Mike’s a guy who likes to spend his winters exploring far-off peaks and steep backcountry descents, checking off the different neck-breaking couloirs in the Rocky Mountains and beyond on his splitboard (a snowboard that turns into skis to hike uphill, and back into a snowboard to shred down). During the past few seasons, Mike has pioneered new descents in the Sawtooth wilderness as well as climbing along classic lines all over the US and Canada.
His summers though are all about surfing and spending time with his girls (one wife, two daughters). As a crew they love to travel where he manages to slot in flat water paddle sessions in the bays and coastlines of Cuba, the rivers of Idaho, Colorado, Montana and Utah, or surfing in California, Hawaii, and Bali. Whether it’s coastal caves, mountain lakes, Indonesian reef passes, or local creeks, he has an NSP to take him there.
Respected within the boarding community, Mike Meru ventures out throughout the year and documents his adventures on Instagram and Facebook, making full use of the performance threshold of his gear. This is his fourth season riding for NSP and we’re stoked to see where his adventures will take him.
2017, in their downtime, he and his daughters converted a Sprinter Van into the ultimate adventure vehicle, in which they plan to travel all over North America with in 2018.
While his winters are spent in the backcountry splitboarding, his summers he takes full advantage of the opportunity to teach his 5 & 7 year old girls (Emme and Elle) what life beyond electronics looks like. Whether it’s rappelling deep into the slot canyons of southern Utah canyoneering, climbing the granite walls of the Wasatch, or paddling around a far-off island, they have become quite good at a young age at appreciating what this world has to offer.
With his extensive travel schedule and the increasing presence of two eager water girls, an NSP O2 Allrounder turned out to be their essential family board. Mobile and a space-saver
After returning from an attempt at climbing and snowboarding off of the summit of Denali this year, expect Mike to ride a PU Endless in the smaller breaks (you can’t beat classic style icons) and rip up the more serious stuff on a shortboard.