Canary Islands: perfect slabs for advanced bodyboarders | Photo: Hugo Garcia

The Canary Islands have great waves for bodyboard addicts. But the archipelago located just 60 miles off the southern coast of Morocco is also the perfect playground for a new generation of fearless riders.

Warm waters and epic surf spots. The Canaries have been considered the "Atlantic Hawaii" for their powerful reef breaks, and fast and heavy barrels. Sometimes, you have to put your life at risk to ride the islands' gems.

"Not Think Bodyboard Film" showcases some of the best spongers in the Canary Islands. Fabian Rodriguez, Juan Gabriel, Ale Suarez, Moi Dorta and Danil Gil may not be worldwide superstars, but they're charging like no one else.

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Jacob Romero: good at escaping chandeliers | Photo: Specker/IBA

Jacob Romero has conquered the second edition of the Cave Rock Invitational, in Durban, South Africa.

The experienced Hawaiian rider managed to defeat Derek Footit, Stephen Du Preez, and Sacha Specker in the decisive heat, held in firing conditions.

Romero pulled a few Perfect 10s throughout the competition, and even became the first bodyboarder to pull an invert air reverse in a South African contest.

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Tom Morey: he invented boogieboarding, not bodyboarding | Photo: Tom Morey Archive

Meet Mr. Tom Morey, the inventor of bodyboarding. Or, has he prefers to call it, "boogieboarding." The founder of Morey Boogie says, "the term 'bodyboarder' sucks. Sounds like a board they'd use to slide a corpse down into a body bag." His life is an adventure. And he still is a very busy man.

Tom Morey is the ultimate surfing inventor. In an exclusive interview with, the Detroit-born wave rider dissects the innovations he introduced to the water sports industry, and his personal perspectives on the present and future of boogieboarding.

By the way, do you know who was the first woman to ride a bodyboard? Tom Morey will tell you.

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