Valentine Disco // Surf World Party and Sale Friday Feb 6th 6-9pm


We will be having a mini Art on the Slide pop up Friday February 6th 6-9pm at Surf World Pompano Beach. Cruise on by and pick up some heartfelt handmade gifts for your sweethearts from local surfers. We will have Slave to the Wave, Surfy Birdy, Frezz Art, Penny Lane LP, Rick Shreds, Chloeo’s Candles and Soaps, Salty Sista and Filibuster set up in the shop vending 6-9pm and also 20% off all clothing, sandals, sunglasses and accessories in the shop all day. Bring your dancing shoes if you would like and disco away we will have music and open bar.

Art on the Slide Holiday Edition

On December 19th Slave to the Wave is having its end of the year “Art on the slide” Party @ Jump the Shark-formerly the Bubble.


Live Music
Dooms de Pop
Brady Newbill Acoustic set

Holiday Market by local surfing artists
Slave to the Wave, Surfy Birdy, FrezzArt, Salty Sista, SurfThis, Rhee Polhamus, Penny Lane LP, Goldielockes Designs, Akela Surf, Gypsies Of The Sea, Alain Eagles Art, Drew Cornwall Fine Art Photography, Blair Hess Project, The Clay Cache by Samantha McInnis, Maytin Glass Studio, Ben Hicks Fine Art, Pa’Ola, The Modern Alchemist, Karma Kaps, OOAK Forge and more

S2TW end of the year Slide Show

Rad Sponsors
2nd St. Surf Shop, Kulcha Shok Muzik, Viking SurfSup, Surf World, Island Water Sports, BC SURF AND SPORT, RK Ocean Gear

Lots more festive info to come!! Stay tuned & Stay Jolly ♥

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November Art on the Slide at Cinema Paradiso

Next up, Art on the Slide is cruising over to Cinema Paradiso for a fun filled night, Monday November 24th starting at 6pm. We will be premiering the new radical surf film Expencive Porno Movie and we will have live music by Brett Staska. It will also be a great time for you to start feeling festive, maybe get some holiday shopping in. We will have art from local surfers: Slave to the Wave, Surfy Birdy, Salty Sista, FrezzArt, Penny Lane LP, Patrick Robert Art, Alain Eagles Art, Fox House, Goldielockes Designs, Jeff Biege photography, The Clay Cache by Samantha McInnis, Blair Hess Project, StaySea, Maytin Glass Studio, Ryan Pinder Photography, Tina Van-Zwol and more. We will also have a limited quantity of EPM Movies for sale and EPM shirts. There will be food and drinks and an awesome raffle. Proceeds will be benefiting Surfrider Broward Chapter. As event gets closer we will fill you in with more rad info, don’t miss this one. Shaka!

Sponsors: 2nd Street Surf Shop, Kulcha Shok, Viking Surf SUP, RK Ocean Gear, Surf World, Island Water Sports, Algae, and BC Surf and Sport


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Surf Movie Premiere
‘Expencive Porno Movie’
Showing at 7pm and 9pm


Live Music by Brett Staska


Cinema Paradiso

Art on the Slide at Daytime Radness // Island Water Sports

Art on the Slide had a blast being apart of all the Radness that was Daytime Radness this past Friday October 24th. It was an all day event started at 5am and ended 9pm. Featured art work by local surfers Chris Beeman Slave to the Wave, Rachel DeJohn Surfy Birdy, Ben Hicks Fine Art, Patrick Robert Art, Alain Eagles Art, Thomas Frezza Frezz Art, Ryan Heigel  SurfThis, Tina Vanzwol and skater Blair Hess Project. Live board art by Frezz Art on 9ft longboard donated by Global Surf Industries.

Art on the Slide

Much thanks to all of the contributors that made this event a success: Island Water Sports with special shout out to Linsey Cotrell. She pours her heart into this event each year and she is made of magic, great job getting this event together! For those that helped us get this Art on the Slide exhibit secure and strong for the winds and possibility of rain (100% chance of rain for Friday earlier in the week by great luck we only had minor sprinkle) Surfrider Broward , Eddie Nott Surfboards Mike and Janice Nott, Scotty Shaw, Alain Eagles, Tom Frezza, Ben Hicks and Mary Wright.

Big thanks to the photographers on deck for the Slave to the Wave photo booth area with Teepee by Surfy Birdy.

Photogs: Slave to the Wave, Living Exposure Carl Dawson, Roseanne Photography.

Photo Booth


Board Art Winner

Congratulations to Karina for winning the Board Raffle! She won a board painted by Tom Frezza (Frezz Art), the board was donated by Global Surf Industries and glassed by Michael Pechonis (Bird Surfboards). Proceeds benefiting Surfrider Broward and the Phil Pechonis Family.

