Celebrations, Activities and Archives: International Bodysurfing Day. 1 May 2021

Updated: May 2, 2021

Dedicated to Bob Burnside, Waterman (1932-2019).


Listed Below are activities to be considered.

How you mix the lists

Is a confession of which you only will know,

And of which you are solely responsible.

1. Quiet Reflection.

What does Bodysurf mean to you?

Why that?

How has it enhanced your experience as a human being?

Bodysurf is a vehicle.

Where has it taken you?

Write it. You’ll learn something about something.

2. Go Bodysurfing. Inspired by Kalani Lattanzi (KL is Stoke).

3. “Play it Where it Lies.” Inspired by Hal Handley and Ryan Masters

Can’t get in the water?

You’re still a bodysurfer.

Hold your breathe until you can’t no more.

Take one breathe and do it again.


Snap a pic. Ha.

4. Break out the archives. Inspired by John Shearer and Kevin “Mel” Thoman.

Wear that Club or Comp Shirt.

Snap a pic of (or Scan) an Old Photo.

Snap a pic of memorabilia.

5. Plan a “Get Together.”

Too Cold. No Waves. Who cares.

Go See the water with friends.

Shared experience.

6. “Push a Surfer Off Their Board” Inspired by the Mormons.

Make a convert.

(Great nobility in this aspect.)

7. “New Blood” Inspired by Bonny Port (Japan)

Introduce Bodysurf to the uninitiated.

(again, nobility here.)

8. Share the Stoke: Verbalize: “Happy Bodysurf Day” Inspired by Mike Stewart.

In whatever platform has your attention,

Share IBD Posters,

Make your own.

There is no Copyright.

The day is yours to invent.

9. Women. We need more.

You know them.

They Surf, SUP, Polo, Swim, Bodyboard and Lifeguard.

Orale Pues.

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the Inagural International Bodysurfing Day 2020.

Legacy Gallery.

Early Innovators.

Dedicated to Bill Missety, Bodysurfer.

Co-Founder of The Oceanside World Championships.

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