For the past fifty years plus, surfing legend Tom Morey has been designing custom surfboards and is known as one of the world’s foremost designers of surfboards and surfboard types. Some of his more famous designs are known as the Blue Machine, the Camel, the Peck Penetrator, the WaterSkate, the Morey Boogie, the Morey Doyle soft surfboard, and his latest design types the Swizzle, the SUP Blazer and the Heater.
I am sure that most all of you have heard of the Morey Boogie Board, which to date has sold over 100 million of these little bodyboards and made it possible for millions of kids and adults to say that they have “surfed” a wave.
Not only has Morey designed and made the above mentioned surfboard types, but he has modified many surfboards of other designers and has never given them a name. He invented the first wakeboard, which was designed for surfing behind a boat while under tow. He co-designed the first soft surfboard with Mike Doyle another legend of surfing. He has created many more surfing product designs, equipment, and accessories, e.g. the removable and interchangeable fin system, a traction product called Slip Check later named El Gripo, a rolling fin system, air-lubricated surfboards, Afterburners, Heaters, and many, many, more.
The point is that Tom Morey is a legend in the surfboard design field along with being an internationally renowned inventor of surfing products and one of the early surfers at Malibu. Over the past 50 years, it seems that just about everything that he has created has been a leading edge product, way ahead of the times. Most of them never got to market. This is because the regular guy or gal can’t see into the future like Tom can and are not willing to experiment with his new and innovative custom surfboard or product designs. It’s time for the surfers to wake up and realize that innovation is a wonderful thing, especially Tom Morey Surfboard design types.
Tom’s latest surfboard design types are a longboard called the Swizzle, a shortboard called the Heater and a SUP called the Blazer. Tom has incorporated the best parts of his past designs into these three surfboards.
The longboard he calls the parabolic shaped Swizzle is quite different from what most surfers classify a conventional surfboard design. The Swizzle has incorporated the down turned nose of the Peck Penetrator, which exemplifies the leading edge of an airplane wing. The reason for this shape is that the down turned leading edge of an airplane creates lift and caused the nose of the airplane to elevate. The same is true for the nose of the Swizzle. When the nose goes under water, the flow of water over the nose causes the nose to rise and thus eliminates “pearling” where the nose bites into the water and causes the tail to rise and the rider to be thrown off the surfboard. Very ingenious wouldn’t you say?
The Swizzle also has some other very beneficial features. It has a parabolic shape where the center third of the surfboard is just inside of parallel making the board more narrow in the center, wider in the hip and shoulder area of the surfboard, kind of like a coke bottle. The advantage of this parabolic shape is that it makes the board easier to carry, easier to paddle since the surfer is paddling in this narrower center section of the surfboard, cutting down the drag of the surfboard going through the water when being paddled and tracking down line. The result of this narrow center section makes the Swizzle faster.