International Bodyboarding Day: celebrate the date by paddling out on November 4 | Photo: Shutterstock

Are you a passionate bodyboarder? Paddle out, meet up with fellow wave riders. November 4 marks the International Bodyboarding Day. It's time to get out-the-back and spread the stoke.

The International Bodyboarding Day is an initiative set up by veteran bodyboarders, vintage and current pro, industry professionals, weekend warriors, and the boogie boarding fraternity to celebrate the sport created in the early 1970s.

It's a day to think about the first wave you got pushed into as a kid that got you hooked into the sport - share that feeling by getting out and enjoying the ocean.

The International Bodyboarding Day is not about how good you are in the surf; it's all about how much fun you have riding a boogie board, in smaller or bigger waves.

"It's a day to celebrate friends, laughs and the enjoyment you can get from bodyboarding. It's safe, fun and can be taken to the extreme if you have the passion for it," says Damien Alexander, one of the promoters of the International Bodyboarding Day.

Share your memories, swap bodyboards, teach tricks, reveal your riding secrets, organize a barbecue, run a contest with local bodyboarders, or invite some friends to explore the endless world of bodyboarding.

Time to honor Tom Morey's legacy, and make sure his outstanding contributions to water sports will continue alive and healthy in the minds and souls of the bodyboarders of the world.

The International Bodyboarding Day was established in 2017.