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

Our best selling model of 2017

sale logs

Our Cruise Control was our most popular model for 2017. We only have 3 longboards left in stock at 2017 SALE prices, £100 saving compared to custom orders. Check out the logshop for more details.

The Cruise control is designed to work as an everyday glider. Shaped to handle a variety of conditions it serves as the perfect travel companion. A modified template for 2017 has ensured its outstanding performance is further refined.

A great beach break board with a distinctly traditional feel. A proven rocker line combine with a well proportioned template to create a refined balance between trim speed and turning agility.

The blended nose concave enhances stability whilst on the tip and provides an ideal platform for stylish footwork. Medium volume 50/50 rails and well defined tail hips complete this easy to ride slice of surfing history. Perfectly at home in small to head high waves, both clean and textured.

A fin box is supplied as standard on this model with the choice of a Rainbow 10.25″ ‘Slide 65′ Fin or a 9.75″ 4A Greenough fin. .

This model can be ordered from 9′ 0″ to 9′ 6″

Sizes Typically 9’ 6″
Nose 18″
Middle 23″
Tail 16 1/4″
Thickness 3″

Slide 65 customer orders have been delivered/collected today in time for Christmas.
For anyone who’s left it a bit late, we still have a few stock boards.
Free t-shirt, wax and stickers with any boards sold this week #slide65

GREEN LIGHT for Slide 65 board sale

Loyal customers, our remaining summer stock of boards must go. If you have been dreaming about that special board, now is your chance to make it yours at a discounted price. Massive savings compared to custom orders. Boards are available to view at Sennen Surf Co or via the Slide 65 website. When they’re gone, they’re gone, enjoy!


smooth movers:slide

Welcome all to the Smooth Movers festival to be held at Godrevy beach, Cornwall from 15th – 17th September. The festival will showcase the talents of some of Europe’s finest long boarders and form a celebration of stylish surfing.

Slide 65 is proud to be involved with this prestigious event and we will be honoured to see a selection of our boards being ridden by many of the invited competitors.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite any of our loyal Slide 65 loving friends to join us during the event. Watch, free surf, hang out and generally enjoy the laid back vibe.

On Saturday evening from 5pm there will be an exhibition of Slide 65’s latest boards which will form the basis of an informal open forum about board design and shapes, when I will endeavour to answer any questions you may have regarding surfboard shaping the Slide way. There will be discounts available on our current stock boards for anyone attending the event.

A warm welcome is extended to all our loyal supporters. I hope to meet you over the weekend for a surf and a chat over a chilled beer.

Rob Wright – shaper/owner at Slide 65 Surfboards


Friday​ ​15t​h
19.00​ ​Welcome​ ​​ ​-​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar
20.00​ ​Film​ ​Premiere​ ​of​ ​​Church​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Open​ ​Sky​ ​​By​ ​Nathan​ ​Oldfield​ ​-​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar 21.00​ ​Live​ ​Music​ ​by​ ​Tyler​ ​Crewes​ ​-​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar

Saturday​ ​16th
8.00​ ​Longboarding​ ​Start​ ​–​ ​Godrevy​ ​Beach
14.00​ ​Battered​ ​Fish​ ​Heat​ ​-​ ​Godrevy​ ​Beach
16.00​ ​Send​ ​it​ ​for​ ​Summer​ ​expression​ ​Session​ ​-​ ​Godrevy​ ​Beach 17.00​ ​Photo/Art​ / Slide 65 Board Exhibition​ ​and​ ​Drinks​ ​–​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar
19.30​ ​Dinner​ ​–​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar
22.00​ ​Algorhythm​ ​official​ ​after​ ​party​ ​–​ ​Rockpool​ ​Bar

Sunday​ ​17t​h
8.00​ ​Rest​ ​and​ ​Recuperation​ ​/​ ​Back​ ​up​ ​date​ ​​for​ ​surfing​ ​if​ ​adverse​ ​weather​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Saturday

The​ ​Details……
The​ ​‘Smooth​ ​Movers’​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​invitational​ ​exhibit​ ​of​ ​the​ ​finest​ ​traditional​ ​longboarding​ ​at

Godrevy​ ​Beach,​ ​Cornwall,​ ​U.K.​ ​from​ ​the​ ​15th-17th​ ​September.

