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Makena was introduced to Slyde by a mutual friend. After learning she won the Grand Title for Woman at the World Bodysurfing Championships in 2015, she was immediately added to our talent radar.
The video you're about to watch, is Makena's 1st test ride on a Slyde Hawaiian Bula Board at Oceanside Pier.
Once you've seen her in acton, learn more about Makena in our exclusive Q & A session below. And give her a follow on Instagram @MakenaMagro
My name is Makena Kanoelani Magro. I'm a mainland Hawaiian, born and raised in Oceanside California.
I always had a love for the water. Growing up I did the Carlsbad State Junior Lifeguard program and one of my instructors, James Fenney, taught me how to bodysurf as a quicker way to get in from the surf line while racing. Once I got the basic streamlining in the wave down he then taught me how to ride the wave and a couple tricks. Everything I learned was because of him, and last year we both shared a special moment together of winning both our divisions in the World Bodysurfing Championships as well as the overall Grand title of the men and women competing. So that was a special day for both of us.
The Slyde Bula is a great board to ride. It has a great shape and really gives you the speed you’re looking for going down the face of the wave. It’s a fun little board and you can still maneuver on it, which makes it super fun. I think it changes the experience of bodysurfing because you’re getting that extra drive and speed when riding the wave.