Mickey McCarthy was an east coast photographer who was loved by everyone. He was the official photographer of the Eastern Surfing Association and traveled with the ESA for its championship events, as well as with the ESA All-Star Team to Hawaii each year. Mickey passed away suddenly in December 2016. He is greatly missed among the surfing community and will be inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame in January 2017 at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The ESA would like to help his wife, Betsy, with travel expenses so she can attend the ceremony in Florida. Funds from this campaign will go towards Betsy and a companion's flight, rental car, lodging, food and other travel expenses. Any additional funds will go directly to Betsy to help offset any financial costs that she has endured since Mickey's passing in December 2016.
Any amount is greatly appreciated to make sure Betsy is able to attend this event where her husband, who was loved by so many, will be honored among the entire surf industry. Many thanks to everyone who is able to contribute:)
More about Mickey from Eastern Surf Magazine -
"In late 2016, the East Coast and the surfing world lost a true renaissance man. In the words of ESM Co-Founder Dick Meseroll, “No other photographer did it longer or more hardcore with more commitment.” The New Sun shaper/shopowner/distributor stuff notwithstanding, it was 2M’s photography that really set him apart. The sheer timeline, consistency, and volume of work along with the focus he brought to the Outer Banks literally changed the way the world saw surfing in the Mid-Atlantic. He was one of ESM’s first and most loyal photogs with a consistency unique to him. Beyond those activities, there were the years of radio station surf reports, the talented local photogs he helped mentor and inspire, and other important contributions like starting the first local surfing website back in the 1990s, SurfTown.net. Then there’s all the slideshows he did gratis and dozens of other things he’s locally famous for. Most importantly, Mickey was always on it: every swell, every contest, every fundraiser, and every dingbat surfing function big or small that came around his beach. One of a kind dedication. He will be missed."
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