October 20, 2019 2 min read

You can't always be at the beach but a picture can instantly take you there. 

Welcome to Slyde's Insta-Cation, an Instagram day dream with 7 Beach & Surf Travel loving accounts that will keep you virtually stoked where-ever you are.

@chriscote
Chris Cote

Chris Cote WSL

Chris Coté is a local San Diegan, who lives & breaths action sports.  The On-Air Announcer for World Surf League, his play by play analyst, alongside his off the cuff humor,  makes everything FUN!

@cate_andersson
Cate Andersson

Wahine Bodysurfer Carlsbad California

Welcome Slyde's newest team rider Cate Andersson to the squad. This talented grom out of Carlsbad California, is a goalie for Seaside Water Polo, and a up & coming bodysurfer to keep on your radar.

@goldie_sliders
Goldie Sliders

Goldie Sliders Australia

Fresh back from Whomp Off Australia, this Gold Coast Bodysurfing Crew came in a respectable 5th place up against some serious local and international teams. A fun community, the Goldie Sliders actively spreads the bodysurfing stoke, regularly hosting meet ups on Saturdays at Narrowneck Reef or Froggy’s Beach. 

@hargrave
Ryan Hargrave
WSL Surf Ranch Lifeguard

A 20-year lifeguard from North County San Diego, Ryan does water safety for the WSL and other big wave strike missions. Psst he was also recently seen handboarding at Kelly Slater's wavepool, Surf Ranch. 

@jagger.mcmannis
Jagger McMannis

Jagger Bodysurf Waterpolo
Aside from having a cool name, Jagger was a top finalist in Slyde's 2019 Grom Search.  When he's not playing championship Varsity Water Polo, he can be seen regularly shredding the OC coastline.

@evdog805
Evan Augusta

Evan Augusta California

Spreading the stoke in Ventura California, 13 year old Evan is a part of the Surf team, and thrives on whomping shorebreakers. With his photographer mate Finn Matheson, these two capture some classic California adventures.

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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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