Slyde Chronicles

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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East Coast Surfing Championship 2012

March 19, 2012 1 min read

East Coast Surfing Championships 2012ECSC is a major amateur event for the United States Surfing Federation. Each year, several hundred amateurs from menehunes to masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing.
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Nothin' But Sand

March 18, 2012 1 min read

Heal the Bay beach cleanupHeal the Bay began out of this grassroots effort and since then, more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters like you have made incredible strides in improving the quality of the Santa Monica Bay and our beaches and neighborhoods.
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Recycle Your Board at

March 16, 2012 1 min read

Recycle your boards at is an organization striving to keep boards out of landfills. 
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Sweet Deal for Venice Dwellers at Uncle Darrow's Cajun Creole Eatery

March 15, 2012 2 min read

Uncle Darrow's Cajun Creole EateryNewcomers to Uncle Darrow’s usually pop in to try an authentic gumbo or find out what makes up a real Louisiana po’ boy. They don’t realize that a trip to Uncle Darrow’s actually means gaining an uncle.
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Morean, Marx and Made in LA

March 14, 2012 1 min read

Made in LA art galleryThe first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, will be presented at the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. 
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Arbor Collective's Artists

March 13, 2012 1 min read

Arbor Collective's artistsMuch like Slyde's Art Syndikit, those who have contributed to Arbor's apparel are featured on the Arbor site. We took a look through some of their individual portfolios and were very impressed! Enjoy!
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Second Annual Venice Spring Fling

March 11, 2012 2 min read

Venice Spring FlingThe second annual Venice Spring Fling will kick off springtime at the beach in Venice with a free, full day of art and music in Windward Plaza Park on Saturday, May 12, 2012. 
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Waste to Waves

March 10, 2012 1 min read

Waste to WavesWaste to Waves is an exciting new program by Sustainable Surf. It’s for recycling lots of different waste materials into new, “eco-friendlier” surfing products.
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Grab Your Tix And Check Out Mentawais

March 09, 2012 1 min read

Mentawais surf vacationAside from it's endless activities, breathtaking setting and first-rate accommodations, the other great thing about Aloita Resort is the price.  It’s easily among the least expensive in the Mentawais.
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Venice Art/Architecture Walk: May 19 & 20, 2012

March 07, 2012 1 min read

Venice Art WalkVenice Art Walk: studio tours, food fair, art auction, live entertainment and an amazing community celebration! Take art and architecture tours of artist studios and architecturally significant homes.
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Bonnaroo 2012

March 06, 2012 1 min read

Bonnaroo 2012 Music FestivalThe 2012 Bonnaroo lineup expanded by a handful of bands on Tuesday (Mar. 13), after launching with headliners RadioheadPhish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers last month. 
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The Usual Montauk

March 02, 2012 1 min read

The Usual MontaukWhile at the Venice Lightning Bolt store, we stumbled upon this really well designed local paper out of Montauk, NY.   
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10 Best Bodysurfing Beaches In Florida

10 Best Bodysurfing Beaches In Florida

March 01, 2012 3 min read

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Eat, Drink, Rock and Stroll in Cocoa Beach

February 28, 2012 1 min read

Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival
Head over to Cocoa Beach for an epic wine and food session.  Hit the waves while you're at it, too!
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Clark Little Photography

February 21, 2012 1 min read

Clark Little surf photography
Oahu photographer Clark Little has captured some amazing images from inside the tube, and now they're getting international praise.
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Brr! Chillin' With Inner City Surfers

February 17, 2012 1 min read

Inner city surfers GermanySurfers will do anything to catch a wave.  Even when they're in a city.  Despite being 500 miles away from a coast, these hardy surf dudes in Germany are no different.
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