Five Years of Hand Picked

October 2014, Michael Ostler had a vision of creating an exclusive bodyboard brand manufacturing out of South Africa. Marc Rossouw, already established in his own right. Was the sole manufacturer in South Africa at the time. Michael had walked away from the competitive end of the bodyboard industry to focus on bringing to the scene, what he felt was missing... 

"... There aren't many options when it comes to bodyboards, you're a part of one of the two big players, i didn't want any part of it" 

Michael had a history riding boards Marc had produced, he always kept returning to them. The craftsmanship and calibre of the boards are second to none. With a goal of distinctly separating from the big players, Michael approached Marc with a connect now known as, The HandPicked Movement.