Cliffs on the Hana Highway. Maui. The body boards One of the advantages of body boards is that they are smaller and lighter than surfboards, which makes the risk of injury on the part of the table is reduced. They can be easily transported in a car or even on public transport. If also has a backpack cover, you can walk and bike comfortably with your table. The body boards are available, the average price of a table for beginners ranging from USD 20 to USD 80. In Hawaii can be obtained at local surf and supermarkets. Origins of standing surf Surfing originated in the early twentieth century. Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing, is responsible for the revival of the sport in Hawaii, after it was banned by the missionaries, who thought that surfing was immoral, hedonistic and meant a waste of time. But long before the walk began surfing, Polynesians glided through the waves lying on their boards, which they called Paipos and were less than 1.20 m long. The inventor of the modern bodyboard bodyboard The, as we know it today, was invented by a Californian named Tom Morey in 1971, while he was on the island of Hawaii. Morey put trademarked the name Morey Boogie in 1973. In 1977, produced about 80,000 Morey Boogie Boards per year.