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Meet Our Friend: Mike Hirooka

Freehand Friends

Meet Mike: professional kiteboard instructor and the man behind Miami’s Hirooka Surf & Sport. When Mike’s not traveling the world in search of the best wind and waves, you can find him oceanfront in Miami Beach teaching surfing, kitesurfing and paddleboarding to anyone who’s up for some adrenaline-inducing fun. We recently teamed up with Mike to offer lessons to our guests at super affordable rates, which gives you the opportunity to make your Miami getaway one hell of an adventure. You in? Read on to learn more about Mike and Hirooka Surf and Sport:

What inspired Hirooka Surf and Sport?

I wanted to provide a fun, safe way to learn surfing & kiteboarding in Miami.

Tell us about some of the most popular kiteboarding/paddleboarding lessons/activities that Hirooka offers?

The most popular kiteboarding lesson is Lets Ride!, which teaches all of the basics to get you riding a kiteboard. The sunset paddle is the most popular paddleboarding activity.

If you could kitesurf anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Fiji or Bali.

If you could hang out with anyone at The Broken Shaker, who would it be?

Charlie Sheen – he seems like he would be fun to drink with.

If you’re headed to Miami and interested in giving surfing/kiteboarding/paddleboarding a go, stop by the front desk or email info.miami@thefreehand.com for more info.