What type of bodyboard should I get?

Which bodyboard is best for me?


Wider boards will give you more flotation and are especially good for smaller days and bigger riders. Medium width boards tend to be good all-rounders but will need a bit more push in the wave if you are a heavier rider.

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.

Are Osprey bodyboards good?

Osprey Bodyboard

Includes leash to keep your board with you at all times. Easy to learn on. Good reviews. From 177 ratings 70% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Do bodyboards float?

Bodyboarding is the ideal way for kids to ease into swimming, surfing, and earning their water wings. … The bodyboard gives them a platform to drop-knee surf, bodysurf, or float.

Can bodyboards be too big?

Size / Weight

If you don’t float enough, it means that your bodyboard is too small and it will be very difficult to catch waves. But if your board is too big, it may be easy to catch wave, but it’s going to be very hard to control it on the face of the wave, especially in powerful waves.

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What is EPS core bodyboard?

EPS: Extruded Polystyrene is the cheapest core. It’s very light weight, not very durable and is used on entry-level boards. It dents quite easily and will snap in half if put under stress.