by Michelle Michalak May 03, 2017

Rafky Sanchez epic tale of recovering from a tragic surf accident, first caught our attention on Instagram, and has since drawn the attention of The Inertia.

@rafkyman "As most of you know, I had a pretty bad accident practicing one of the sports I love most. It hasn’t been an easy road to recovery, and after 7 months of doctors saying i would never surf again, and lots of people, including myself at times, doubting whether or not i could do it, I’m finally back in the water.

I couldn’t have done this without the support of my family and friends making sure I never gave up, showering me with positivity, looking out for me, and pushing me to believe that what seems impossible is actually possible. At the moment, I have a much smaller board, but i also have a much bigger appreciation for life and it’s connections. and although i’m not 100%, it’s a step towards getting back to where i once was. this is only the beginning… #slydehandboards  #brllapared #luquillo#puertorico

Surf Injury Recovered with Slyde Handboards

Read the full Inspirational story featured in The Inertia 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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