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Mike’s Spikes with Mike

Segment 2, July 15th, 2023

Mike Haney gives us a beach update from Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  This is one of the most popular areas along the Grand Strand.  Much of the music, culture, dancing, & resorts that had such a hay day along Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk community moved northward after the Pavilion & Boardwalk were developed.

This is also where builder turned inventor, Mike Haney, moved.  He’s a self-described beach bum that enjoys the coastal life.  So much so, that he had one of the biggest beach inventions in the last twenty years:  The Hammerhead Mike’s Spike.

The Mike’s Spike is a pile-driving design that secures your sun umbrella holder into the sand.  Why has this invention been so meaningful?  Several coastal communities (North Myrtle & Myrtle Beach cities, being two of them) restrict tents & wind shade providers due to lack of room, people leaving tents on the beach, & safety reasons (namely debris flying in the wind). The restrictions during the heart of the warm weather months when the crowds are at the largest has provided Mike’s Spikes a great niche.

It goes easily into the sand within seconds & secures your umbrella so that you can enjoy the sand, water, & sun securely.

The host of the Carolina Outdoors demonstrated on-air the tamp style of Mike’s Spikes. Plus, a bit of the beach is on-hand at Charlotte’s beach store, Jesse Brown’s.  We have a sand display with Mike’s Spikes inside it.  We’re glad to demonstrate the product so that you are ready to use it as soon as you arrive at your beach destination.


Summary of this Mid-Summer Show

Segment 4, July 15th, 2024

An invitation to hike to the summit of Charlotte’s Outdoor Store, located in the heart of Charlotte’s Shopping District, SouthPark.  Jesse Brown’s is highlighting sun protection, hydration, & hiking shoes & sandals at this time.

Special thanks our guests, Doug Turner from Reel Recovery & Mike Haney from Mike’s Spikes for joining TJB & Bill Bartee on the Carolina Outdoors.