July 08, 2019 1 min read

Each year Slydefest Charity Handboarding competition, with proceeds going to
A Walk on Water , gets bigger and better. 

2019 stood out from previous events, as it was hosted at the iconic surf break T-street with sizable southwest swell, delivering the occasional 5+ foot sets. Hosting the event in such a high traffic area showcased the sport of handboarding to a larger audience, while adding a level of professional athleticism. 

The community of stoke was overflowing to a sold out competitors pool. 0ver 80+ liked minded bodysurfing, beach loving people from Australia, Hawaii, Brazil, and the USA competed, including a talented Grom division of kids age 7-13.


Groms 7-13
Teens 14-21
Woman Open
Men 22-49
Mens- 50+


Groms 7-13
1. Daxton Loughridge
2. Oliver Ford
3. Ace Davies

Teens 14-19
Dylan Biggerstaff
2. Finn Gallagher
3. Jake Keville

1 Makena Magro
Meredith Rose
3. Lindsay Yocum

Men 20-48
1 David Ford
2 Ryan 
3 Sean Enoka

Mens- 49+
1.Paul Appleby

2. David Budman
3.  Richard Loughridge

Notable mentions: Wipe out of the day goes to Vance Trotter & rides of the day go to Jake Keville, Kealii Punley, and David Ford.

Thank you everyone who made it to this event happen both near and far! We hop e you can join us next June in San Clemente California for SlydeFest 2020

Check out the EPIC recap video below by Frank Ferendo

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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