THE DESIGNER

Dick Ash was born 6’4” long.

As an elongated thin lad, he naturally

gravitated to the art of horizontal surfing.


At the age of 14 he made his first bellyboard

in 1960 from an old broken balsa surfboard.


After exprimenting with various shapes and styles,

a few of his mates asked if they could ride one.


He then realised he could market his design and

set about developing the first roto-molded bellyboard.

He called it the ‘Bellybogger’.

THE ORIGINAL

BELLYBOGGER

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THE EARLY

SURFING WORLD

EDITORIAL

THE HISTORY

Dick Ash developed many prototype bellyboards

before producing the original ‘Bellybogger’ back in 1971.


The above photo shows just some of the past models

in Dicks’s shed. They range from early wooden boards,

to bamboo boards, to modern poly designs.


In 1992, a more streamlined version of the ‘Bellybogger’

was launched, with removal fins and full deck grip.


But the experimenting didn’t stop there.

Dick’s aim is to create a flexible board.

THE FUTURE

Dick Ash has learnt one main objective

after studying all the various forms of surf craft,

and that is to utilise the energy of the wave.


Most surfboards are rigid and tend to push water

rather than roll over the contours of the surface.


The new flexible ‘Bellybogger’ works with the wave.

The inverted concave nose allows the water to flow

under the board instead of creating a bow wave.


And being flexible the ‘Bellybogger’ can work the

energy of the lumps rather than squashing them.

THE FUTURE

The flexible ‘Bellybogger’ has the added feature

of a concave deck to hold the body in position.

Plus channelled grab rails for an easy grip.


The twin fins have been strategically placed

to help the board hang high on the steep

critical sections of the wave.


Also a customised leg rope for confidence

when going for that impossible barrel.


The new flexible ‘Bellybogger’ is the fastest

way to get your guts across a wave.

THE DETAILS

High density closed cell EVA compound.

Each board is hand shaped.

No two shapes will be identical.

Lenght:        1340mm

Width:            500mm

Thickness:       37mm

$600 (Including Legrope)

Freight extra.   

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“I’ve surf and sailed many types of craft,

but I can’t believe the speed you get get

with this Bellybogger across a wave.”


JOHN ‘THE KIPPER’ - SNAPPER ROCKS

“I used to ride a short board,

but now I’m having so much fun

on this amazing Bellybogger.

It’s added 10 years to my life.”


MURRAY GILCHRIST - LENNOX HEADS

CONTACT

Either give Dick a call on (02) 6687 8662

or email him at: dick@dickash.com

and he’ll gladly discuss the finer details

of his new flexible BellyBogger.