Surfing the East Coast Since 1961
How Mike Mann Founded The Longboard House
In his own words…
Fifty years ago I caught my first wave on a rented surfboard, and from that moment on I never again had a doubt of what I would do with my life. I grew up in Miami Beach, which is a great place to be from, but waves were scarce. I knew I had to get out of there or face the prospect of becoming a stable, respectable citizen who went to work every day. It was happening to some of my friends, so I left Miami and never looked back.
I have been fortunate enough to have spent years traveling the world surfing, writing, and keeping myself going. In the 70’s I started Surf Magazine, which is probably the closest I ever came to a real job. Scary!
Over the years I have swapped stories and surfed some of the world’s finest waves with guys who are some of the best you will ever meet:
- Dale Velzy
- Renny Yater
- Robert August
- Greg Noll
- Walt Phillips
- and Many More!
Mike & David Mann
From Concept to Reality
The concept of the Longboard House was to create a shop where all the best shapers in the world could have their innovations represented under one roof. The idea quickly took off, and as the years have passed, more and more surfboard manufacturers have asked to have their creations displayed at the shop.
With an original focus on Longboards, today LBH has evolved, selling hundreds of boards of all shapes, sizes, and colors from every corner of the globe.
Sharing the Stoke of Surfing
I always had a dream of one day having a surf shop that was founded in the aloha spirit, and loaded with the most incredible surfboards on the planet. People would come from everywhere to see ’em, to share the stoke, and to be renewed and re-kindled by the bond among those of us who have been blessed by the love of surfing.