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
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.