Tom Morey's new Rollo: this man is a genius

Tom Morey, the inventor of bodyboarding, has announced plans for the new "MoreyRollo", a rolling skeg that may revolutionise the future of surfboards, kiteboards, wakeboards and sailboards.

The light rubberized foam wheels are less dangerous and thicker than skegs and could better the flow of surf rides. The "MoreyRollo" might be perfect for the Stand-Up Paddle boards as it works like a flywheel.

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Flynn Novak: trick inventor

Flynn Novak, the lanky Hawaiian goofyfooter who turned heads as he took down some big name surfers on his way to a quarter-final placing in the 2009 Billabong Pipeline Masters, has more in his arsenal than tight barrel riding.

Novak has lit up the Kustom Airstrike aerial surfing competition with two freakish new entries showing his trademark ‘Flynnstone flip’. Watch the video, here.

The entries, both filmed by Ariel Willeford, were shot two weeks apart and were apparently eight years in the making. The first to be filmed looks across some exposed reef to show Novak surfing a little lefthander.

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Jordy Smith: he rules South Africa | Photo: Zigzag Magazine

The 2010 South African Surfing Awards, presented by Zigzag and Surfing South Africa in association with Paarl Media and Carling Black Label, saw a number of South Africa’s top surfers and pioneers recognized for their achievement or contributions to South Africa’s surf landscape last night (Sunday 4th July).

Jordan Michael Smith, better known as Jordy to everyone in the water, was crowned SA surfer of the Year to a rapturous applause from the crowd at the annual event, solidifying his growing reputation as one of the world’s most exciting surfers, as well as South Africa’s reputation as one of the leaders in world surfing.

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