Mike Mattison was born and raised in Huntington Beach. He is a powerful surfer with a smooth style. Mike has competed at all levels of surfing from NSSA on to the pros. He currently resides at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu where he surfs everyday and lives with his wife and dog. Mike grew up working in surfboard factories and worked with just about all the shapers in the Orange County area, he now shapes boards on his own under the label Northern Alliance, named after all of Mike’s favorite spots, North Side (HB Peir), North Shore. Northern California. The name just made sense. He is activly shaping everyday and specializes in quads, but he makes just about anything.