Bodyboarding: thank you, Mr. Tom Morey

Bodyboarding was invented in 1971, by the American surfer, entrepreneur and musician Tom Morey. On July 7, he cut a rectangular shape of polyethylene foam and covered it with newspaper.

The first bodyboard was born and history was made. Bodyboarding will be 40 years old in 2011.

Also called 'boogie board', because of Tom's passion for music (the boogie rhythm), the new wave riding formula was inspired in the Bahá'í Faith, a religion that focus on the spiritual unity of all humankind.

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2010 Peruvian Inka Challenge: victoire pour Pierre

After four days of competition, Pierre-Louis Costes (FRA) wins the second edition of the Peruvian Inka Challenge.

Amaury Lavernhe (REU) got the second place. In the very beginning, Pierre Louis Costes performed a massive backflip that received a perfect score 10/10. Watch the final video.

"I knew that against Amaury I had to push myself to the limit. When I pulled out that backflip I could never imagine that I would complete. Definitely my biggest move ever made", said the actual Peruvian Champion.

In the Drop Knee competition, Cesar Bauer took the overall title. The final round was against Ardiel Jimenez (CNY). Bauerperformed several snaps and 360s on the lip to claim his first Grand Slam trophy.

Final Results

1. Pierre Louis Costes - France
2. Amaury Laverhne - Reunion Islands
3. Jared Houston - South Africa
3. Jeff Hubbard - Hawaii
5. Guilherme Tâmega - Brasil
5. Michael Novy - Australia
5. Jake Stone - Australia
5. Ryan Hardy - Australia

The 2010 IBA World Tour now heads to Puerto Escondido for the Zicatela Mexico Pro.

2010 Peruvian Inka Challenge: harsh landing

The third day of the Peruvian Inka Challenge was by far the most exhausting day for the competitors.

Two rounds of heats were surfed at the biggest and most difficult day at Chilca. The waves where heavy and with a strong current making the competitors work on their time limit.

"There are some ramps and good waves but there are also many close outs making things a bit hard."Said the Australian Michael Novy who advanced to the quarter finals.

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