Bought a 7'6" Morey-Doyle closed cell foam surfboard in January 1981 after my quiver burned in a 1980 house fire. Got it to ride my crowded breaks.
Most fun board I ever owned.
Another innovator has departed.
I'll remember him as a creative and innovative designer. Condolences to family and friends.
Meyerhoffer should send flowers and a royalty check.
Of all the famous "surfer" types I've known over the years, Tom Morey might be my favorite. He was so much more than the creator of the Boogie but that of course is what he's best known for. I tell folks Tom Morey put a smile on more faces than Hugh Hefner. Deepest Condolences to Marchia and the family.
RIP Spaceman. I will miss you.
No; It's not an ironing board.
My second board was a used "Snub". It had two 1/4" Cedar stringers at center set 6 inches apart and a "Slip Checked " nose. Wave Set Poly fin. Overnight my surfing improved %100. Also in that period I rode a Penetrator, Blue Machine, Eliminator etc. Primarily at places like C-Street, Stables, Cliff House, Oil Piers, Tanks and Stanley's. I hung around the shop on Front Street on the weekends after surf. Dale (Arnson) Herd was working the counter around that time. He was kind to a rotating group of Valley kooks and Grems that hitched rides every weekend in that '57 Torquoise Bel Air. Occasionally saw Tom Morey and Karl Pope. We were in awe of the occasional Bob Cooper sighting. We heard a rumor that is was really some seveteen year old kid name Dennis Ryder that was actually shaping all those Penetrators and not suave John Peck. I had a nice conversation with Tom at Del Mar Board Room Show a few years ago. He seemed to enjoy talking about that time and era. He was considered one of the best surfers at Rincon on any given day. In the the 80's I hung around outside that house at the beach near the OB Pier where Tom and a few others played Jazz once a week. Got to know his son Sol on Maui. Tom was a good man. A real thinker. He will be missed by all. Lowel
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
My tom morey ; had the most bitchin hand gesture to mimic a curling wave.
he displayed it in conversation in the ventura shop the year we
,me and gordon guptill , went camping at carpenteria
state campground with harry beer and his wife and kids.
we drove to the ventura shop where tom invited us
to go surf at stanleys for the evening glassoff...
me and gordon had yater spoon era boards...
we stopped at the shop on the way to baja in 1966
when tim quance stopped in to ask morey
to sponsor him because tim was in love with
his peck penetrator, morrey said
he only had only one rider ,ross cave.
Quance was crushed.we went on to newport and
tim got on the ramsey jay team.
fall 1968 maybe thanks giving
getting out of the water at kalapaki at sand bar ,there was tom doing a
super Yoga posture ,...hey tom...
later that afternoon he showed up at the kojima house
and spent the afternoon and evening with his entourage ,jolly and the girls...
1970 tom shows up after closing out his commitment to morey pope
and initiates his relationship to kauai growth ,
opening authenintic mexican chefs
and importing his favorite chefs,jose and evo
and buying them a 58 midnight blue Chevy Impala lowrider
he rented me the old location for h.waldron feedstore to make my
natural food store for 45.00 a month....
episodic appearances of tom checking in
over the years , including this year ,
sustained the template alternative to
the other father influences I have taken to heart
throughout my life.Asembling the ''What is life on earh?'''
who am I really? what do I do next?What's to become of this
whole live thing? has been filled in by the Tom morey association,
stream off conciousness freestyle conversations covering dynammic design,
spirituality , comparative kid raising tales,encouragement in the form of moral support,
mutual respect ....
thanks tom morey.
.I will do my best
to carry on the story.
I/we owe it to the continueum
god bless your mortal soul,
may eternity provide you comfort and grace.
I will think and tell the story of Tom Morey
for the rest of my life.
ALOHA FROM WAIPOULI
keeping the faith
ambrose M. curry III
A true innovator to our sport/lifestyle. He is responsible for putting more people into the surf than anyone on the planet. I've owned several Morey/Pope boards and all were exceptional.
Tom, thanks for all the fun. R.I.P.