Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding

Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding

Hardback Orca Publications

By (author) Owen Pye

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  • Publisher: Orca Publications Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 256mm x 20mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Newquay
  • ISBN 10: 0956789323
  • ISBN 13: 9780956789327
  • Illustrations note: more than 220 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 90,312

Product description

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 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 will fascinate every bodyboarder.

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Author information

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 in the UK, he has also worked as an entertainment reporter for New York Magazine and for The Associated Press in Sydney. Owen's previous book The Bodyboard Travel Guide was widely praised in the international watersports press.

Review quote

"For the first time we now have a book of the sport's history. Owen Pye has written an epic chronicle." - "Mike Stewart, nine-times World Champion""Stewart, Eppo, Tamega, Botha, Hubb, Player, Kingy, Hardy...each one has contributed something to the sport and has an amazing tale to tell. "Born To Boogie" is the definitive story of the history of bodyboarding." - "Matt Hawken, Kernow Bodyboarding""What makes this book particularly special is its readability. In chapters chronicling the triumphs and anguishes of several of bodyboarding's most influential characters, Pye has penned the first comprehensive history of the sport with a series of gripping personal tales." - "Greg Leigh, Cape Argus, South Africa""If you love bodyboarding you should get this book." - "Bodyboarder.com""It's an honour to be part of it." - "Pierre-Louis Costes, 2011 World Champion"

Back cover copy

"Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding" tells the story of the incredible sport of bodyboarding 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. Filled with incredible stories spanning four decades and packed with iconic images, Born to Boogie is a book that every bodyboarder will froth to own.