A short biography of Tom Morey

Tom Morey, the inventor of the bodyboard and bodyboarding, was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on August 15, 1935. 

Morey was a descendant of the men who founded the Detroit-based Dodge Brothers automobile company. Morey moved to Laguna, California when he was nine and learned to bodysurf with his father. 

Tom began riding a surf mat aged twelve, rode his first wave on a borrowed surfboard at sixteen and was on his way to becoming a top Californian longboarder by the time he turned 18.

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Mike Stewart inducted into "The Bodyboarding Immortals"

The most successful bodyboarder of all time has been inducted to "The Bodyboarding Immortals."

The initiative founded by the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) aims to honor the prolific accomplishments of the sport's greatest athletes.

Mike Stewart, 54, is the first rider to get his name in the "The Bodyboarding Immortals," the designation that will now highlight and recognize the best bodyboarders in the planet.

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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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