“Y” Morey 2003
Tom Morey is a wave-riding vehicle savant whose contributions
to surfboard design may go down as some of the greatest
every in the history of the sport. More than just a
smooth-surfing Malibu local during the late 1950's,
Tom is also a gifted musician and drummer who jammed
with many jazz greats.
is credited with hosting the first professional surfing
contest in 1965's Tom Morey Invitational Nose Riding
Championships held at C-Street in Ventura, California,
an event won by Corky Carroll.
a degree in mathematics from U.S.C. and experience developer
for composite materials for Boeing and Douglas Aircrafts,
he has spent a lifetime bucking the rigid definitions
of traditional surfing and surfboard design.
partnered with surfing great Mike Doyle in the 1970's
to create the Morey/Doyle soft boards, the world's first
rigid, soft-skinned surfboards, and he will forever
be remembered as the creator of the most popular surfing
device every invented, “the Morey Boogie.”