When the weather turns, JACK SPADE heads east. East to the tip of Long Island, to towns like Springs and Shelter Island that for decades have been sanctuaries to writers and artists. These are spots to relax and recharge, venues to work on personal projects away from the grind, and places to reinvent yourself.
New York native Mikey DeTemple knows a thing or two about the back and forth. The four-time East Coast Surfing Champion may be the only pro surfer splitting time between Brooklyn and Montauk. When he’s not surfing Mikey expresses himself through films known for their lush cinematography, controlled pacing and stirring soundtracks. His second full-length feature, Sight/Sound, was Eastern Surfing Magazine’s Video of the Year, and the best-selling surf film of 2011.
Mikey’s surfing has been described as “classic yet rebellious, stylish but aggressive, competitive though utterly soulful.” He brings this spirit to everything he does, as he hops between both sides of the lens, the sea and the editing room.