by Michelle Michalak July 19, 2017

SlydeFest hit the California Coast Saturday June 24th 2017. This was the first contest of its kind devoted exclusively to the sport of Handboarding.

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER Chris Ortiz AKA @bassknuckles_on INSTAGRAM WAS THERE TO CAPTURE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAY & SHARES WITH US THE VIBE OF THE PHOTOS. 

Steve Watts Slyde Handboards Co-Owner

Steve having waaaaayyy too much fun with his megaphone.

Slyde Handboards Team Rider

Spencer showing his game face, about to face a tough heat

Fin Race Slyde Handboards

Fin Race: Boys getting ready to score some bonus points.

Waterman Wisdom Slyde Handboards

Vet class getting lined up for the semis.


Slyde Handboards Tandem Heat

Totally Tandem Floaties A Heat Designed For Fun 

A Walk on Water and Slyde Handboards

The culmination of a great event. 
Everyone gathered around to see who won the raffle prizes


Thanks Chris for making us virtually feel a part of this epic event.
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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