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December 27, 2018 2 min read

The Ventura Bodysurfing Classic held on Dec 1st 2018 delivered big waves of FUN.

South Jetty Swells and the Ford Family hosted the Epic day.

Special shout outs to Slyde's Team Riders Spencer, Sunny, Makena, and Josh representing on the West Coast.

13 year old ocean photographer @Swimfinnphoto shared the following highlights from the day:
"I really liked shooting footage of the groms division, definitely one of my favorites. All the little kids were smiling and having a blast. I also liked how friendly and cool everyone there was and treated me, considering I'm still a kid.  I really enjoyed watching some of the older guys/legends bodysurfing. They had a very unique style and took off on every wave."

Check out the highlight reel below 👇🏼

Triathlete & Slyde Team Rider Sunny 
"For me the highlights of the day were Vince on commentary, keeping us entertained. Josh Ball in the water taking pics of us. The waves were BIG. After party at Spencer's beautiful ranch. And just seeing all of our beautiful & awesome bodysurfing friends"

Bodysurfing Grand Champion Makena's highlights:
"Seeing the stoke of everyone on the beach, competitors and non competitors alike. Being able to get out in the water with some of the best men & woman, andthe conditions mother nature blessed us with."

Feel like a part of the action in the extended highlight bodysurfing video with all water footage shot by Josh Ball 👇🏼

Congratulations to all who competed in the heavy conditions. Extra yew to Spencer McGarth for securing 2nd place in his division, Makena Magro Women's Grand Champion, and Sunny for 3rd place in her division. Shout out to Meredith Rose for Wave of the Day, featured in the cover image here. 

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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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