As with most adventure sports, bodyboarding reached Portugal some years after it was invented in the early seventies by Tom Morey. I don't really know who introduced it in Portugal but it was undoubtedly by some foreign traveler, in the early eighties. It remained the previlege of a few for several years, but suddenly there was an explosion by the beginning of this decade. Today it is the most widespread water sport in Portugal.
Last modified on October 26th, 1996.