October 27, 2017 1 min read

As bodysurfers we're a small community united by our love and stoke for the ocean.

We may live worlds apart, have our own unique styles, speak another language, or prefer different brands, yet the ocean has a way of washing away all differences and connecting us.

Although, I didn't know Vincent aka @goodvibes_84 personally, his larger than life Instagram presence brightened up my days. Having grown up on the East Coast, he brought that healthy dose of NJ vibes, and the feeling of home.  He leaves behind an inspiring legacy of kindness, Cheeeheeyewww's, shakas, good vibes,and fearless bodysurfing.

In the words of Vincent himself from Sole Handplanes...

"Bodysurfing truly brings me peace, love, comfort, happiness, harmony, joy, and has humbled me in many ways. I'll continue to bodysurf for as long as I can! So I am on my way, a journey of itself, a journey discovering likeminded people, a journey to have fun, a journey to encounter the mysterious the unknown whatever that may be. And I love it that way cause that's what makes the journey that much better, not knowing what you'll discover. "

We hope you find your peace and keep on charging. 

Vincent Sole Handplanes

Photo credits to Dane Amacher

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.