Innovators, and leaders in the sport – the #SlideAmbassadors embodies the Sancheski lifestyle, and defines what it means to be pro.
Neme has been a member of the Sancheski team since its beginning in the 1960’s, when the wheels were made of metal and the boards of solid wood. He has been crucial on the development of the Slide truck 3.0, and he built the prototype of his Pro model in his motorcycle garage. You can find him every Tuesday training with his Slide at the best spots of San Sebastian.
Janire Gonzalez Etxabarri
Janire has been surfing since she was 3 feet tall. Native from the Basque Country, this young girl loves competing and trying all the different surf spots in the area. She has been using her Slide Gussie for 2 years, and she enjoys training with it to improve her surf technique.
Imanol started surfing with his dad at the early age of 6. Since then, he has been travelling the world chasing the most challenging waves and competing at international contests. When he is not travelling, you can easily find him at his hometown, Zumaia, where he has recently open his own surf school. He finds Slide a useful tool to train the kids when waves are not so good or while they are waiting for the good tide.
Annete Gonzalez Etxabarri
Annette is Janire’s younger sister. They started surfing together in Zumaia, a challenging wedge famous between bodyboarders. She enjoys surfing with her friends and has never been afraid of surfing with the older groms. She is happy that she can use her Slide to go to school every day and practice some cutbacks before attending maths lessons.
Johen is a Physiotherapist from Venezuela currently living in Madrid. He has spent half of his life riding motorbikes and skateboards, and tried his first Slide in 2015. The Joyful has always been his favorite, although you can also find him on the Diamond Carving LTD cruising around the city. Johen and Slide was love at first sight: ‘I can’t resist to ride my Slide on any kind of surface that reminds me of a concrete wave’. His style inside the bowl will take you back to the early days, when surfers rode their single fins at endless pointbreaks.
Carlos comes from Barcelona and has always lived near the seaside. He started surfing when he was 8 and was so stoked that he learnt to skate one year later to improve his surfing anytime he could. What he loves about surfing is the connection with nature, you can feel this when you see him riding waves.
Sometimes he finds frustrating that you depend so much on the conditions of the sea, that’s why he was so hooked when he discovered surfskating. Since then, he can’t stop surfing the streets, bowls, skateparks…whatever he finds on his way!