What is an EPS core for a bodyboard?

What is EPS bodyboard?

An expanded Polystyrene core, or EPS, most commonly feature on entry level or beginner bodyboards. This stiff but lightweight foam provides the ideal platform for diving onto broken waves and riding them to the beach. It offers great buoyancy and a reasonable amount of flex.

Is PP core good for cold water?

PP core – polypropylene

It’s used by every professional bodyboarder. It is also 100% hydrophobic (which means your board is less likely to absorb water once damaged) and stiffer than NRG+ and best suited for temperate to warm waters.

How do you know what size bodyboard to buy?

Choose a bodyboard that is as tall as your bellybutton when stood upright on the ground. When the bodyboard is held out in front of you it should reach from your knees to your chin.

How long should a bodyboard last?

The warm water will soften the foam and the big, heavy waves will do their best to buckle your sled. Cold water and small waves? Your board can last for years. 5.

How do I start bodyboarding?

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  1. Get Acquainted with the Ocean. …
  2. Wax Your Board. …
  3. Wear a Wetsuit. …
  4. Learn How to Read a Wave. …
  5. Start Riding Whitewater Waves or Small Rollers. …
  6. Leave the Swim Fins on the Beach. …
  7. Always Wear a Leash. …
  8. Keep Centered on the Board and Raise Your Chest.
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