Celebrating Greatness: Mike Doyle Paddle Out & Tribute

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A great video celebrating a great man.  Here is 10-minutes of sheer stoke and remembrance of the life of Mike Doyle, shaper, surfer and paddleboarder.

Mike Doyle Paddle Out Video

Mike Doyle, a celebrated surfer from the 1960’s was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach in 2003, CA. Mike was runner-up in the 1964 World Championships of Surfing. He was also the United States and World Champion in tandem surfing in 1965. He would go on to create a brand of surfboards (and later SUP’s) called Doyle Surfboards, and innovate the materials to collaborate and develop the first soft foam-topped boards in the industry.  His shapes for both hard & soft boards are legendary.

Mike passed away at his home in April 2019.  On June 3rd, friends & family organized a paddle out and celebration of the life of Mike Doyle, who’s generous spirit and pioneering designs brought him much accolades after his professional surfing career was over.

“Mike Doyle is flat out one of the greatest all-around surfers there has ever been,”  -Corky Carrol

Here is a quick clip of the designs, fans and friends of the legend of Doyle Surfboards who gathered on June 3rd, 2019 to celebrate the life of a terrific man, innovative shaper and friend to so many.  Mike may no longer be with us, but his legend lives with us in the designs of his brand and the hearts of the people who knew him.

Ride on, Mike. Ride ON.



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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.