Mike Stewart is inventor of bodyboarding and pretty much the best ever in the sport.
"SINCE I STARTED SCIENCE BODYBOARDS MY ELITE TEAM OF RIDERS AND I HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING MODELS AS WE SUCCESSFULLY RODE THEM. WE CALL THIS PROCESS “REAL TIME INNOVATION” OR RTI, OFFERING FOR SALE THE VERY BOARDS THAT ARE WORKING FOR US IN THE WATER. STARTING OFF WITH THE ZERO MODEL (WHICH WAS A REPLICA OF THE BOARD I WON MY 11TH PIPE TITLE ON), ALL THE WAY UP TO THE SCIENCE XI MODEL. AFTER YEARS OF TESTING THESE BOARDS AND 1000’S OF DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF SHAPES AND MATERIALS, WE HAVE NOW ARRIVED AT THE THREE BEST PERFORMING SHAPES FOR THE THREE PRINCIPAL APPROACHES TO BODYBOARDING." Mike Stewart