East Coast: snow means bodyboarding

At the end of his search, Kyle Latch sighed with relief. Despite the snow and low temperatures, he found the waves he wanted. And then he shared it with an envious world.

Latch is absolutely right when he says "cold keeps a lot of people away, but it can still get crowded sometimes." In fact, wave riding is getting more and more popular everywhere in the planet.

So, "when the storms come, it is time to search for waves. It's been a winter wonderland up here with swell after swell. When the snow starts dumping, it's time to hop into the 6/5mm hooded full suit with some 7mm boots and mittens."

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Hubboards: Jeff and Dave get into serious business | Photo: Hubboards/Matt Castiglione

Bodyboards, soft top boards, bodyboard fins, DVD, leashes, rash guards, hats, t-shirts, hoodies, wetsuits. Hubboards is ready to be the ultimate bodyboarding company.

Jeff and Dave Hubbard have been quite busy. Their joint-venture is entering the surf industry market with a bang. Hubboards' 2015 catalogue has everything a wave rider needs to live and follow his dream.

The most famous brothers in the history of bodyboarding share multiple world titles, but they seem to be totally committed to the business world.

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The original Morey Boogie Board: no leash, pure freedom

Thomas Hugh Morey is the inventor and father of the bodyboard and of bodyboarding. He was born in Detroit, on August 15, 1935. When he was just a grom, Morey learned to bodysurf on his father's back.

After graduating in Mathematics at the University of Southern California, Morey used his professional skills to develop several surf-related innovations. Having worked in composite manufacturing and engineering at Douglas Aircraft, Tom knew the groundbreaking post-war materials.

He quit his stable job and founded his own companies, with waves as a background inspiration for business. He rapidly started inventing: the first ever concave nose pocket (1954), the "Wing Tip" (1955), the interchangeable fin system (1964), the paper surfboard (1965), and ultimately the bodyboard (1971).

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