Celebrate November 4, International Bodyboarding Day

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.

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My time with Tom Morey

There are people in this world that you cross paths with that bring with them knowledge and enlightenment. The inventor of the boogie board was one of them.

I was lucky enough to spend time with Tom Morey, who enlightened me about so many things from his taste in music to the first surfing contest.

His name and his inventions are known globally, but he does not have an ego which is something I admire. At the time, I was interviewing surfers and decided to go to the source.

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When the only ones out there are bodyboarders

Hats off to bodyboarders. Sometimes surfers have to acknowledge that they're not on the same level as prone riders.

I live and work in a place where there are waves for everyone - boys and girls, men and women, beginners and pros can get what they seek within less than five miles.

Because we're talking about a European region, blessed by regular northwest North Atlantic swells, piers and beach orientation rule the quality of the surf break and, in most case, the size of the waves these spots traditionally produce.

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Is your bodyboard heavier than you think it should be? Are you unsure whether there's water in your boogie board? Here's how to check if you're board is soaked.

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Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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