October Art on the Slide at Daytime Radness

Art on the Slide is excited to be apart of all the Radness that is Daytime Radness. We will have an area in the left parking lot the same area that you will find a Half Pipe with some radical skaters putting on a show. We will have art work by local surfers Chris Beeman Slave to the Wave, Rachel DeJohn Surfy Birdy, Ben Hicks Fine Art, Rhee Polhamus, Patrick Robert Art, Alain Eagles Art, Thomas Frezza Frezz Art, Ryan Heigel  SurfThis, Tina Vanzwol and skater Blair Hess Project. We will also have live graffiti art by Rhee Polhamus and live board art by Frezz Art.
Surfrider Broward will be set up with the grill for your hunger needs. Muzik from Kulcha Shok. Slave to the Wave will also be creating a fun Photo booth area with camping vibes. Come out and enjoy some Radness. This is an all day event Friday October 24th 6am to 9pm.


IWS presents the 4th annual Daytime Radness, celebrating the local surf & skate culture in Deerfield Beach for the past 36 years. Daytime Radness, which started as an end of year sale for Island Water Sports has now become a tradition in Deerfield Beach.

What can you expect to see at Daytime Radness?

– Pro surfers and skaters signing autographs
– The largest sale on surf and skate items in South Florida
– The Vans half pipe and the Road to Radness street course
– Interactive experiences with surf and skate brands like Quiksilver, Gopro, Volcom, Roxy, Vans and more
– Raffle Prizes including: surfboards, Miami Heat tickets, Dolphins tickets, Sunglasses, skateboards, beach getaways and more

Through Daytime Radness, IWS has been able to donate over $40,000 in the past 3 years to local residents in need.
This year we are raising funds for the family of local Deerfield Beach neighbor Phil Pechonis. Phil lost his battle to bladder cancer last month due to complications from surgery and severe infection. He is survived by his wife Megan and his four children; Max (18), Zach (16), Katie (12), and Alex (10). All proceeds raised will go towards paying Phil’s medical bills that insurance companies are refusing to pay out. Phil was a passionate man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a pastor at Calvary Chapel and former Island Water Sports manager back in the 90s. Phil was friend to all and was a walking example on how to live a just life.


next up Art on the Slide at General Provision during Fat Village Art Walk 9/27

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Where: General Provision 

525 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

When: Saturday September 27th 7pm till 12am during Fat Village Art Walk

Facebook Event


DJ Kulcha Shok Muzik

The Return of Island Hoppers TV Kick Off Party


front area- surf video: ‘Groove Move’ and Island Hoppers Episodes
back area – skate video: ‘Scumbag ‘10 year anniversary’

wall art

Chris Beeman Slave to the Wave, Rachel DeJohn Surfy Birdy, Ben Hicks Fine Art, Rhee Polhamus, Alain Eagles Art, Thomas Frezza Frezz Art, Ryan Heigel SurfThis, Blair Hess Project, Pay Aponte, Beach Bum Art by Nicole Kinne, Holly Schaefer’s Clay Art

pop up shops

Akela Surf, Chloeos Candles and SoapsGypsies of the Sea, Island Water Sports, Maytin Glass Studio, Salty SistaThe Clay Cache


Flour Power Food Truck

FrugaVegan Cupcakes


Barefoot Wine

General Provision
 545 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


introducing ‘Art on the Slide’ with the S2TW art show

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art on the slide bus by surfy birdy

Art on the Slide will be a new area here on Slave to the Wave where you will find postings on surf related happenings in the art community here in the south Florida area and beyond. Many sea creatures pass the time on flat days with some paint or other media, visions of past swells dancing in there minds. This place here is a place to share with you some of those artists and to keep the stoke flowing. From time to time we also will be putting together ‘Art on the Slide’ art shows and events. The first of those will be coming up on Wednesday. Aug 27th, for the A Conversation with Garrett McNamara event.


The Slave to the Wave ‘Art on the Slide’ art show features surfing art and photography of Chris Beeman (Slave to the Wave), Ben Hicks Fine Art, Rachel DeJohn (Surfy Birdy), Rhee Polhamus, Daniel Caldwell (Daniel Caldwell Studio), Alain Eagles Art, Chelsea Wilder (ArtSeaChick), Thomas Frezza (Frezz Art), Patrick Robert Art, Tina Vanzwol (Gypsies of the Sea), Ryan Heigel (SurfThis!) & others.
The exhibit will be on display in the Bienes Center lobby starting at 6pm. Seating in the theater will begin at 7pm and the conversation with Garrett McNamara will begin at 7:30pm in the Bienes Center Theater.
For directions, additional information, or tickets, visit:
You may also call (954) 513-2270.