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

happy christmas all you sliders




A selection of hand made beauties for your pleasure – available now

Colm Doyle joins Slide 65


18 year old Southern Irish surfer Colm is the latest addition to the Slide 65 team. Watch out for this fella, he’s really going places.

A selection of boards in stock


Colm Doyle


Photo @ronanod111

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out and surfing with this young man when he travelled from his home in Cork, Ireland to collect his new log. Colm is 18 years old and already a well rounded stylist. He really impressed me with his fluidity and repertoire of moves.

Slide 65 welcomes him and I personally look forward to watching his surfing career develop. His enthusiasm and drive to improve and hone his skills is infectious and I have little doubt he has the capacity to reach the pinnacle of traditional surfing.

Simply turn on your Cruise Control


photo by Robert van der Heide

Cruise Control – the quest for perfection


Josh Daniel tests some minor tweaks to our best selling Cruise Control model

New Keel Fish for Marsh


Happy Birthday Marsh. Hope this Keel Fish flies for you!


Logging time. Team riders Josh, Maisie and Rich