Gentlemen, this exchange will either get more civil from this point forward or it will get edited. Your choice.
Ah the” censor in chief” is here.
This is civil; Mike Doyle Surfed Ventura, Santa Barbara and SLO counties and was considered a standout at Sunset mid sixties. Lots of video footage by several different movie makers during that ERA. [moderator edit]
[moderator edit]. I was either shaping for Velzy (1960) Hobie (1964/65) or Hansen (1965 to 1969). [Moderator edit]
SHAPER SINCE 1958
[moderator edit]. And C Street every weekend.
Just an FYI to whomever it may concern - these r.i.p. threads eventually get moved to the proper folder. I tend to leave them in general discussion for awhile, so everyone can see them and comment / share if they have something to add. Then once the interest wanes, or they veer off topic from the subject, there's no longer any reason to keep them in general discussion. They go to the memoriam folder, where they belong.
"Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects." - Will Rogers
Thank you, Huck. I'm surprised more people have not commented about Doyle's influence on surfing, and surf culture. The guy was a great promoter, and a force of nature, in the water. Truely a ''WaterMan'' in the best sense of the word.
Yeah, i have really nothing to add, but I have read quite a bit lately on instagram and facebook, he was clearly liked and respected by many.
Sometimes I think the silliness that people get involved in is just their way of not taking themselves too seriously.
For me, the passing of a loved one, fellow surfer, or complete stranger, for that matter, is always a welcome reminder, despite the sadness of it, that we are all mortal with limited time available, so I always try to evaluate how I'm using mine.
I’ve decided I’m not mortal, I’m not going anywhere. Too many waves to surf, tons of creative stuff to build and I’ve still got to pay off the mortgage.
i do appreciate the surf gods of bygone years that strived to make better boards year after years and I’m sure they all had an influence of each other. They did so much for so long and by their passing we lose their irreplaceable experience and another thread in the fabric of what surfing is.
We couldn’t do what we do without you Mr Doyle.
Mike Doyle was a first class waterman, a savvy businessman and a nice guy.
There's a reason his nickname was Iron Mike.
RIP Iron Mike.
No; It's not an ironing board.