by Michelle Michalak December 10, 2016

Slyde Handboards is stoked to sponsor the 2016 Copa Slyde at Playa La Herrardura Peru. 

The epic event is tentatively scheduled for December 18th, with a month long holding period to ensure the waves are PUMPING!

Thanks to our friends Fernando Vásquez Calderon of @pumpingbodysurf, and Ricardo Añorga of @BodysurfingPeru, the stoke is spreading to the Central Coast of Peru, just outside the city of Lima (in the district of Chorrillos)

"There are strong cultural connections & traditions with the sea in Peruvian society. We have a coastline with waves of excellent quality, that pump all year. We are champions of surf and we hope to be in bodysurfing too." said Fernando

The "PUMPING La Herradura 2016- COPA SLYDE" will take place on a classic point break that fires a heavy left on bigger days.  This spot is also known as "playita."

There will be 2 categories of participation:
Bodysurfing (16 spots available)
Handboarding (16 spots available)

***All participants in the Handboarding category will be provided with Slyde Bula model Handboard to use.

To register for the event or find out more information: CLICK HERE

"El Pumping La Herradura 2016 COPA SLYDE, is a platform for all Bodysurf riders, a starting point to share the coast of Peru, learn different techniques, judging rules, and discover handboarding.  One day I hope to see it as a professional circuit." Fernando Vásquez Calderon

Ready to Bodysurf & Handboard in Peru

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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