by Michelle Michalak September 21, 2018

Slyde Handboards recently teamed up with Ho Stevie to giveaway an epic prize package on Instagram, a gromboard and surf poncho, to keep you stoked long after the summer season has ended.

To enter the Instagram contest we asked users to tell us what & who made summer 2018 so epic, and received some share worthy responses.  

Top 17 best responses to summer 2018 vacation.
  1. @charlieledford I went to Mexico and bodysurfed. Plus I met Filipe Toledo
  2. @robertdagostaro we bodysurfed all summer long using my Slyde handboard but one of them needs to gets one so they don’t depend on me lol
  3. @griffin.sawyer we went bodysurfing as much as we could this summer 🤘🏽
  4. @jojax_85 summer was great bc I got soooo pitted.
  5. @aiden14caldwell had fun fishing and shedding the waves
  6. _@isabellasandoval went to the beach almost every day 🤙🏽
  7. @jagger.mcmannis  bodysurfing laguna with my Bula handboard.
  8. @brynngallaghersurfer because we had almost 20 surf contest together, we went wake surfing for the first time ( the boat almost flipped too!)
  9. @peedroabreuu had an awesome summer living and performing onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the seas for thousands of people and hitting up all the best spots in the Caribbean. With six months left to go and a killer hurricane season approaching I can’t wait to see what our next adventures will be. 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♂️🏄‍♂️
  10. @mia_g_grom because we surfed, laughed, and competed together all summer!
  11. @theonejefe Dude, I met an absolutely amazing girl in @cassie.gym. She makes me smile every day, and I’m trying to get her to surf, but she’s a lil afraid of sharks so what can you do? 😅🤷‍♂️ and @archisharun is such a slick jazz musician, and such an amazing dude and friend. He and I only got to hang a couple times but we always have great times together. And a bonus guy is @jack_mcclure cuz he’s just the absolute number one brotha from another mother.
  12. @josh.davies we surfed at Topanga frequently and ate some Fritos burritos. it was nice. 
  13. @jagger.mcmannis  bodysurfing and having fun🤙🏼
  14. @little.grom I had an awesome summer with these too, surfing all day then going and seeing a movie right after, super fun summer definitely one in the books and I got to meet Ho Stevie, and get shouted out in a vid and that was awesome!!
  15. @jaredsartini and I have been hitting the northern Oregon surf hard this season on days off from guarding. The cold water always wakes you right up, especially when there's a dreamer coming your way! @nickgezon reminiscing and planning future Baja trips keeps me pushing through the days bro! Can't wait!
  16. @emma26surfs with @cregenauer bc she would wake up at 4am with me to drive down to the beach with me just to watch me surf ;)
  17. @mexican_bradpit Bro went surfing almost every week I was at my home and got to check out some beach’s on my trip I took on the east coast but there nothing compared to our beach’s. And went to do some cliff jumping near a bridge in Big Sur w the cousins.

Get Ready for the next Giveaway 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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