Tom Morey, who invented the Boogie Board in Hawaii, allowing belly wave riding, has died at 86.
Morey died on October 14 in Laguna Hills, Calif., from complications of a strike, his son Sol told The New York Times Friday.
“Tom Morey’s invention allowed more people to experience wave riding than any person in the history of surfing,” California Surf Museum President Jim Kempton told the Times. “It didn’t create radical surfing performances, but it was a really fun and simple way for people to understand wave riding.”
Morey used an electric knife and iron he’d borrowed from a neighbor to … More