Gliders USA has been in business since 1999 and is the brainchild of Paul Hastie a businessman, artist, organic farmer, winemaker, and adventurer. The business was built to pay for surf trips and adventures. Thank you to everyone who has supported Gliders USA and my many teams over the last 18 years. Much love!
Gliders USA is still a summertime grass-roots traveling Surf & Sport Product Development Company. I enjoy teaching and learning different business models and seeing new industries evolve from all cultures.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art..... Andy Warhol
June 1, 2017: A new family team will be joining the circus to help build out Gliders and the new Surftraveler line. We will be expanding our online presence and introducing more unique products found on my travels modifed and repurposed using recycled materials .
Gliders USA is a worldwide recognized brand. Gliders USA products can be found in the USA, Europe, The United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Baja and througout South America.
We are the original surf & sport related Auto Emblem designer. I have proudly developed Direct-to-Market custom products for many companies including Roxy, Quiksilver, Black Flys and Lost Enterprises.
Stickers: We us old school California screen printing techniques. We UV coat all stickers and use the highest quality inks, papers and we make our own custom wooden dies. All stickers have transparent areas for crisper, cleaner, cooler looking graphics. They are die-cut, UV and weather resistant, and can be used on any flat surface, both indoors and outdoors.
Embroidered Hats: We have been producing custom embroidered Hats since 1999. We do small runs to ensure all customers a high-quality unique product.
"Hats are produced every summer and a new "Surftraveler" line will be available June 15th, 2017"
I personally chrome all of the Auto Emblems with a Acumark conveyer belt driven Hot Stamp machine I set it up in unique locations and run the emblems and enjoy cool new spots every summer.
The Emblems are an injection molded raised recycled ABS plastic part. I then chrome them using the Acumark machine. They are weather resistant and will not fade or chip.
They attach to cars, trucks, boats, windows, computers or any other flat surface using a proven 15 year history double-sided, automotive-grade tape.
Please check out our FAQs page for information on how to remove them.
I also want to mention that all of our products are now solely produced in the USA. Buying and supporting the local economy is very important. Your purchase ensures that commitment!
Enjoy the Glide!