by Michelle Michalak October 29, 2017

Steve and Angela were honored to be able to make the trip across the pond for the inaugural UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 (sponsored by Slyde Handboards) on Saturday September 16th.

Overall, it was a fantastic event, Andy did an incredible job putting it together. It was amazing to meet everyone face to face, like Slyde ambassador Ben Schofield.  Steve & Ang hope to return next year.

The Recap:

"Quite challenging swell conditions. Although we experienced nice peaky waves around the high tide, the period was only 6 seconds – exacerbated by the fairly stiff onshore wind. Despite this most contestants were able to get in some quite decent rides, and thankfully, no sightings of the recently reported Portuguese Man of War jellyfish on the day (seen recently on some of the North Cornwall beaches)

The 16 bodysurfers from the UK were competing against some very seasoned bodysurfers from France and Portugal, many of the UK bodysurfers having never entered a competition before!" 

Read the Full Recap 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.


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