August 06, 2019 1 min read

Since 1977 a HIGHLIGHT OF SUMMER, is always THE WORLD BODYSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA.

THE GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED BODYSURFING EVENT, DRaWs IN OVER 350+ BODYSURFERS BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. AS WELL AS A BEACH AND PIER FULL OF ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS AND AWED BEACH GOERS.

This year marks it's 43rd year at Oceanside Pier in north county San Diego.  Oceanside delivers a fairly consistent break with varying swell on both the northside and southside of the pier.  Waves are reserved only for bodysurfing, while the competition runs simultaneously on both sides of the pier.

Bodysurfing heats were 15minutes long and included a max of 6 competitors per heat. Judging of bodysurfers was based on wave selection, quality of takeoff, position in wave, style, length of ride (face of wave), maneuvers, and originality.  There will be 12 division based on gender & age. The Men and Women's Grand Champions will be crowned on Sunday afternoon, the final day.

Slyde Handboards anticipates a talented pool of team riders to be bodysurfing in the contest, including Hawaiian legends Sean Enoka & Kealii' Punley. This contest also is a qualifier for the California Bodysurf Tour.

Slyde Team Results of 2018:
Makena Magro securing 2nd place in Women 18-29
Sunny Chamblee securing 3rd pace in Women 30-44
Joe Nickerson securing 1st place in Men 15-17
Keali'i Punley securing 1st place in Men 18-24
Spencer McGarth just 1 point short of Men's Finals.

Check out the best of bodysurfing World Championships 2018 below ‚¨áÔłŹ

STAY IN THE LOOP OF THE BODYSURF ACTION 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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