Bodysurfing and Bamboo Sunglasses

by Michelle Michalak October 09, 2014

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How a handboard and a pair of shades can change your view of the world.


Yes, I said it.  Your perspective, attitude, and overall approach to life, can change with just 2 simple accessories-

A  Handboard and a pair of Sunglasses.


It doesn’t matter, if you’re nowhere near Water or Sunshine right now,

there are no exceptions to the rule.

Let me explain…

With handplaning or bodysurfing, it’s about the feeling found in the simplicity of the ride, a connection of awe with the wave.

It’s about going with the flow, being carefree, alive, and full of stoke.

It’s true once you #GetShacked you never go back. 

It’s a feeling that stays with you forever.


Everyday life becomes an Endless Summer

  • Staircases become a game of barrel hunting.

The whooshing of your arm running down 5 flights of stairs = sheer exhilaration.

  • Having people do the wave, even at fine dining establishments, seems appropriate.
  • Going down in elevators has now become a game of dropping in.

People, Circumstances, Surrounding, are now seen thru a Different Lens.

A fun one!

The same can be true for sunglasses.

Remember what happened to Janis Joplin when she put on her rose colored glasses?

Well, neither do I exactly…but something changed for that woman, and we still hear about it 50+ years later. 

Bamboo sunglasseslike rose-colored glasses, offer a different frame of reference for the world, one that’s just as much about seeing, as it is being scene.

Colors start to pop…blues more blue, greens more green, and computer screens take on an extra alien glow.  Looking thru the polarized lenses makes your eyeballs stoked; put on a pair and your view of the world changes.

And if Selfies and getting noticed are your thing, there might not be a better pair of sunglasses on the market than Bamboozz.  Their eco-friendly bamboo eyewear keeps all eyes on you.  While you might be trying to protect your eyes, your face and smile scream Stroke my Ego.


With SLYDE Handboards & Bamboozz say goodbye to feeling blue and hello to Seeing Blue.

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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