Press Kit


Mike Mulkey is a surfer, author, and life coach who writes about finding the perfect wave in heaven. His passion for helping people tackle work/life integration challenges provoked him to launch “Surfing for Balance in Silicon Valley” in 2014 to blog about his struggles to stay afloat amidst the chaos.

After 25 years of riding the Silicon Valley express train, Mike disembarked and discovered that his world had turned upside down. His first book, Surfing in Heaven, is a true story about Mike’s journey as a surfer to find the perfect wave in life.

Mike is now living out his dream of working part-time at Trader Joe’s and writing about hanging ten toes over the nose in heaven!

Surfing in Heaven (1 min. video)

Published Podcasts
Work-life balance in Silicon Valley (Wedotalk Podcast)
Father-Son Relationships (Wedotalk Podcast)

Published Articles
Swimming with Jerry (Swim Swan Magazine)

Published Movie
HODADS (the movie)

Filmed on Mike’s 50th birthday, this movie was all about being stoked with good friends, sharing some of our most precious times together, and enjoying God’s creation.

Speaking Topics

Contact Information

Email: m1mulkey@surfingforbalance
Phone: 650-799-3292


The coveted San Onofre trophy with my Dave Sweet surfboard at 507 Marguerite Avenue in CdM (1966)
The Mulkey Family in Costa Rica
Surfing with our dog Redwood
Mike and one of his heroes Bethany Hamilton
El ultimo viaje del dia

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