20 Jul '11, 8am

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

We’re all pretty familiar with the popularity of surfing, but not many of us know that there are many different types of surfing – aside from surfboarding, there are derivatives like kite-surfing and wind-surfing, for example. There’s also a less commonly known one – bodysurfing, where the surfer rides a wave without relying on any bouyant device aside from specialized “swimfins”. But what many won’t know is that the art of bodysurfing goes back to the days of Captain Cook, who was credited with initiating the sport while exploring Tahiti in 1769. Today, the sport is popular as ever, and Slyde Handboards intend to ride that wave and shred a whole new destiny. Venice, California-based Slyde Handboards is a small company founded in 2010 that aims to create an entirely new innovative and design driven brand and subculture centered around the sport of handboarding or bodysurfi...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/07/20/slyde-handboards-...

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