The 3rd Annual Friction Affliction Convention
15th May 2016, Lusty Glaze.
SORRY EVERYONE – CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SWELL!
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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 next Slyder Cup will open later in the year: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Run What You Brung’ expression session is a chance to showcase a diverse range of fins free wavesliding vehicles – the only limit on what you can ride is in the parameters of your skill and imagination… If you’ve ever fancied showcasing your waveriding prowess on a door, a tea tray, a sled, now’s your chance!
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: email@example.com
Our judging panel will again be awarding the prestigious SHAPER’S SHIELD to the shaper of the wavecraft they believe embodies the finest craftsmanship and design.
To see what went down at the First Annual Slyder Cup click HERE
To see what went down at SLYDER 2.0, click HERE.