by Michelle Michalak April 15, 2018

WE LOVE THAT THERE’S A SLEW OF YOU OUT THERE AMPED TO REPRESENT SLYDE ON LAND AND IN THE WATER.  

WE’RE ALWAYS TALENT SCOUTING TO SEE WHO’S SHREDDING WHAT, AND APPRECIATE EVERY 
#SLYDEHANDBOARDS YOU THROW UP ONLINE.

WE LAUNCHED THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM TO COMPLIMENT OUR TEAM RIDER PROGRAM, AND HAVE SEEN AN ON SLOT OF AMPED WATER LOVING PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE APPLYING TO BE A PART OF THIS EPIC COMMUNITY.  

We ask all Slyde brand ambassador applicants the question 
"Why do you want to be a Slyde Ambassador" and below are 5 thoughtful responses that earned these ambassadors acceptance letters.

Sean Walsh Ojai, California

"I love bodysurfing and I have been doing it for a long time. I also am extremely excited about your product. I have been all over the world surfing/bodysurfing. I am a tour manager for rock bands and it is impossible to bring a board on tour with me. So I bodysurf whenever I can and this product is perfect for me."

Esau Simon Pacheco Ramirez  Iquique Chile

"Since I was 17 I have worked as a marine lifeguard in my city since I am very passionate about the sea and I like to enjoy the waves and the friendship that this lifestyle generates. Today I am 30 years old and I have always practiced the sport of bodysurf, I have achieved some places in local and international championships. I love this sport and fortunately my family supports me in continuing to improve my technique and especially passing it along with the local rider. I hope to have the opportunity to be part of your ambassadors in my country Chile, paradise of waves, thank you very very much."

Damien Nicholson Cornwall, UK

"I finished last in the UK Bodysurfing Championships last September. I’m setting myself the personal challenge to improve fitness and technique over the next six months in order to finish in a much stronger position in this years contest. On the day of competition last year I found out I was going to be a father...so I’m doing this for my health so I can be around for many more years to teach my child to bodysurf."

Trent Freudenstein NSW Australia

"I received my grom Slyde Handboardin December 2017 and I am hooked already. I am a mate of Daniel Carr who got me in with his epic pics on Instagram. I only hooked up my GoPro 2 weeks ago so my social media is a bit light so far, but looking to upload some pics/videos going forward. I'm off to Newport beach on the Northern Beaches of Sydney this Saturday and can't wait to upload some more pics and videos. Next month I'm heading north up to Kingscliff, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast with my Slyde Handboard and I would be stoked to keep uploading as many great pics I can with the #SlydeHandboard."

Leticia Parada Moreira São Paulo, Brazil

"I want to be a Slyde Ambassador because I love the Slyde’s spirit. Since I started to bodysurfing I had never seen a community as strong as yours. It’s awesome! And It would be amazing to be part of the Slyde team. I’m one of the only female bodysurfers in my spot and every day I go to the beach to spread our sport more. For me, I feel we have something in common: the passion to inspire and encourage people to bodysurfing! Aloha and good waves for us!"

Apply to be an Ambassdor 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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