We’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​affair​ ​at​ ​1900​ ​at​ ​the​​ ​​Rockpool​ ​bar​​ ​with​ ​a​ ​welcome​ ​speech​ ​from​ ​Michael​ ​Lay, gentleman,​ ​scholar​ ​and​ ​fine​ ​surfer​ ​to​ ​set​ ​the​ ​tone​ ​for​ ​the​ ​weekend.​ ​Welcome​ ​competitors, welcome​ ​friends,​ ​welcome​ ​all.​ ​After​ ​which​ ​we’ll​ ​be​ ​showing​ ​Nathan​ ​Oldfield’s​ ​visual​ ​poem ‘Church​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Open​ ​Sky’.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​of​ ​course​ ​be​ ​accompanied​ ​by​ ​chilled​ ​beer,​ ​if​ ​we’ve​ ​learnt anything​ ​from​ ​the​ ​WSL,​ ​chilled​ ​beer​ ​for​ ​all​ ​is​ ​a​ ​prerequisite​ ​of​ ​any​ ​surfing​ ​event,​ ​particularly for​ ​the​ ​press.​ ​​Moving​ ​Smoothly​ ​​on​ ​into​ ​some​ ​live​ ​music​ ​from​ ​Gwithians​ ​favourite​ ​son,​ ​Tyler Crewe’s​ ​we’ll​ ​send​ ​it,​ ​but​ ​not​ ​all​ ​the​ ​way,​ ​a​ ​pre-midnight​ ​finish​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​essential​ ​for​ ​all​ ​with an​ ​8am​ ​start​ ​planned​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning.

Saturday,​ ​the​ ​focal​ ​point​ ​of​ ​the​ ​weekend,​ ​we’ll​ ​watch​ ​the​ ​surfing​ ​from​ ​the​ ​cliff​ ​tops​ ​at Godrevy,​ ​facilitated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Trust,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​frankly​ ​epic​ ​location​ ​to​ ​watch europe’s​ ​best​ ​traditional​ ​longboarders​ ​move.​ ​As​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​longboarding​ ​we’ll​ ​be showcasing​ ​a​ ​‘Battered​ ​Fish’​ ​heat.​ ​Eight​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best,​ ​local,​ ​alternative​ ​craft​ ​riders​ ​will​ ​take​ ​to the​ ​curl​ ​on​ ​twin​ ​fins​ ​and​ ​​ ​draw​ ​lines​ ​for​ ​Godrevy.​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​one​ ​and​ ​all​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​‘Send It​ ​for​ ​Summer!’​ ​in​ ​our​ ​charity​ ​expression​ ​session​ ​5​ ​pounds,​ ​no​ ​thrusters,​ ​you​ ​do​ ​the​ ​math.

After​ ​the​ ​surfing,​ ​around​ ​1700​ ​we’ll​ ​retreat​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Rockpool​ ​cafe/bar,​ ​it’s​ ​probably​ ​time​ ​for​ ​a beer,​ ​an​ ​exhibition​ ​of​ ​art​ ​and​ ​local​ ​photography​ ​will​ ​greet​ ​us,​ ​St​ ​Ives​ ​legend​ ​Joe​ ​Greenaway will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​focal​ ​point​ ​of​ ​the​ ​exhibit​ ​have​ ​a​ ​browse​ ​drink​ ​another​ ​beer​ ​maybe?​ ​Slide​ ​65 Surfboards’​ ​Rob​ ​Wright​ ​will​ ​be​ ​exhibiting​ ​a​ ​few​ ​boards​ ​and​ ​answering​ ​questions​ ​on​ ​the crafts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​weekend.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​see​ ​us​ ​into​ ​the​ ​prize​ ​giving​ ​and​ ​a​ ​quick​ ​cut​ ​of​ ​the​ ​days happenings​ ​on​ ​the​ ​big​ ​screen.​ ​Flow​ ​into​ ​some​ ​food,​ ​paella​ ​served​ ​on​ ​the​ ​deck, accompanied​ ​by​ ​more​ ​beer​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​set.

​ ​As​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​dips,​ ​the​ ​mood​ ​rises;​ ​Algorhythm​ ​will​ ​host​ ​the​ ​official​ ​Smooth​ ​Movers​ ​after​ ​party, after​ ​a​ ​frankly​ ​mind​ ​blowing​ ​first​ ​event​ ​the​ ​boys​ ​are​ ​back​ ​showcasing​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​finest house/techno​ ​in​ ​the​ ​county.​ ​House​ ​music​ ​fan​ ​or​ ​not​ ​this​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​the​ ​summer, taking​ ​to​ ​the​ ​floor​ ​at​ ​10pm​ ​you’ll​ ​need​ ​a​ ​ticket​ ​for​ ​the​ ​final​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​get​ ​one​ ​here;

​ ​​https://www.facebook.com/events/1740074232689158/

Autumn tint for Hunter model

hunter multi

Length 6′ 0″, Middle 19 3/4″, Nose 15 1/2″, Tail 14 7/8″, Thickness 2 3/8″

Get deep inside with this refined single fin shape. Perfect companion for that winter get-away. Keep it simple ‘stay single’.

Was £599 – Now £499 (+fin)

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


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.


Rob Wright and Gwilym Pritchard talk board shapes

Midlength Summer Fun


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