In Memorium

We cherish our members who are no longer with us.

Michael Whitmore

August 16, 1950 – August 26, 2015

Michael grew up surfing Cocoa Beach. He was drafted into  the Vietnam War and received 2 Bronze Stars. He lived in the Pisgah Mountains and pursued traditional furniture design and construction. He was asked to show his chairs at the Smithsonian but he walked away from that to return to his humble life by the beach.  As the Godfather of the North End, he could be found there or home in his shop working on a new board design.

Michael Malone

September 18, 1948 – 2010

Mike loved surfing for the joy and freedom it gave him, and for the community of fellow surfers. We lived in Wilmington for 20 years, some of his happiest years because he could surf even if the waves were only one foot high. He was well loved and always missed.