Doyle Surfboards and SUPs
Mike Doyle’s first experiences of awe and inspiration with the ocean would lead to a legendary, storied life of one of modern history’s original watermen. Mike purchased his first surfboard from Hap Jacobs and Dale Velzy in 1954 from their shop underneath the Manhattan Beach Pier and never looked back. Over the course of the next three decades, Mike dedicated himself to a life in, on and around the water, learning the ways of the ocean, how it moves and how to move with it on surfboards, paddleboards and boats of all shapes and sizes. That same amazement and curiosity would also evoke the craftsman in him to understand how every detail of a board, no matter how subtle, would react to the surface of the water moving all around it. His quest to marry nature’s raw power and beauty with his own wonder and creativity would ultimately lead to the birth of some of the world’s most innovative and enduring board sports concepts. His passion for truly living life to the fullest and a persistent wonder with the ocean continue to inspire the Doyle brand today. We are dedicated to building beautiful, quality, affordable boards for water lovers around the globe, new and old alike, who create their own legendary lives each and every day.
Live to surf. Surf to live.
This simple motto, penned and lived by Mike to this day, motivates us here at Doyle to seek the life where passion takes the driver’s seat and reminds us that it isn’t truly lived unless it does. Whether your passions connect you to the oceans, lakes and rivers of the world or not, we encourage you to seek out whatever it may be that incites your dreams of exploration, moments in awe of the world around you and memories of a life lived to the fullest. Live to surf. Surf to live.