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(NPR)   Inventor of the boogie board scoots into heaven   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-10-18 2:24:30 PM  
So sad. His boards were the best for those who yearned to surf but did not have the coordination to stand on a regular surfboard (like me).

RIP
 
2021-10-18 2:25:05 PM  
Cause of death: board of life
 
2021-10-18 2:30:39 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: So sad. His boards were the best for those who yearned to surf but did not have the coordination to stand on a regular surfboard (like me).

RIP


Or lived in the northeast, where the waves are too pathetic to surf with any sort of dignity...
 
2021-10-18 2:32:37 PM  
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RIP

/amidoingitright?
 
2021-10-18 2:34:04 PM  

guestguy: MelGoesOnTour: So sad. His boards were the best for those who yearned to surf but did not have the coordination to stand on a regular surfboard (like me).

RIP

Or lived in the northeast, where the waves are too pathetic to surf with any sort of dignity...


Yup, where I summered it was all ocean chop and shorebreak, plus Morey boogies weren't just fun in those conditions, they saved me from drowning more times than I can count.
 
2021-10-18 2:36:47 PM  
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2021-10-18 2:42:25 PM  
And now no one will remember this great man because he died the same day as Colin Powell
 
2021-10-18 2:44:31 PM  
Martin Nestle is inconsolable.
 
2021-10-18 2:47:55 PM  

LewDux: Cause of death: board of life


Counter: Boogie Fever.
 
2021-10-18 2:49:46 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: LewDux: Cause of death: board of life

Counter: Boogie Fever.


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2021-10-18 2:57:29 PM  
Fine product, Godspeed surfer dude you have left the world a better place than it was before you came along.
 
2021-10-18 2:58:04 PM  
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inventers of booji boy still going strong
 
2021-10-18 2:59:14 PM  

deadsanta: guestguy: MelGoesOnTour: So sad. His boards were the best for those who yearned to surf but did not have the coordination to stand on a regular surfboard (like me).

RIP

Or lived in the northeast, where the waves are too pathetic to surf with any sort of dignity...

Yup, where I summered it was all ocean chop and shorebreak, plus Morey boogies weren't just fun in those conditions, they saved me from drowning more times than I can count.


I got stuck in a riptide on my boogie board. I think my parents still have that exact boogie board in their garage, all these years later.
 
2021-10-18 2:59:42 PM  
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2021-10-18 3:02:24 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: LewDux: Cause of death: board of life

Counter: Boogie Fever.


BOO
/I'm assuming that was pun
 
2021-10-18 3:09:50 PM  
The Morey surfed, the Morey lived.

Boogie boards were THE hot commodity in my Southern California teen years.

R.I.P. great-doer-of-service-to-mankind-man
 
2021-10-18 3:19:10 PM  
Those were great boards. As a kid I rented one ( we could do that ) in Hawaii and got plowed by the surf into a gnarly field of jagged volcanic rock. Came out of the surf covered in seaweed and blood. Thanks for that memory, RIP.

/ I am the Seaweed Blood Child of the Ocean.
 
2021-10-18 3:19:37 PM  

Nirbo: And now no one will remember this great man because he died the same day as Colin Powell


Before this article, I remain unconvinced that anyone had ever heard of him by name anyway.
 
2021-10-18 3:22:09 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: So sad. His boards were the best for those who yearned to surf but did not have the coordination to stand on a regular surfboard (like me).

RIP


Growing up in the San Fernando Valley we were easy to spot on the Santa Monica beach, we were the ones who all had boogie boards while the locals surfed.
/Vals go home
 
2021-10-18 3:27:34 PM  
ToughActinProlactin:

Before this article, I remain unconvinced that anyone had ever heard of him by name anyway.

I've read the article and have come into this thread a few times and I stilldon't remember the guys name. "Colon Power" or something. Oh wait, it's Tom Morey.
 
2021-10-18 4:03:22 PM  
CrazyCurt:/ I am the Seaweed Blood Child of the Ocean.
Tonight on Svengoolie!
 
2021-10-18 5:28:43 PM  
The Wedge. Newport Beach, CA.

https://youtu.be/38uLlB52yMo
 
2021-10-18 8:08:41 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: Nirbo: And now no one will remember this great man because he died the same day as Colin Powell

Before this article, I remain unconvinced that anyone had ever heard of him by name anyway.


I remember them as "Morey Boogie Boards". But I didn't know his first name was Tom. Would have guessed Kai, Hobie, or Butch before Tom.
 
2021-10-18 8:39:07 PM  

iamskibibitz: ToughActinProlactin: Nirbo: And now no one will remember this great man because he died the same day as Colin Powell

Before this article, I remain unconvinced that anyone had ever heard of him by name anyway.

I remember them as "Morey Boogie Boards". But I didn't know his first name was Tom. Would have guessed Kai, Hobie, or Butch before Tom.


Fair. I had only ever heard of them as Boogie Boards
 
2021-10-18 9:23:10 PM  
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Creator of Bamboo Boogie Boots still at large.

/with a warning label this big, you know they gotta be fun
 
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