How to start talking about bodyboard? Perhaps about the beginning of this sport.
The bodyboard, also known as boogie board or belly board, was invented by Tom Morey on July 1971, in Southern California. The Detroit-born inventor wanted to surf, but he only had a foam blank.
The engineer-musician-surfer-shaper cut a nine-foot piece of polyethylene foam in half, put a sheet of newspaper down on the foam, and ironed out the first shape.
(Tom Morey with the first bodyboard. 1971)
One of the advantages of bodyboarding over its older brother surfing is that bodyboarders have access to waves that cannot be ridden by surfers, especially shore break and super hollow, fast-breaking waves.
But there’s more. Bodyboards are quite affordable and less expensive than surfboards, that is why I do bodyboard . It is also relatively easy and quick to enjoy the sport.
(Me in 2018)
So, guys if you go to Portugal make sure that you try bodyboard !!