Born To Boogie (Hardcover)

Legends of Bodyboarding

By Owen Pye, Mike Searle (Editor), Mike Stewart (Foreword by)

Orca Publications, 9780956789327, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2013

List Price: 29.95*
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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 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.


About the Author

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. 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.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.


Praise For Born To Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding

“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