Topsail Advertiser: How long have you been surfing?
Mike Grimm: 1969 ‘til now.
What kind of boards do you use? What was your first board?
Fun boards now.
Do you compete? If so, what have you won?
Dawn patrol or evening session?
Describe your dream wave.
Glass offshore head high
Highest number of stitches ever earned in a surf session?
Nine over the eye and a cracked nose.
What’s your favorite place you have surfed or would love to surf in the future?
Name two rules of surfing etiquette every beginner should live by.
Never cut anyone off. Always share your wax.
What is the best advice another surfer ever gave you?
When I was in the islands, they showed me where to go out and where to come back in.
Any shark or sea creature encounters?
Yeah, Gary Baysden chased out of the water at Salvo.
What’s the best local storm you ever surfed? What made it superior to others?
Amy 1975, Hattie.
Who taught you to surf?
What surfing story do you never get tired of telling?
My worst wipeout at Salvo. I hit a turtle in the wave.
Would you ever mention your favorite place to surf locally?
Oh, yeah, the secret spot is out: