1030 Calle Cordillera, Suite 104
Compiled by Eric Heinz
Angela Watts, co-owner of Slyde Handboards with her husband, Steve, have launched a new business site in San Clemente. Their product is a pair of handboards for hand surfing.
“We originally are from Venice Beach, and my husband started this business out of a garage in 2010,” Angela said. “We love Orange County and we wanted to get a business going.”
The new location has space for a workshop that is being put together.
Angela said Steve has been bodysurfing since he was 10 years old when he was growing up in South Africa.
“He traveled to Australia and Indonesia and finally he was able to settle here in California and do his dream,” Angela said.
The boards are lightweight and encompass the entire hand in order to create a headfirst surf experience.
“They’re the most high-tech in the industry, a mix between a surfboard and a snowboard,”
McCall Henke, public relations and marketing manager for Slyde Handboards, said.
Steve earned a degree in product design, which he has translated into his passion. He collaborated with experts in Hawaii in order to make the design the best he could.
A grand opening for the business will take place 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. Discounted products will be available for purchase.
Regular hours for the business are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.