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.