The Slyder Cup


The 3rd Annual Friction Affliction Convention

27th November 2016, Lusty Glaze

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Welcome to The Slyder Cup! Part competition, part social gathering The Slyder Cup is an annual happening that brings together body surfers, paipo riders, mat surfers, bellyboarders and alaia riders in a one-day event that celebrates the art of waveriding from a ‘finless’ perspective.

Giving a platform to the diversity that exists in the wavesliding culture, the competition is open to both experienced and emerging talents on the burgeoning alternative scene with an emphasis on good vibes, good rides and good times.


This annual contest consists of four categories: bodysurf / handplane; paipo / bellyboard; mat surf; alaia / finless board ridden standing. Please check out the board criteria and terms HERE.

Start time will be announced in the week leading up to the event depending on swell and tides. Each category progresses through knockout format, back-to-back 20 minutes heats, followed by a final to crown a winner in each class.

A grand final is held between each of the category winners and a Slyder Cup Champion is be crowned.


Entries for the 3rd Annual Slyder Cup are now open HERE

Shapers and makers from backyard builders to established names are invited to showcase their alternative surf craft.  If you have a finless wave-slider you would like to show, get in touch about bringing it along, we’d love to see it E:

To see what went down at the First Annual Slyder Cup click HERE

To see what went down at SLYDER 2.0, click HERE.