Born To Boogie

Legends of Bodyboarding

Born To Boogie
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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780956789327
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To its legions of followers, bodyboarding is quite simply the most intense watersport on the planet. Wherever you find waves that are too heavy for even the most gung-ho of surfers, there you’ll find the boogers, screaming into dredging pits and scoring impossibly deep barrels.

Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding tells the story of this incredible sport from 1971 to the present day. The pioneers, the champions and the underground chargers are all profiled, among them Tom Morey, Pat Caldwell, Ben Severson, Jay Reale, Mike Stewart, Michael 'Eppo' Eppelstun, Guilherme Tamega, Andre Botha, Ryan Hardy, Damian King, Ben Player, Jeff Hubbard, Mitch Rawlins and Pierre Louis Costes.

Written by respected bodyboard journalist Owen Pye, Born to Boogie tells the tale of how the sport was created, how it developed, flourished, faltered and fought back to become one of the most exciting extreme sports in the world today.

Filled with incredible stories spanning four decades and packed with iconic images, Born to Boogie is a book that every bodyboarder will want to check out.

The author

Rob Barber is the editor of ThreeSixty Magazine, Europe's leading bodyboard title. He's been a bodyboard instructor for well over a decade, he's coached the national surf team, and he also runs a bodyboard holiday company.Mike Searle is the former editor of leading European bodyboard magazine ThreeSixty. He has edited several books including The Bodyboard Travel Guide and The Complete Guide To Surf Fitness.

Mike Searle is publishing editor of ThreeSixty Magazine, Europe's longest-running bodyboard publication.Rob Barber is Britain's leading bodyboarding coach and a former national champion.

Author and journalist Owen Pye hails from Cornwall in the UK and he's a self-confessed bodyboard addict. A regular contributor to ThreeSixty Bodyboard Magazine, he has also worked as an entertainment reporter for New York Magazine in the US and for The Associated Press in Sydney, Australia. Owen's previous book, The Bodyboard Travel Guide, was widely praised in the international watersports press. Mike Searle is the former editor of leading European bodyboard magazine ThreeSixty. He has edited several books including The Bodyboard Travel Guide and The Complete Guide To Surf Fitness.

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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780956789327
Illustrations: 220 color photos
Size: 10.75 in x 8.25 in x 0.625 in / 273.05 mm x 209.55 mm x 15.875 mm

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