Here’s your chance to win a signed by Mike Stewart BORN TO BOOGIE hard cover coffee table book with Spongercity.com and Orca Publications! Thanks Orca for hooking us up with the book and this giveaway!
Wherever you find waves that are too heavy for even the most hardcore of surfers, there you’ll find the boogers – screaming into dredging pits and scoring impossibly deep barrels. Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding is the first illustrated history of the sport and traces its evolution from 1971 to the present day. The pioneers, the champions and the underground chargers are all profiled, among them Tom Morey, Pat Caldwell, Ben Severson, Jay Reale, Mike Stewart, Michael ‘Eppo’ Eppelstun, Guilherme Tamega, Andre Botha, Ryan Hardy, Damian King, Ben Player, Jeff Hubbard, Mitch Rawlins and Pierre Louis Costes. Written by respected bodyboard journalist Owen Pye, Born to Boogie tells the tale of how the sport was created, how it developed, flourished, faltered and fought back to become one of the most exciting extreme sports in the world today. Filled with incredible stories spanning four decades and packed with iconic images, Born to Boogie is a must-have book for any bodyboarder.
It’s easy to participate. We have one book to giveaway, the winner will be randomly chosen among all the people who will answer the following question correctly:
Q: When Tom Morey developed the modern bodyboard in 1971, he originally wanted to name his prototype The SNAKE (which stood for ‘Side, Navel, Arm, Knee, Elbow’ – the parts of the body you used to ride it). True or False?
You can answer here in the comments below or you can answer on Facebook. You can also email us with your answer if you want or if you don’t have facebook and didn’t manage to answer below in the comments. We will randomly pick up a winner from the people who answered correctly among the correct answers on our website / facebook / email answers. Only 1 winner wins the book. We’ll send the winner the book in a padded package by post mail.
The winner will be announced on the 28th of February 2014 and we’ll send the book to the winner the next day.
Got some cool news from Manta: To celebrate Manta’s 25th Silver anniversary we are offering a special “Silver Series” custom board in whatever classic Manta shape you like. What you need to do to win is. Head on over to Manta’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/mantabodyboards and become a friend if you’re not already. Then in 25 words or less write on Manta’s wall explaining which was your favorite Manta board ever and why you need it remade. Photos of you and the board will grab you extra points. The winner will be deemed in two weeks time on December 17th. Manta will get in contact with you via Facebook and will arrange to have a new Silver Series model to you in time for the Christmas break.
*Note, this competition only applies to residents of Australia and New Zealand.
We never really advertise it (although it’s free) but we do have a cool Spongercity Mac OSX Widget for all Mac users out there. We coded that little widget a while ago and it’s very useful to check the latest Spongercity.com news posts directly from your Mac Dashboard in 2 seconds! It works perfectly with all OSX versions and runs smoothly on all dashboards. Try it if you’ve got a Mac computer, it’s a pretty cool little feature.
You can download it for free here. (simply click the link and it will download automatically and ask you if you want to install it).
The Spongercity / Sniper boards DVD giveway is now over, we’ve received all 25 winners emails within the last 2 days. All winners will receive (if not yet) an email confirmation. Some of the DVDs have already been sent. We’ll send the other ones today. Allow 10 to 15 days before you receive the DVD because some of you leave very far from where we are.
Thanks to all the readers who participated and all the kind words we received. Let us know when you receive the DVD!
We’ve got winners from everywhere on the planet: USA, Australie, Portugal, the UK, Spain, France…
Cheers from Spongercity.com
That’s right, for the release of the Amaury “Osmoz” DVD, Sniper Bodyboards and Amaury gave us 25 DVDs to give away on Spongercity.com! The 25 first readers who send us an email with their complete address (postal address) will receive the DVD for free. We’ll post the DVDs as it goes. We’ll let you know when we run out of DVD’s. We won’t give more than 25 copies so hurry up if you want one for free. When the stock we have is over the giveaway is over.
Please contact us by email, using the email address that is here on our INFO page Email address is info [at] spongercity [dot] com
Thanks heaps Sniper and Amaury for doing this and teaming up with us at Spongercity.