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Morey Boogie Boards

Body Boards

THE ORIGINAL BOOGIE BOARD
1986 Morey Boogie Board Commercial

After graduating in Mathematics at the University of Southern California, Morey used his professional skills to develop several surf-related innovations.
Having worked in composite manufacturing and engineering at Douglas Aircraft, Tom knew the groundbreaking post-war materials. He quit his stable job and founded his own companies, with waves as a background inspiration for business. He rapidly started inventing: the first ever concave nose pocket (1954), the “Wing Tip” (1955), the interchangeable fin system (1964), paper surfboard (1965), and ultimately the bodyboard (1971).
Initially, he developed a six-foot board with skegs, with an epoxy glass bottom ad soft polyethylene deck, but the design was a flop. Fortunately, the solution appeared to be simple. He just cut a nine-foot piece of foam in two pieces.