Author and journalist Owen Pye hails from Cornwall in the UK and he's a self-confessed bodyboard addict. A regular contributor to "ThreeSixty Bodyboard""Magazine," he has also worked as an entertainment reporter for "New York Magazine" in the US and for The Associated Press in Sydney, Australia. Owen's previous book, "The Bodyboard Travel Guide," was widely praised in the international watersports press. Mike Searle is the former editor of leading European bodyboard magazine "ThreeSixty." He has edited several books including "The Bodyboard Travel Guide" and "The Complete Guide To Surf Fitness."
"For the first time we now have a book of the sport's history. Owen
Pye has written an epic chronicle." - Mike Stewart, nine-times
"Stewart, Eppo, Tamega, Botha, Hubb, Player, Kingy, Hardy...each one has contributed something to the sport and has an amazing tale to tell. Born To Boogie is the definitive story of the history of bodyboarding." - Matt Hawken, Kernow Bodyboarding
"What makes this book particularly special is its readability. In chapters chronicling the triumphs and anguishes of several of bodyboarding's most influential characters, Pye has penned the first comprehensive history of the sport with a series of gripping personal tales." - Greg Leigh, Cape Argus, South Africa
"If you love bodyboarding you should get this book." - Bodyboarder.com
"It's an honour to be part of it." - Pierre-Louis Costes, 2011 World Champion