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

Category Archives: new model

All new traditional keel fish launched

Flow – a brand new mid length model for 2016

Fast and loose this board is a ‘must have’ addition to your quiver. Its speed and flow makes it ride with hull like characteristics whilst its length and functional volume makes it versatile. Low rocker line, displacement hull entry and roll blend to a finely tuned spiral vee into the tail. Both speed and sensitivity […]

soft rails and square tails

New model coming January 2016.

The Hunter

The launch of Slide 65’s latest model has come after extensive research and development from team riders, it all started with Josh Daniel who, along with Rob Wright, came up with the first incarnation of what is now called ‘The Hunter’. After being blown away by what the board could do at home in Gwithian, […]

Hunting close to home…

  Josh Daniel product testing our imminent new model at home prior to his departure to Australia. Thanks to Callum Morse for this image.

Wave hunting…

  @laymike hunting on a recent trip north. He is riding an exciting new board that will be ready for release soon! For now all we can say is that it’s a single fin hunter of waves and that it helped Mike snag this bomb somewhere in Wales. Thanks to @tom__german for the shot.


I have heard it said, surfing single fins is “a lot like love making. No matter how many times you rideĀ it is always a pleasure.”   Alex Knost: Single Fins from Taylor Bonin on Vimeo.

James Parry model is launched

. . . . . . . . . . The Slide65 James Parry Model, has been exclusively refined, tested and endorsed by the British Longboard Champion. Evocative of its namesake, this model is all about style. A new template combines with blade like 60/40 pinched rails for responsiveness, flat rocker for glide and a […]

The Parry model is imminent…