LEGEND

   Countless accolades and stories can be written of an original water-man known as       " Malibu Mike" , "Iron Man Mike", "Tiki Mike" and "The Hawk".
Much has been written of Mike Doyle below are just highlights of his life that began when he first surfed in 1954.  
  • Featured as a surfing legend at the California Surf Museum 1994

  • Cabo Surf Hotel Teams up with Mike Doyle to open the Doyle Surf School 1998

  • Publication of the book Morning Glass the Adventures Of Legendary Waterman Mike Doyle 1994

  • Member of the UCSD Luau & Longboard Invitational since 1994

  • Featured in The Surfers Journal Mike Doyle's Primitive Baja 1993

  • Marketing Director at the San Jose del Cabo Pamilla Resort 1990's

  • Featured on Malibu Longboards Surf Museum For his Surfboard 1990's

  • Inducted into the WB Willis Bros. Hall Of Fame For Surfing and Shaping 2002

  • Married his dream girl Annie ! 2008 you can read more about her on the link below

  • Link to Annie

  • Cobian Announces the launch of a new legends collection feauting Mike Doyle Signature Series

  • Inventor of the 100 MPH Hat set to revolutionize head wear for extreme conditions and water sports

  • Helps Start the NISSIA (National Surf Schools & Instructors Association) 2005

  • Inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfing Hall of Fame 2013

  • Morning Glass Documentary teaser trailer is released narrated by Elijah Wood 2011

  • Inducted into the Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame  2009

  • Relaunch of Morning Glass Book in Hard cover 2005

  • Featured in the Book Heap of Bones: A Baja Surfer's Chronicle 2013

  • Featured in the documentary film A Life Outside  2013

  • Inducted into the  Surfers Hall Of Fame  2003

  • Mentioned in the book Surfing: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time 2013

  • Interviewed by Juice Magazine 2000 and San Diego News 2006

  • Featured article in the Easy Reader News for Standard Set By Watermen 2013

  • Article written by Corky Carroll published in the OC Register 2010

  • Listed Member and honored in the Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center 2013

  • Surfed in the Duke's OceanFest 2009

  • Art Show at the Field Gallery at Flora Farms 2012

  • Formed the Annual SUP Mexico-Mike Doyle Los Cabos Classic Stand Up Paddle Race & Hennessey’s World Paddle Championships at Palmilla Beach 2009-2012

  • Interviewed on KPBS Public Radio 2009

1990's 
2000's
1980's 
  • Moved To San Jose Del Cabo Mexico - 1980

  • Began his artistic journey with painting and living free

  • Got out of the rat race to live his dream, his way

  • Opened Doyle Gallery

  • Shaped/ Designed First Short Board with Don Hansen called 50/50 1970

  • Invented, Designed, and Shaped the first soft-board with Tom Morey 1974

  • Invented the Monoski recognized by wikipedia as the invetion of the snowboard 1970's

  • Signed with Op Sunwear 1970

  • Mike Doyle has a BA in Biology and minor in Arts History

  • Mike attended Inglewood Highschool , Cabrillo Junior College Santa Barbara, Long Beach State.

1970's 
1960's 
1950's 
  • Runner up World Surfing Championship 1964

  • Recorded his first vinyl LP The Secrets Of Surfing 1967

  • Best all around surfer by Encyclopedia of Surfing 1960's

  • West Coast Paddleboard Pier Champion 1960 and 1962

  • California's World Paddleboard Relay Team Champion 1968

  • Tandem Pacific Coast Champion 1962

  • Tandem West Coast Champion 1963 

  • United States Surfing Champion 1965

  • Tandem World Surfing Champion 1965, 1967

  • Tandem Division Makaha International Champion 1963, 1964, and 1965

  • West Coast Surfing Championships 3rd place 1961

  • World Surfing Championships 2nd place 1964

  • World Surfing Championships 6th place 1965

  • Duke Kahanamoku Invitational 2nd place 1966

  • Duke Kahanamoku Invitational 1st place Champion 1968

  • Peru International Surf Competition 1st place Champion 1969

  • Surfer Magazine Readers Poll Award in 1964 and 1965

  • Manhattan Beach Iron-Man Ocean Sports Trials Champion 1968

  • Surfing Magazine Hall Of Fame Award Top International Surfer 1966

  • Hansen Surfboards introduces The Mike Doyle Signature Model 1967

  • Cofounded Surf Research and developed first surfing-specific board wax 1965    

  • Manhattan Beach Lifeguard 1960-61

  • Signed with Catalina Swim Wear 1960's

  • Demonstrations in the book How To Surf 1968

  • Featured in over 24 Surf Films Including Barefoot Adventure, The Living Curl,  Cavalcade of Surf, , Surf Mania, Going Surfing, Surfs up, Cat on a hot foam boards, Strictly Hot, Golden Breed 1960,1962,1964,1968

  • Kicked out of the Tom Morey Invitational 1965

  • Left Jacobs Surfboard team to sign with Hansen 1967

  • Born 1941 ,Began Surfing in 1954

  • Switched from goofyfoot to regular foot in 1956

  • Sold Kathy Kohner her first surfboard in 1956

  • Worked as a Surfing stunt double in the movie Gidget 1959

  • West Coast Paddleboard Pier Race Champion 1959

  • Featured in the film Surf Safari 1959

  • Featured in the film Once Upon A Wave 1959

  • First to surf the Banzai Pipeline in September 1959

  • Started business shaping Balsa Wood SurfBoards in 1959

  • Purchased first surboard in 1956