by Michelle Michalak February 18, 2017

Slyde Handboards launched a photo competition right after the holiday season, in eager anticipation of people receiving & sharing the gift of stoke.

The photo contest simply asked people to tag their social media photos with #Slydestoke in order to be placed in a pool to win a complete Slyde Handboard of their choice, a board bag, and leash.  

Over 300 photos were submitted in the 5 week contest, which concluded on Feb 8th 2017.  

"We were so pumped by the photos submitted, we couldn't just pick 1 winner.  We felt a few others that put in the effort deserved a runners up prize too." said Slyde Co-owner Angela Watts

The main grand prize winner was Brian Yee aka @808maukatomakaion Instagram.  He entered over 20 epic photos in the contest, capturing incredible bodysurfing/handboarding images & captivating moments on the Hawaiian Islands.

Slyde Handboards Hawaii

Runners up were Bernard Frazer known best on Instagram as @BodysurfMaui and Thomas Volkmann aka @Munichslyde whom received Slyde Hats & T-shirts.


 Congratulations to the winners, and much appreciate to everyone that entered.

Keeping using the hashtags #Slydehandboards & #SlydeStoke you never know what contest or exciting announcement we'll surprise you with next.
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.

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