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WaveWrecker: New Cutting-Edge Bodysurfing Gear

In April of 2016, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, a breakthrough in bodysurfing technology became available to the public. The WaveWrecker gear for bodysurfers, solves two age-old challenges; sinking and steering while catching a wave. WaveWrecker surfing gear sport strategically designed fins boosting buoyancy and creative control as one attacks the wave.

Oral surgeon, Dr. Nick Gadler, had an aha moment while in his backyard swimming pool, playing with his son. He envisioned a wearable Boogie Board of sorts. After working for 6 years developing nearly 30 prototypes, this bodysurfing accessory has become a reality. Nick’s even taken the time and tremendous expense to patent the idea in multiple countries.

1st Press Release: “WaveWrecker Launches New Swimming and Wave-Riding Technology at 2016 Surf Expo That Lets Wave Riders ‘Be The Board’ (January 2016)


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Surfing & Tech Innovation Publications Picked Up the Buzz

We were stoked when The Discovery Channel crew flew to San Diego and did a story on WaveWrecker. We’d like to thank the Del Mar Bodysurfing Club and all the people who tried the gear during the filming as well as the Discovery Channel team. We will keep you all informed on the date this will be on TV.

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Dr. Nicholas N. Gadler & His 3 Sons in Their WaveWrecker Gear Ready to Thrash Some Waves

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