March 15, 2017 2 min read

There's no denying it Mike Stewart is legendary waterman.

As a nine time World Champion bodyboarder, champion bodysurfer, and pioneer with in the industry at large, his reputation proceeds him.

Slyde Ambassador Carlos Hebert Plante of Canada has been a long time fan of Mike. He's perhaps best recognized by is gnarly ice river handboarding adventures. 

When the opportunity presented itself for Carlos to meet Mike Stewart and compete in the2017 Pipeline invitational,  the birthplace of professional bodyboarding since 1982, the answer was YES!

Watch the video below for entertaining commentary between Carlos & Mike

Here's what a few of our other team riders had to say about Carlos's Pipeline appearance:

"It was inspiring to see Carlos test himself at one of the most intense spots in the world, against world class competition, after such a long absence from surfing waves in the ocean. Absolute legendary effort. Daniel Carr AUS

"The best things that happen in life come with risk, and bodysurfing Pipe is definitely one of them.  It comes with a huge risk, but huge reward." Joe Nickerson CA

"In life you either Get Rad or Die Sad, charging at Pipe is definite getting rad"
Willy Cole FL 

"Cheers to going from waveriding with icebergs, to waveriding with the legends of Hawaii." Dylan Biggerstaff CA

"My man that's going from one extreme to the other, I saw the live feed and 8/9 foot at Pipeline seems like no walk in the park , my biggest respect goes out to you my bru- keep shredding shakas" Chris Schmidt South Africa

We applaud Carlos for authenticity and courage!  Talk about "Go Big or Go Home"
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.