by Michelle Michalak June 16, 2017

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In a feature titled "California Is Getting Its First Contest Devoted Exclusively To Handboarding" Slyde Founder Steve Watts shares why this event is a milestone for action water sports & 3 fun facts that make this competition a must attend summer event.

Read the full article HERE
6 Fun Facts that didn't make the editors cut include:

    • DaFin "the worlds best swim and surf fins" has been added to the sponsorship pool.  Offering product prizes for winners, and other hidden surprises.
    • Contest Judges include:  Slyde's own Steve Watts, Rick from Del Mar Bodysurfing Club, and Chris Ortiz fellow whomper & Surfline photographer.
    • Other fun activities include: fins race, best wipe out, farthest party wave in.
    • Tipsy Elves will unleash it's epic beach clothing line to handboarding winning competitors.
    • All handboard shapes and manufactures are welcome, they just must be 19" or shorter.
    • BOGA- SUP Yoga Paddle Boards is letting us borrow their EPIC Supsquatch for fun adventures.
    • This competition came about in partnership with the elite bodysurfing crew of Kaha Nalu Hawaii & their legendary influence on the sport of bodysurfing and handboarding. The crew is also sending some Aloha swag our way for contestants!
    We can't wait to share this FUN inaugural with everyone!! Be sure to mark Saturday June 24th off in your calendar!  SIGN UP HERE

    Slyde Fest Handboard Competition

    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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