random thoughts from slide65

"hand-shaping is critical to the evolution of the surfboard. It has been passed down from generation to generation... Hand-shaping really is the soul of the surfboard and in many ways the soul of surfing itself.
It will be a sad day if the hand-shaped surfboard ever goes away."
— Greg Noll

Introducing the Classic Series from Slide 65

classic series_1920x1080Coloured foam T-band stringer Hexcel or Volan glass options. Available on all our Log models. Prices from £800 including fin.

Board shown 9′ 0 Slipstream, Gloss & Polish with Hexcel glass. £850 including fin. #classiclogs #handmadesurfboards

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These midlengths are selling like hotcakes. Fresh from the oven. Grab one while they are still here. #slide65 #steppingstone #britishbuilt #superprice

Joe Hornbuckle joins Slide 65 Team

Former contest hotshot Joe has chosen to embrace Traditional Log riding as he continues on his upward path.

The St Agnes based 17-year old is perpetually stoked and destined for a solid surfing career. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome him to the Slide family.

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Rob Wright and Gwilym Pritchard talk board shapes

Midlength Summer Fun

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7′ 6″ Stepping stone Bordeaux red, sanded finish £470 + single fin #slide65 #steppingstone

Midlengths for summer

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Featured board 6′ 8″ Flow Sage Green opaque resin tint. Sanded finish. Available from Sennen Surf Co #slide65 #sennensurfco

Factory Specials. Traditional Keel Fish

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A limited run of 5′ 8″ psychedelic resin tint Fish. Each board is a work of art and truly unique. Gloss and polish with hand foiled 5″ wooden glass-on Keel Fins £680 #slide65 #FishforSummer

Gwilym Pritchard joins Slide 65 team

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Up and coming rider Gwilym Pritchard continues the trend of stylish traditionalists emerging from the hot bed of Sennen Cove.

His reactive and energetic style already makes him a stand out in the line up, and I am sure a great surfing career lies ahead for him.

I personally want to wish him all the best and look forward to working/surfing with him as part of the Slide 65 family.

All new merchandise

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T-shirts £15 (White or Black)
Longsleeved T-shirts £20 (White or Black)
Zipped sweat jackets £30 (Black, Charcoal, Heather Grey)

S – M – L – XL

plus P & P

GREAT BRITAIN TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND

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Everyone loves a good deal, right? Especially us surfing folk looking to stretch our finances for that winter trip to warmer climes, or simply maximising our water time in any way we can.
Most of us also can appreciate that surfboards, especially the hand made variety have been, in real terms, too cheap to sustain a struggling local surf industry that relies on our support to retain its soul and integrity.
With the weak pound and Brexit looming, imported boards will soon be out of reach financially for most of us. Retail figures of £1800 for a US log from a prominent US board maker will stop board import in its tracks.
If ever there has been a time to ride a quality British hand crafted board it is now. There is a sudden interest in British boards from Europe and beyond. As British surfers with our rich heritage in surfing, it feels we are coming of age.
To be riding a British made surfboard is indeed something to be proud of. With quality and design at an all time high, and longevity and value taken into account it’s a decision many of us will choose.
Fly the flag, ride British!
Rob Wright, Slide 65 founder and shaper