The ultimate bodyboarding trivia quiz

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Bodyboarding: put your knowledge to the test by answering our 40-question trivia quiz | Photo: Shutterstock

Do you think you know everything about bodyboarding? Test your boogie knowledge with our 40-question trivia quiz.

Is it too flat to surf? Stuck in a traffic jam? Feeling confident that you'll beat your sponger friends? Waiting for the tide to turn?

The following questions involving bodyboarders, dates, brands and key personalities of the bodyboarding world will definitely put your boogie intelligence to the test.

Grab a beer, think twice before answering, and check your results or compare your performance with your sponge mates.

Round 1 | History of Bodyboarding

1. Where was Tom Morey born?
a) Santa Barbara
b) Honolulu
c) Detroit

2. One of following bodyboarders has never won a world title. Who is it?
a) Stephanie Pettersen
b) Pat Caldwell
c) Uri Valadao

3. Which US President has been photographed riding a bodyboard?
a) Jimmy Carter
b) Barack Obama
c) Bill Clinton

4. Where was located Morey Boogie's first factory?
a) Carlsbad
b) Oceanside
c) Encinitas

5. Who won the first world title of the IBA World Tour era?
a) Damian King
b) Ben Player
c) Jeff Hubbard

6. Who became the first Australian to win the world bodyboarding title?
a) Michael Eppelstun
b) Damian King
c) Ben Player

7. Who landed the world's first el rollo?
a) Mike Stewart
b) Ben Severson
c) Pat Caldwell

8. What was the name of the world's first bodyboarding magazine?
a) Bodyboard
b) Bodyboarding
c) Bodyboarder

9. What was the name of the world's first bodyboarding game?
a) Pro Bodyboarding (PlayStation)
b) Mike Stewart's 360° Beach Bodyboarding (PC)
c) Mike Stewart's Pro Bodyboarding (PC)

10. What is the longest-running bodyboarding contest?
a) Sintra Pro
b) Viana Pro
c) Pipeline Pro

Round 2 | Dates & Figures

1. When did Mike Stewart win his last world title?
a) 1991
b) 1992
c) 1993

2. When did Tom Morey shape the world's first bodyboard?
a) 1971
b) 1972
c) 1973

3. How many world title has Mike Stewart won so far?
a) Seven
b) Eight
c) Nine

4. In 1977, Tom Morey sold Morey Bogie to a retail company. Which one was it?
a) Kransco
b) Walmart
c) Wham-O

5. When did the first season of the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) kick off?
a) 1990
b) 1998
c) 2000

6. One of the following football players enjoys bodyboarding once in a while.
a) Neymar Jr.
b) Lionel Messi
c) Cristiano Ronaldo

7. The world's first bodyboard was made using:
a) Polyethylene
b) Paper
c) Polyurethan

8. When did drop-knee start taking its shape?
a) Late 1970s
b) Late 1980s
c) Early 1990s

9. What is the name of the surf pool designed by Tom Morey in the early 1980s?
a) Morey Boogie Lake
b) Morey Boogie Adventures
c) Morey Boogie Land

10. What was the name of the first big wave bodyboarding competition held in Nazaré in 2005?
a) Coca-Cola Nazaré Invitational
b) Sumol Nazaré Special Edition
c) Fanta Praia do Norte Challenge

Round 3 | Bodyboarders and Surf Spots

1. Which surfer has also had a successful career as bodyboarder?
a) Jamie O'Brien
b) Leonardo Fioravanti
c) John John Florence

2. Who pulled off the first ever 720 air in professional competition?
a) Damian King
b) Pierre-Louis Costes
a) Jake Stone

3. Who said: "My accomplishments will be surpassed. And that's cool"?
a) Tom Morey
b) Guilherme Tâmega
c) Mike Stewart

4. Who thinks Newport Beach's The Wedge is the heaviest wave in Southern California?
a) Jeff Hubbard
b) Jared Houston
c) Ben Player

5. Who said: "the term 'bodyboarder' sucks"?
a) Renan Faccini
b) Tom Morey
c) Jay Reale

6. Itacoatiara is a famous Brazilian beach break located in:
a) Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro
b) Cacimba do Padre, Fernando de Noronha
c) Itacaré, Bahia

7. Which duo pioneered wave riding in Teahupoo in 1986?
a) Mike Stewart and Michael Eppelstun
b) Mike Stewart and Ben Severson
c) Mike Stewart and Guilherme Tâmega

8. Pierre-Louis Costes is known for his:
a) ARS
b) El Rollo
c) Backflip

9. Where is El Frontón located?
a) Tenerife
b) Gran Canaria
c) Fuerteventura

10. The Keiki Shorebreak is a heavy located in:
a) Oahu
b) Maui
c) Kauai

Round 4 | True or False

1. The expression "boogie board" is inspired by "boogie-woogie," a music movement that became popular between World War I and II.
a) True
b) False

2. Ben Severson has never won a world bodyboarding title.
a) True
b) False

3. The International Bodyboarding Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of November.
a) True
b) False

4. Scientific is the name of the bodyboard company founded by Mike Stewart.
a) True
b) False

5. Amaury Lavernhe was the first European surfer to win a world bodyboarding title.
a) True
b) False

6. Phyllis Dameron was the first ever wave ride to surf WaimeaBay.
a) True
b) False

7. Eunate Aguirre is a world bodyboarding champion from France.
a) True
b) False

8. BZ was founded by Bobby Szabad, a former factory worker at Morey Boogie.
a) True
b) False

9. The gyroll is an aerial maneuver invented by Jeff Hubbard.
a) True
b) False

10. There has never been a world bodyboarding champion from mainland America.
a) True
b) False


Answers (For Quiz Masters, Only)

R1: 1c; 2b; 3b; 4a; 5a; 6a; 7c; 8b; 9c; 10a;
R2: 1b; 2a; 3c; 4a; 5b; 6c; 7a; 8a; 9c; 10b;
R3: 1a; 2c; 3c; 4a; 5b; 6a; 7b; 8c; 9b; 10a;
R4: 1a; 2b; 3a; 4b; 5a; 6a; 7b; 8a; 9b; 10a;

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