Michael Wardle, owner of mikes surf school, was born and raised right here on the north shore of Oahu, Kahuku Hospital to be exact! Been surfing the north shore for nearly 30 years. I am CPR and firstaid certified. My love and appreciation for the ocean has groomed me into the waterman that i am today. My father taught me at a real young age to surf and it stuck with me since. Growing up I surfed a few competitions but at age 18 decided to put surfing on pause and serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I got called to the Philippines, Quezon city mission. Surfing to me has always been my place of Zen, where I can escape all the worldly problems and just reset. Over the many ups and downs of my life I’ve notice the healthier I am out of the water the more waves i catch in the water. Our surf school promotes a healthy mind body and spirit by eating healthy and surfing because “so many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” -A.J.Materi
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