January 11, 2018 1 min read

2017 was an historical year for bodysurfing/handboarding contests across the globe. 

There were a lot of contest firsts, with inaugural contests happening in San Clemente California, Cornwall United Kingdom, and Sao Conrado Brazil, and a revival of contests past like the Ventura Bodysurfing Classic. 

Here's a killer glimpse of 2017 bodysurfing/handboarding competitions to get you amped for 2018 and beyond.

June: Slyde Fest by Slyde Handboards San Clemente, California

July: Itacoa Legends the World Cup of Bodysurfing Rio de Janeiro Brazil

August: World Bodysurfing Championships Oceanside, California 
August: Copa Slyde Iquique Chile

Sept: UK Bodysurfing Championships Cornwall UK
Sept: Point Panic Experience Oahu Hawaii

Nov: Familia Bodysurf São Conrado Brazil

Stay in the 2018 contest loop HERE→

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.