You Should Know: Mikey DeTemple

by Christie Grimm · August 29, 2016

There's something about Mikey DeTemple that just feels sandy, no? All that time spent on the beach as a professional surfer turned filmmaker clearly shows. His is a beachy-ness that feels scratchy, salty - a modern day Brooklyn Beach Boy. Take a look at his most recent short film for Jake Spade, and you'll see what we mean.

Name: Mikey DeTemple
Occupation: surfer/director
Place of Birth: West Islip, NY
Instagram / Twitter: @mikeydetemple
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

What do you actually do? I've been surfing for a living for the past 15 years. I've slowly started to transition into directing shorts film and working on branded content and other commercial work.

My motto is: Wind looks good.

5 Favorite Hamptons Places: Crow's Nest, Duryeas, Montauket, The trails at Shadmoor, South Lake.

The craziest thing I've done out East is... I've always been pretty quiet and mellow out East.

Best kept Hamptons secret? How amazing it is in the winter.

If you had one day left out East, what would you do? Get up at sunrise for a surf, sail all afternoon and sneak another surf in for sunset.

Who should we know? My wife, Lisa.