by Michelle Michalak February 08, 2017

Slyde Pro-Ambassador Ben Schofield stumbled across our handboards a few years ago on Youtube, and has been a massive supporter in the UK ever since.

His latest blog "Being A Slyder" takes us behind the handboarding scene and the passion that keeps him Slyd-ing across the pond.
Read the full blog HERE

"For me, Its about head down and kick hard, perhaps dolphin diving under water to then surface onto the wave face. Feeling the momentum take over, your weight goes forward and you start planing on your hand board.

As you take that drop down the face of the of wave and take that fixed stare down the line of the wave you feel yourself in the pocket of the wave waiting, praying for that lip to throw over your head getting you barreled and coming out with the biggest stoke face. The other surfers in the line up glare at you wondering why your smiling, laughing and having so much fun. It's because your not hassling for waves and dropping in on other surfers."

Update: Since the release of this article Ben now has an adorable  baby girl named Ruby Rose & his Slyde wish come true... a t-shirt & hat to rock & represent us, while he's out and about! 

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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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