The Welsh Bodyboard Club exists to promote grass roots bodyboarding in Wales, to be a voice for Welsh bodyboarding around the world, and to organise events to help strengthen the core of the sport in our country. Cymru (and Bodyboarding) am byth!
Although there is no waves forcast for this weekend we will still be going ahead with our monthly meet. We will be meeting at Rest Bay at 10pm for a coffee and catch up. After that we will head down to the beach as the tide drops and carry out a short beach clean. Please bring some bags along with you to collect any litter we find. Look forward to seeing you there! 👊🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
This year marks 50 years since inventor Tom Morey created the “Boogie.” Who would have thought back then that such a simple invention could touch and change so many lives? The weekend of 10th/11th July saw a global celebration of the board and sport including an event in the UK.
The Welsh Bodyboard Club hosted the event, joined by Bodyboard Holidays to celebrate at the manmade wave facility, The Wave in Bristol. Throughout the weekend over 100 boogers joined, sharing waves, socialising and celebrating In recognition of what Tom Morey achieved.
“It has been great to bring so many people together with one common love” stated Welsh Bodyboard Club chairperson Alex Clark. “We have been looking forward to this event for quite sometime and it didn’t disappoint. On behalf of the club I thank its members for making the day the great success it was and for the Bodyboard Holidays crew for being a part of it. Most importantly, thank you Tom Morey for bringing us all together and creating the sport we all love.”
Rob Barber from Bodyboard-Holidays commented; "It was an honour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Bodyboard in such fine style! It was brilliant to see riders of all ages, all backgrounds, from all over the UK smiling ear to ear as we all enjoyed some fun waves, great weather and an amazing vibe. We're looking forward to the next 50 years!"
Alex Clark also added, “Thank you to Biskit Bodyboardings Chris Levi for creating the video edit and the other videographers for documenting this historic day for global and UK Bodyboarding.”
With over 100 members the Welsh Bodyboard Club exists to promote grassroots bodyboarding in Wales and the UK. It is the voice for Welsh Bodyboarding around the world and organises events to strengthen the core of the sport in Wales. They have recently affiliates with the Welsh Surfing Federation and are making the necessary steps towards bringing a return of competitive Bodyboarding in the country.
The Welsh Bodyboard Club celebrating 50 Years of Bodyboarding at The Wave Bristol, along with club members, the Bodyboard Holidays crew and other Boogers from across the UK. A jolly time was had by all! Filmed and edited by Chris Levi // Biskit Bodyboarding. Additional Footage: Go Left Images, Ga