by Michelle Michalak June 23, 2018

March 2018 marked the start of something magical on both a local & global scale for handboarding, Achike Fresh of Iquique Chile hosted the first children's handboarding clinic. 

"Beyond a school, the kids just want to have fun. Bodysurf Handboards are a simple way to enjoy and know the sea." said handboarding teacher Ignazi Zio

The program welcomes all sea lovers, and is an open frame platform to promote the beach & bodysurfing in young people, with the intention of generating a better quality of life through talks, activities and outdoor exercise.

"Strengthening interest in outdoor sports and discovering young talent are some of the general objectives of the Iquique Chile Youth Clinic" The program is divided in stages that take place on various weekends, and will continue evolve alongside the children's interests and needs.

First Stage: 
Benefits of Bodysurfing/Handboarding

  •  How To keep your head out of the water.
  •  You can catch waves easily.
  •  How to Increase your speed over the waves.

Second Stage:
Benefits of Bodysurfing/Handboarding

  • Learning of the basic foundations and basic skills of handplanes.
  • Breathing exercises.
  • Incorporation of basic (CPR) basic knowledge.

 Check Out The Handboarding Clinic HERE→

Kids Bodysurf Chile

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, Bluefly.com 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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