MEET HIPPIE MIKE
Meet Hippie Mike, The man behind Authentic Board Supply Co.
Mike was born in 1978 and has been an avid skateboarder since 1986. Over the past 15 years, Mike has been heavily involved with the Surrey skateboard scene and he has devoted himself to establishing the positive bond that now exists between the local skateboard community and Municipal Cities. Mike's work with the City of Surrey over the past decade in their Parks and Rec department has allowed him to create unique opportunities and events for skateboarders and was a major influence in the the establishment of Surrey's first covered outdoor skatepark - Chuck Bailey. He has also assisted in the creation of multiple other skateboard parks, managing skateboard lessons and camps, and creating a Park Host program that showed humungous benefits over the years in crime prevention.
Mike has also been the man behind the "Hippie Mike's Tour De Surrey" contest series, which has just completed it's tenth year of contests. These events were hosted every summer in town centers of the greater Surrey district and welcomed skateboarders of all ages.
Now, after 27 years as a skateboarder and a positive influence on the local skate community, Mike's passion for skateboarding and skaters has lead to the establishment of Authentic Board Supply Co, a core skate-shop in the heart of Whalley. Built on the principles of family, mentorship, authenticity and fun, Mikes inspiration for the shop centers around the slogan "As Real As It Gets," Hoping to create an authentic and down to earth skateshop that will continue adding to the local skate scene and the future of skateboarding in the Fraser Valley.