August 17, 2018 2 min read

Australia is often called "The surfer's paradise" with its 37,000 km coastline, and over 10,000 beaches. Aus delivers a variety of outstanding reefs, beaches and point breaks, perfect for bodysurfing and handboarding.

Slyde team rider Daniel Carr, helped Slyde Handboards gain momentum on the Gold Coast, and now Travis Davies is making Slyde's available to the masses.

The rumors are true, and we are beyond excited to unveil Slyde Handboards Australia.
"What excites me about bring Slyde Handboards into Australia is the uncertainty of what the future holds, I’m nervous and excited at the same time, with a large investment made to bring Slyde downunder, the exception I have is major growth in the handboard market, sure there are boards available now but the response from retailers and the public has been very positive indeed, so all going well my nerves will fade away with many board sales." Travis

Although still winter in Oz all models of Slyde Handboards from the gromboard to the high performance boards...

" The feedback has been fantastic, really mind-blowing! The Australian retailers have never seen boards like the Slyde range, from the quality and sizes available they sure have been impressed! I’ve had stores contact me which is fantastic at this early stage, so all going well the spring and summer ahead with see major growth in the handboard market, especially Slyde!"

In California the Slyde Team is keen to see what the future holds on the Gold Coast.

"From what I have seen in a few short months Australia is behind the rest of the world in handboarding popularity, there are definitely a lot of passionate boarders out there but the numbers can grow thats for sure, its a sport that exists now on a level that has so much room to grow. Australians are so passionate about their sports so I am expecting the next few years to be very exciting."

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.