The most important dates in the history of bodyboarding

The history of bodyboarding is full of key moments, events and achievements. Discover the dates that helped change the sport.

The bodyboard was brought to us by Tom Morey, in 1971. Since then, the sport of bodyboarding conquered millions of fans and participants worldwide.

As one of the youngest water sports on the planet, boogie boarding still has a long way ahead on its path to becoming a mature recreation with a robust and sustainable industry, and a full-grown, professional competitive format.

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How to assemble the 1973 Morey Boogie board kit

In 1973, the early Morey Boogie models hit the market, and immediately conquered the hearts of water sports enthusiasts and the general public.

When the first Morey Boogie boards were sold, Tom Morey decided to develop a DIY kit so that consumers could assemble their new dream vehicle in the comfort of their homes, IKEA-style.

The four-page 8-1/2 x 14" instructions hand-drawn by the inventor of the bodyboarder survived the test of time. Craig Libuse, former Morey Boogie art director, scanned the document and shared his story.

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Lee Wilson storms the 2018 Good Earth West Oz Pro

Lee Wilson has taken out the 2018 Good Earth West Oz Pro, at Gas Bay, Margaret River.

The first event of the 2018 Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) Tour was blessed by a rare and solid north swell that lit up the beach.

A large contingent of Australian riders converged on the iconic West Australian surf break to put their recently trained moves to the test and against the country's best athletes.

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It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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