For the past fifty years, surf legend Tom Morey has been designing custom surfboards and is known as one of the world’s leading designers of surfboards and types of surfboards. Some of their most famous designs are known as Blue Machine, Camel, Peck Penetrator, WaterSkate, Morey Boogie, Morey Doyle Soft Surfboard and their latest Swizzle, SUP Blazer and Heater design types.
I’m sure most 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 they’ve “surfed” a wave. .
Morey has not only designed and manufactured the aforementioned types of surfboards, but he has modified many surfboards from other designers and has never given them a name. He invented the first wakeboard, which was designed to surf behind a boat while being towed. He co-designed the first soft surfboard with Mike Doyle, another surf legend. He has created many more designs of surfing products, equipment and accessories, for example, the removable and interchangeable fin system, a traction product called the Slip Check later called the El Gripo, a rolling fin system, lubricated surfboards with air, afterburners, heaters and many more. much more.
The point is that Tom Morey is a legend in the field of surfboard design, as well as being an internationally renowned inventor of surf products and one of the first surfers in Malibu. For the past 50 years, it seems that almost everything you’ve created has been a cutting-edge product, well ahead of the times. Most of them never made it to the market. This is because the normal boy or girl cannot see into the future like Tom and are unwilling to experiment with their innovative new custom surfboard or product designs. It’s time for surfers to wake up and realize that innovation is a wonderful thing, especially Tom Morey’s types of surfboard design.
Tom’s latest surfboard design types are a longboard called Swizzle, a shortboard called Heater, and a SUP called a Blazer. Tom has incorporated the best parts of his previous designs into these three surfboards.
The longboard that he calls the Swizzle in a parabolic shape is quite different from what most surfers classify as a conventional surfboard design. The Swizzle has incorporated the downward nose of the Peck Penetrator, which exemplifies the leading edge of an aircraft wing. The reason for this is that the downward turned leading edge of an aircraft created lift and caused the nose of the aircraft to rise. The same goes for the Swizzle’s nose. When the nose is submerged, the flow of water over the nose causes the nose to rise and thus eliminates the “pearl” where the nose bites into the water and causes the tail to rise and the rider to shoot off the surfboard. Very ingenious, don’t you think?
The Swizzle also has other very beneficial features. It has a parabolic shape where the central third of the surfboard is just inside the parallel, which makes the board narrower in the center, wider in the hip and shoulder area of the surfboard, somewhat as well as a bottle of coke. The advantage of this parabolic shape is that it makes the board easier to transport, easier to paddle, as the surfer is paddling on this narrower center section of the surfboard, reducing the resistance of the surfboard to the traverse water when paddling and crawling. line. The result of this narrow center section makes the Swizzle faster.
The wider hip area and shoulder area give the Swizzle four points of greater control and also make the surfboard more stable. When a surfer steps back on the board to turn it, the wide part in the hip area gives the surfer an advantage, which bites into the water and makes the turn easier to do. The wide area in the shoulder section forward of the center makes it easier for the surfer to turn the surfboard when they are forward on the board. Most boards cannot be turned from the nose area, but the Swizzle with its unique shape can be controlled and turned from the nose.
There is another very unique part of the Swizzle design. It is the rear rails called Afterburners that Tom has incorporated into the surfboard design. These rails are vacuum rails and a holdover from the Boogie Board rails. These rails act to make the water flow much faster over the back section of the surfboard by reducing suction and drag when the board is paddling and when moving in a straight direction along the line of a wave. However, when the surfer makes a turn, the Afterburner suction rail engages the water and acts to pull the board in the direction of the turn, making it easier to turn. The rails were called Afterburners because they give the board a boost and make it faster.
Combine all these innovations in the Swizzle and you have a very nice custom designed surfboard made in the size to suit your height and physical condition.
Another of Tom Morey’s new custom surfboards is called Heater. The heater is a short board that ranges in size from 5’0 “to 7’0”. There are several very innovative designs on this little surfboard. Once again Tom held the Peck Penetrator nose down to avoid pearl formation.
Most of the short boards these days have a pointed nose, they are very thin and also quite narrow. There is not much foam on these surfboards, resulting in a surfboard with little float that is difficult to paddle. The Heater emphasizes Tom’s theory that “foam is your friend.” The heater is wider in the longitudinal center and this width is brought down to the nose area, which gives the surfboard more buoyancy and makes it easier to paddle and also makes it easier to catch waves much earlier. than the thin “splinters”. You don’t have to depend on taking off late to catch the wave. This is a difficult maneuver, which the heater eliminates.
The extra foam in the heater also allows the surfer to make sections and not stop in the lulls when the wave subsides before it reshapes again. This ability and advantage gives the rider the opportunity to have a longer trip, without having to interrupt it when it comes to the break. The additional float also allows you to ride the heater through the white water until the wave picks up again.
Probably the heater’s most distinctive design feature is the rear “heater” rail. This design feature is where the surfboard’s name originated. The rear heater rail is the opposite of the afterburner rear rail on the Swizzle. It is a rail that is cut into the upper surface at an angle of approximately 50 degrees to the lower outer edge of the surfboard. This rail gives the board a hard bottom outer edge that increases performance and allows the board to bite through the water for sharp turns and maneuvers. The angled rail allows water to separate from the rounded center section and greatly reduces suction while increasing the speed of the board. The Heater is a fast surfboard!
The Tom Morey SUP Blazer is a custom designed stand up paddle board. The design of this board was inspired by the Swizzle parabolic shape, the air-lubricated surfboards designed by Tom in the past, and his most recent design, the Heater. By combining these elements from previous designs, Tom has created a custom designed SUP that is unique and highly functional.
The Swizzle parabolic shape with the narrow center section allows the SUP Blazer rider to paddle the board much more easily without hitting the paddle on what is normally the wide part of the SUP. This makes paddling much more efficient and adds smoothness and speed as the board moves through the water.
The wider chest and hip area moves much more towards the nose and tail because SUP boards are generally much longer than a normal longboard. These wider points give the SUP four points of stability. The Blazer is more stable due to these four wide points rather than two wide pendulum points in a standard SUP design.
Another advantage of the Blazer’s design is the deep double concave bottom at the bottom of the nose that allows air to enter under the board and breaks the suction between the water and the bottom surface of the SUP. By breaking the suction, the board can move through the water easier and faster, making it easier for the rider to paddle. Air lubrication also helps when the SUP rider is riding a wave. You gain much more speed, which makes navigation much more efficient and fun.
The double concave nose area results in the board having a central bow that allows the rower to follow a straighter line while rowing. If you can imagine a trimaran, the bow is like the central hull of the board.
The rear rails of the Blazer SUP are an advancement of the rear rails of the Heater shortboard heater. These breakout rails break the suction of the water flowing over the tail section of the board and make the board faster as it moves through the water. The hard downward edge gives the surfer a bite and better turning ability when riding a wave or in flat water when fast reversing, of course.
In short, the design of the Blazer SUP makes the Tom Morey SUP faster, more stable and a very efficient fun board.
So my friends, find a custom surfboard designed by surf legend Tom Morey and go Surf Life! Have an explosion!