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How do I choose the right size boogie board?

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Asked by: Jennifer Johnson

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 do I choose a boogie board?

Measure from the floor to your belly button. Typically you want the nose of the board to come to your belly button. Hold your board vertically in front of you, the bodyboard should reach from your knees up to your chin. PLEASE NOTE: Heavier riders may require a wider, thicker, or larger board.

How do I choose a beginner bodyboard?

Softer-flex bodyboards (typically EPS and PE bodyboards) are going to be more forgiving and be easier to turn. A soft flex is good for beginners, and riders with lower body weights. Softer-flex bodyboards tend to be a little slower in smaller sized waves but can be helpful in hollow or bigger waves with power.

What’s the difference between a bodyboard and a boogie board?

The boogie board is for smaller waves, while the bodyboard is for larger waves. In fact, the competitions for riding the waves are called bodyboarding competitions. It’s rare to find one called a Boogey boarding competition.

What is the weight limit for a boogie board?


Weight Height Bodyboard Length
< 65 lbs. < 4' 32″-35″
65-85 lbs. 4′- 5′ 36″-38″
85-115 lbs. 4’6″- 5’2″ 39″
115-130 lbs. 5’3″- 5’6″ 40″

Is body boarding good exercise?

It’s no surprise that bodyboarding has a fantastic fitness factor. Kicking with fins and using your arms to paddle builds lean muscle and is also a great cardio workout – especially in bigger waves.

Can you sit on a bodyboard?

Can I sit on a boogie board while riding? You can try, but they are not easy to sit on like a surfboard.

How much does a good boogie board cost?

$20 to $200

How much does a good boogie board cost? Boogie boards can cost anywhere from $20 to $200. It’s important to buy a boogie board that reflects your level as recreational boards are much more affordable than advanced boogie boards. Click here to see our list of the best boogie boards currently available.

What tide is best for boogie boarding?

low tide

All it means is that the spot works best at low tide. Tides affect water depth, which in turn either exposes or hides the ocean floor that is necessary for a wave to break.

How do you paddle on a boogie board?

So we're looking for where the waves are breaking but almost more importantly we're looking for where the waves aren't breaking is where they aren't breaking. That's where the water.

How do you use a boogie board for beginners?

Down on the board with the tail of the board at your lower belly area hold on to the nose of the board with both hands and begin to kick your feet.

Can you stand up on a boogie board?

It takes practice to become a stand-up bodyboarder. But if you’re an accomplished surfer or a drop-knee enthusiast, it will be easier to stand up on the boogie board while trimming the wave at full speed.