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April 06, 2018 2 min read

Who wants an excuse to come to Southern California this summer?!!

Slyde Handboards is calling all beach lovers to the shoreline of San Clemente California Saturday June 23rd, for our 2nd annual handboarding competition.

Whether you're a serious Slyde shredder or looking for a fun day at the beach, come hangout with some awesome people.  We promise this will be an epic summer day to remember.

Powered by Slyde and  Kaha Nalu Hawaii, and Dafin the competition will take place on Saturday June 23, 2018 on our home turf of San Clemente, California. All proceeds from the event will be going to A Walk on Water, Surf therapy through guided surf instruction for children with special needs.  The specific location is Just South Of the Pier, Offering some of the widest stretch of beach along the SC coastline, and a fun handboarding break.

"We've sponsored a variety of bodysurfing and handboarding events for the past few years, this will be the 2nd annual Handboard event  and once again we couldn't think of a better cause than A Walk on Water to share the stoke with." Slyde founder Steve Watts

In 2017 Slyde Handboards hosted the mainland’s first ever competition devoted exclusively to the sport of handboarding. Where more than 50 contestants competed in four different divisions (groms, teens, men over 20, and women over 20). 

As an offshoot of bodysurfing, the contest drew a mixed bag of lifeguards, water polo players, swimmers, and ocean lovers, and a crowd of over 100 waveriding enthusiast excitedly watched.

The good vibes of the day and the future of handboarding were best captured in legendary bodysurfer Mark Cunningham's acceptance speech. “I’m stoked to be a part of this event,” he said. “I’d like to salute all our fellow competitors and especially their parents for bringing their kids down here and getting them stoked in the shore break. Mahalo to all you moms and dads out there for turning your kids onto the ocean.”

Limited Competition Spots Avail Sign Up HERE 

Enjoy a fun recap video below by @nerdotv


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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