SOURCE: The Longboard House

The Longboard House

December 08, 2011 10:28 ET

Entrepreneur Mike Mann Expands Longboard House Retail and Internet Business

INDIALANTIC, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - In 1961, an entrepreneur named Mike Mann caught his first wave on a rented surfboard in Miami Beach. From that moment on, he had no doubt what he wanted to do with his life -- turn people on to the joy of surfing. Fifty years later, Mann is still in the water at every opportunity and at the cutting edge of water equipment technology.

For many years his landmark surf shop, The Longboard House, has shipped surfboards to over 100 countries and has become the celebrities' shop of choice with many stars dropping by, such as Doug Flutie, Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan, John Walsh, Corbin Bernsen, and Ricky Martin, to name a few.

Eleven-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater rides a Channel Island surfboard, and The Longboard House stocks 200 Channel Islands. Among other brands in the shortboard area are Firewire, Starr, Kechele, and Rusty. With over 800 boards in stock at all times, it's virtually impossible not to find your board of choice.

Recently Mann has opened a specialty shop called The Paddleboard House to serve the needs of the aficionados of the world's fastest growing sport, stand up paddleboarding. Acclaimed almost immediately as the foremost stand up shop in the industry, you can find almost any brand and have it shipped in 24 hours. The Paddleboard House rents boards locally so people can try them out, has a large collection to choose from, and also has the latest in paddleboard accessories.

The Paddleboard House is located behind The Longboard House, at the corner of A1A and I-92 (5th Avenue), in Indialantic, Florida. "We're just across from the Boardwalk," says Mann. "Our staff has 200 years of combined experience in the water. They have a passion for helping others make the right choice. So when someone is exploring a purchase or wants to acquire a longboard from Yater, Walden, Harbour, Stewart, Hobie, Takayama, McTavish, Bing, Jacobs, Surfboards Hawaii, or Christenson, to name a few, they don't have to look farther. If you don't see exactly what you want, we can get you a custom board ordered today. Custom shaping is our specialty. We also carry surf and skate gear, apparel, and more. Our 800 number is 844-6211."

For a look at the boards, go to www.longboardhouse.com.

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