Famous Bodysurfers: This Will Surprise You

by steve watts June 27, 2012

John Wayne famous bodysurfers

Well here, we go again! Another story from the world of bodysurfing you probably didn't know existed.  This one is courtesy of our friends over at MYLIFEINWATER.  As we know, most people have bodysurfed, but it is always fun to find out which of the greater mortals among us have been bitten by the bug of the ocean.  And I don't mean that bug you get in the water off of Santa Monica Pier after a good downpour. I mean the good bug where all you want to do with your life is be in the water.

Here in the words from the article on MYLIFEINWATER:

“In 1926, a young man named Marion Morrison had his very promising future as a football player cut short due to an injury sustained while bodysurfing at “The Wedge” at the tip of the Balboa Peninsula at Newport Beach.”

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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