by Michelle Michalak August 10, 2018

Surfing may be debuting at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in 2020, but handboarding has already started taking over the coastline.

Thanks to Dunho Endo from Japan Bodysurfing Association  and  Masakazu Miura Fleming aka Mabo Handplanes the Slyde Gromboards have landed in Japan, and we couldn't be more stoked.

Japan known for it's love of pop culture & bright bold colors have theme named the Slyde Grom the Summer Beach Dominator."

"We believe Groms are a good entry model for kids and novice bodysurfers, and also follows so-called “beach compliance” rules  we have in Japan during summertime. It was our dream for JBA to develop soft handplanes but you guys came up with a perfect solution. I rode the Gromboard at Sandys with Sean Enoka and it worked in challenging conditions as well, can't wait to share  the Slyde stoke in Japan." said Mabo

Here on the mainland we can't wait as well.  We're amped to be a part of Japan's  rapidly expanding surf & bodysurfing culture, especially in Kamakura and Chiba were the first ever surfing olympics event will be held.  

Live in Japan and want the handboard hook up?

Check out Amazon Japan HERE or
DM Message Danho on Instagram HERE

 Bodysurfing Japan

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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