Posted: March 4, 2016 at 1:06 am

One of the original Monavale crew and brother of Slug, Nick and Matt Riley would battle it out in the local club comps.


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Posted: December 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

The Bear started riding Paipos in early 60s out Cronulla Point Here is a an original Paipo home made by Wayne Munroe “We used to ride prone then kneel then spin around do a bum stand” Paul remembers. He rode this  custom Paipo knee board pictured below  at Shark Island.

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Posted: September 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Originally from South Africa Brandon made a name for himself for exploring off the beaten track surf breaksand his ability on the knee. This shot taken at Off The Wall 2000′s by Stroh




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Posted: September 13, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Young Todd from Cali, charging at Pipeline in early 2000′s now he is working for Surfing Mag as one of their main photographers photo Stroh



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Posted: April 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Mike Stewart at Jaws on the cover of Bodyboarding Mag 1996.


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Posted: April 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

One of the early pioneers of Aussie bodyboarding known for his charging at Shark Island Youngy became a controversial character after he sang in the 90′s video Rip The Pit. After several years living and working in Japan he was tragically killed in a car crash. This shot taken in ’89 at Manly by Chris Stroh


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Posted: March 19, 2015 at 7:08 pm

This original belly board was completely hand made in a Manoa workshop in 1963 by a local waterman. Back then you had to make your own and your design was totally up to you. It was shaped out of marine plywood and resin of course and vintage Aloha print fabric available only then from India Imports Ala Moana shopping center.

This particular variation is called a delta wing. It was created with a lip on the nose and rails to afford good grabability.

Measurements are 29 inches wide by 4 feet tall
This had a nickname back in the day, the runaway barge.
It was used often at Makapu’u bay mostly as well as Hanauma.
It got lost many times but it always found its owner.

It has much history…. the owner and creator was actually working with Hawai’i Calls / Webley Edwards when he was 13 years old. His job was to erect speakers around the Moana hotel, finger pinchers he called them. They were heavy especially for a 13 year old and he also held a microphone down at the Waikiki shore to get that trademark waves sound for the beginning of the “Hawai’i Calls” radio shows.

This rarity a one of a kind example of Hawai’i Waterman History and a prized treasure of the Hawaiian he’e nalu tradition, none the less.


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Posted: February 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

The original artwork for Vol 1 Underground Tapes featuring Mike Stewart on the cover photo Stroh.


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Posted: January 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Check out this clip of Tom Morey discussing the early origins of the Boogie Board. Go to



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Posted: October 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

Scotty Carter the maker of Bodyboarding Enough Said and other classic videos in the 90′s photo Hoover.

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