The Passing of a Legend: R.I.P. Mickey (2M) McCarthy
Today marks a sad day for the Outer Banks as we lost a local legend: Mickey (2M) McCarthy. Mostly known for his surf photography, Mickey has been a part of the surf culture here on the Outer Banks for decades. After suffering a heart attack several days ago, he was air-lifted to Norfolk Sentara for surgery. Several days later, complications got the better of him as he passed on Friday, December 23rd, 2016.
Mickey has put just about every notable Outer Banks surfer on the map by capturing thousands of photographs that were published in magazines and the like. His dedication to the sport was nothing less of amazing as he was ALWAYS on it when the surf got good. Aside from being an incredible surf photographer, he’s a long-time surfboard shaper under his own label “New Sun Surfboards”, a mentor to countless photographers and surfers, a husband to his wife Betsy and an ambassador to the sport of surfing in Dare County and beyond.
Aside from all of his accomplishments and accolades, Mickey was truly an amazing human being. He was never conceited, always grateful and was one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. We are going to miss him dearly. R.I.P. Mickey (2M) McCarthy
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