Taps

April 18, 2012 1 min read

Mike Hamel Wall TapsDIY artist Mike Hamel has been creating some sick taps for your house out of his LA garage.  Wall taps are up-cycled skateboard decks that have been skated and given its own natural distress, which makes them all one of a kind. 
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Bliss 101's New Exhibit of Photography from Rob Machado

April 17, 2012 1 min read

Bliss 101 Photography Rob MachadoBliss 101, a coastal art gallery and boutique in downtown Encinitas is launching an exhibit of photography by local surf icon and Cardiff native Rob Machado.
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Big Wave Surfing Wall Paper

April 16, 2012 1 min read

big wave surfing wall paperThe guys over at meaningoflife have put together some of the gnarliest big wave shots I have ever seen. You can save ‘em to your desktop.
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Slyde Board Tees Slight Preview

April 15, 2012 1 min read

Slyde board tees previewHere is a very quick shot of the crew (Paul, Alicia and other Paul) modeling a few of the designs for the new line of t-shirts due for release in the next week or two. 
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Cartel: Collaborative Arts LA Presents Brokechella 2012

April 14, 2012 1 min read

Brokechella 2012So fear not, those of us with empty pockets and overdraft charges aplenty. Brokechella 2012 will be the place to be in LA on April 21st, we can promise you that.
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A Session in the Shore Break at El Porto

April 13, 2012 1 min read

shorebreak session at El PortoThe waves were not quite what we had taken the trip down for. So, we hauled out the handboards and turned our frowns upside down with some sweet little shorebreak nugs.
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Another Sick Slyde Art Board From David Kim

April 11, 2012 1 min read

David Kim Slyde board artDavid has just finished this sick board for us.  Let us know what you think!
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Skeleton Bay, Namibia: Getting Shacked

April 10, 2012 1 min read

Skeleton Bay NamibiaIf you grew up in South Africa, you would have heard about this place a long time ago. Not only for the folklore that it’s possible to pick up diamonds on the vast expanse of beach along the Namibian, coast but also for the insane waves.
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The Chocolate & Art Show "Los Angeles": Free Chocolate!!

April 09, 2012 1 min read

Chocolate and Art Show Los AngelesThe Slyde crew will be there to support one of our artists, Thomas Cruz, at the Chocolate & Art Show.  Come on, who the hell doesn’t want free chocolate?! It’s going to be fun!
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Korduroy.TV Has A Sick New Site!

April 08, 2012 1 min read

Korduroy.tv has a new siteAlong with their award-winning webisodes, the new Korduroy.TV features a collective of the world's finest surf, snow and skateboard builders, as well as photographers, designers and filmmakers sharing their blogs, galleries and storefronts in one streamlined location. 
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Venice Beach Surf & Skate Fest! - April 21, 2012

April 07, 2012 1 min read

Venice Beach Surf & Skate FestCome join us at the inaugural Venice Surf and Skate Festival. Slyde will be there with friends and a tent, so please cruise round and come say hi.  It’s going to be a great day!
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Bodysurfing Fins With A Difference

Bodysurfing Fins With A Difference

April 06, 2012 1 min read

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Welcoming Lynnie Diede to the Slyde Art Syndikit Team

April 05, 2012 1 min read

Lynnie Diede Slyde Art SyndikitLynnie is super talented and has some amazing art.  Check it out here on the Art Syndidkit.
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A Retake On Bike Lock Up!!

April 04, 2012 1 min read

retake on bike lock upThis is the coolest looking way to lock up your bike since someone decided to start putting some thought into urban design. We don't know who made or designed these (if it was you, let us know so owe can throw you some props). 
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Seaweed Invading South Florida Beaches

April 03, 2012 2 min read

seaweed invading South Florida BeachesIn Fort Lauderdale alone, crews have picked up more than 40 tons of the ocean refuse since Saturday, and they expected to remove between 12 and 18 tons on Tuesday.
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Boys And Girls Club Of Venice Poker Tournament: May 19th!

April 02, 2012 1 min read

Boys and Girls Club Venice Poker TournamentThe Boys and Girls Club of Venice will host their 2nd annual “no limit Texas Hold’em” poker tournament on Saturday, May 19th from 1 -7 p.m. 
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Red Bull Brings Together LA Artists at Lab Art

April 01, 2012 1 min read

red bull la canvas art coolersOver the weekend at Lab Art in Hollywood, Red Bull brought together 20 of LA’s most innovative up-and-coming street artists to design their own canvas-wrapped Red Bull coolers.
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Stand Up for Clean Water

March 31, 2012 1 min read

Stand up for clean water waterkeeper allianceHundreds of clean water supporters and outdoor enthusiasts will gather at Santa Monica Beach for a day of stand-up paddling including competitive and fun races, demos, lessons, SUP sea cleanup, and SUP Yoga!
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Testing 1, 2, 3, Testing!! Donnie Brink Gives the New Member of the Slyde Family a Test Ride

March 30, 2012 1 min read

Donnie Brink tests Slyde handboards' new shapeWho said you need stormy 10 footers to have an amazing time out in the surf with a handboard?  Now honestly, why wouldn’t you give it a go?
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Leroy Grannis Chronicles California Surf Culture

March 29, 2012 1 min read

Leroy Grannis surf photographyLeroy Grannis is a photographer/liver/chronicler of California Surf Culture.  He began photographing the California and Hawaii surf scene in the early 1960s.
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Lego Ink Riders by Alberto Seveso

March 28, 2012 1 min read

Lego Ink surf photography
With some legos, water and ink, who knew you could create awesome surf photography.  Check out Italian photographer Alberto Seveso's amazing work!
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Catalina Island Classic - May 5th & 6th 2012

March 27, 2012 1 min read

Catalina Island ClassicIn 1977, a small group of elite downhill skaters took over the city of Avalon to participate in the original ‘Catalina Classic’.  These skaters, along with this event, have inspired generations of riders and largely contributed to the lifestyle synonymous with our part of the world. 
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Hawaii Surfer Bitten By Shark Says He'll Be Back

March 26, 2012 1 min read

Hawaiian surfer Joshua Holley shark attackThe surfer bitten by a 10-foot shark off of Hawaii won't let the ordeal keep him out of the water.  Holley was recovering at home Wednesday. He recalled punching the shark and paddling to shore with help from two surfers.
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Amazing Art From 15 Yr Old Eleanor Bennett

March 25, 2012 1 min read

Eleanor Bennett artEleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15-year-old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic, The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organization, Winston's Wish, Papworth Turst, Mencap, Big Issue, and Nature's Best Photography, among others.
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California & LA Value Sex More Than Rest of the U.S.

March 22, 2012 1 min read

California and LA value sex more Huffington PostCongrats, Venice!  And thanks for this, Huffington Post.  California, you're dirty. LA, you're even dirtier.
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"Ruff Water" Series By Seth Casteel

March 21, 2012 1 min read

Ruff Water series by Seth CasteelBased in Los Angeles and Chicago and now available nation-wide, Little Friends Photo specializes in lifestyle pet photography, embracing the at-ease mentality of pets on location and in their natural surroundings.  
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