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

Factory Specials. Traditional Keel Fish

multi keel fish

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

Huge savings

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Slide 65 Retailer Sennen Surf Co open their doors this weekend. To kick start the season and celebrate one year of trading they are offering an incredible £50 discount on all logs, with £25 off the shorter boards in the range.

This offer is for a limited period and while current stock lasts so you will need to be quick. Sennen Surf Co 01736 872 656. Tell them Rob sent you! #massivesale #eastercelebration #slide65surfboards

All new traditional keel fish launched

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2017 The pursuit of perfection continues…

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Time to draw some pretty lines…

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Foil in canary yellow resin tint.

happy christmas all you sliders

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