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i abandoned my responsibilites here at and took my literary vision on to my own selfish pursuit in the form of, but thats exactly what that site has become about, literature and an outlet for prose and not so much about self promotion, though it is my duty to promote hooked surfboards, i figured i’d check in with a little surfboard feedback from the last month here in central america, and include a couple photos of the action, i brought five by mike down here, one 5 5 19 1/4 with wings we called the punk rocket, two 5 8 “normal” shortboards that are more or less duplicates, a 5 10 thumbtail “anti single concave” and a 6 3 step up that got me through some heavy winter sessions down in buxton, there’s been a massive improvement in the in house glass jobs, i think that letting a board sit and cure is the way to make them last, there was actually time for all that, so relax kiddies, let em cure,  i actually left the first board mike glassed down here last year, and chinto just buckled it down the middle a few days ago, it’s in a state but still in one piece, everyday the locals ask to ride my boards, sometimes i let them do it, sometimes i don’t depends on how hollow it is that day, the locals here don’t call waves olas after all, they call them tumbos, what does that sound like in english?


anyway the two 5 8s are kind of my go tos, they’re the boards i can ride with confidence in surf thats waist high or overhead and kegging, they get the most use as it seems like it’s head high everyday, i’ve only caught about 8 waves on the thumbtail but the first wave i ever caught on it was a multiple barrel wave with about a 30 shot sequence to prove it, at a wave that doesn’t usually barrel, we went and checked it because the main point was so damn packed with brazilians only to find the reef/point thing out front of miramar camp was doing a damn good slab impression with no takers, i think i did a front flip off the boat, i mostly ride my 6 3 down at the rivermouth because it’s such a big playing field and if you can move around with ease and hunt down those clean up peaks you could find yourself standing with arms out stretched, it aint about turns down there, well it’s about bottom turns, the punk rocket is an interesting concept, i’ve never really had a board like it, i feel like it’s somewhat of a prototype, i really dig that board from the mid point to the tail, i think some tweaks in the nose could make this board a staple in my quiver, it’s the kind of board you want around, it’s the one the locals want to ride the most, it’s just a little punk rocket…..

from a beach and with love always


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Hope everyone is doing well out there,I know things are alittle crazy with super fullmoons, nuclear meltdowns and tsunamis I suggest turning the news off and going outside to ride some kinda board. That being said I have begun the spring shaping madness and I am stoked to report many boards are being glassed as I type this entry which by the way is my first attempt at writing .I have been blending alot of popular templates together and having great results with smaller  boards that have the lively feeling people are enjoying lately.We finally had a good swell last week and there were alot of hooked boards in the water from PR to Jersey.I am posting a video of Gavin O donell in Jersey shot by Mikey Van Buren thanks too both of those guys for the video Gnarchitecture.Thanks for checking out the site I am going to be focusing very hard on getting everyone their boards in a timely manner this season,so get on a hooked surfboard. 

Gnarchitecture featuring Gavin from Mikey van Beuren on Vimeo.

Last weeks batch of 13

Welcome to the new Hooked website

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Welcome to our new website. You can now buy boards directly from Mike online, get gear from the Hooked shop and see whats the latest news with Hooked team riders. Check back often as we’ll be adding more items to the shop on a regular basis. And be sure to keep an eye out on the photo gallery where we’ll be publishing lots of photos as time goes on. Let us know what you think and drop Mike a line.

Hooked Gets Hooked Up

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Hooked just had lots of coverage in recent Eastern Surf web galleries and in print. Stay tuned we’ll be posting more links and photos for team riders Dana Quinn and Seth Berrick. Props to Seth for making the finals in the Volcom Cooterfish contest. Lots more news to come…

Hooked Expands Northward

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Hooked has just shipped out a batch of fresh baked boards for the New York area as well as Sandbridge, VA at Surf and Adventure. This year has been our biggest year ever and this month our best month ever. Thanks for you support.