MIKE HYNSON: Born June 28, 1942, Crescent City, CA): Mike Hynson is the swaggering American co-star of the 1966 crossover hit "The Endless Summer," and creator of the popular Gordon and Smith produced "Red Fin" signature model board. Hynson is now a celebrated and world-renown surfboard shaper/designer, working from his beachside studio in Encinitas, California; Born in 1942, Hynson's family moved back and forth from the Island of Oahu to San Diego's Pacific Beach in the 40s and 50s, where he began surfing in earnest in his late teens.
Graceful and stylish, Hynson rapidly rose through the ranks to become one of the area's finest surfers, his incomparable skill enabling him to become one of the first to ride the infamous "Pipeline" on the North Shore of the island of Oahu. Two years later, filmmaker Bruce Brown asked Hynson to star in his new film, "The Endless Summer," which required Hynson to travel the globe chasing the summer and the perfect wave.
RAINBOW'S END: Mike Hynson rose to fame as The Endless Summer's poster boy, fell to Earth as one of the most dangerous men in America, and is being resurrected as one of surfing's most overlooked design gurus. By Steve Barilotti, Surfer – Bustin Down the Doors, 100 Years of Surfing Revolution, August 2007 Issue http://surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/surfer-big-issue-preview-2007/
Shaper Profiles: Mike Hynson, The Surfer Magazine Surfboard Guide 2009, April 2009 http://surfermag.com/buyers-guide/surfboards/2009/shapers/hynson/shaper-bio.htm
SURFERMAG.COM INTERVIEW: Mike Hynson From the 'down rail' to the Red Fin to the Twinzer fish, the legendary shaper keeps pumping out incredible surfboard designs by Alex Wilson Surfermag.com correspondent http://www.surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/hynsonintrvu/ Surfer/Surfboard Designer Michael Hynson, Hynson Surfboards, 8/10/07 http://www.pursuethepassion.com/interviews/2007/08/10/blinding-passion/
Bad-boy Surf Legend Hynson Visiting, by DREW DIXON, Shorelines Staff Writer, 9/12/07 http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/091207/nes_198540063.shtml
Mike Hynson – The Complete Surfer, 1/24/05 http://www.allaboutsurf.com/articles/hynson
Two Legends Skippers had Different Vehicles, by Chris Ahrens, The Coast News http://www.thecoastnews.com/pages/full_story?article-Two+legends+skippers+had+different+vehicles+=&page_label=sea_notes&id=767859-Two+legends+skippers+had+different+vehicles&widget=push&instance=secondary_stories_left_column&open=&
Video: Endless Summer’s Mike Hynson, Pursue the Passion, Las Vegas http://lasvegas.jobing.com/video_details.asp?segment=21218&i=53028
Blog Post: The Practicalities of Passion, Posted Friday, March 28, 2008 9:31 AM by Zach Hubbell, Pursue the Passion - Phoenix http://phoenix.jobing.com/blog_post.asp?post=9653
If These Boards Could Talk with Sam George: Mike Hynson’s Spacey Gun – An Extremely Heavy Board, surfline.com, January 20, 2009 http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/photo_bamp_900_v03.cfm?id=21795&ad=1
Ensenada, surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/travel/index.cfm?id=2158
Mike Hynson Surfboards Official Website http://www.mikehynsonsurfboards.com