There’s something about a person who seems to move along effortlessly. That’s is how Mike Lay lives his whole life. Cornwall, on the British Coast, isn’t exactly known for it’s heavy surf. Hence, Lay opted to ride a longboard early in his surfing life. Turns out he was pretty good at it - in fact, one of the best. As a teen, he competed and won accolades all over Europe.

And his dedication to more traditional logs landed him a spot at the very exclusive Duct Tape Classic in Huntington Beach. Today, Lay is setting the bar for style on his side of the pond. He was especially key in Reef’s 2015 trip to Portugal. Lay spends much of the year Just Passing Through every corner of the world, but especially enjoys exploring his own region of the Atlantic Ocean.