What size bodyboard should I buy?

How do you know what size bodyboard to get?

Board Size Recommendation

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.

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.

Are bigger body boards better?

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. Narrow boards tend to be the fastest but are harder to pull moves off at slower speeds.

How much weight can a boogie board hold?

That’s right the board’s minimal weight limit is 250lbs. Designed to help carry an individual of larger stock, the extra-wide width and thicker board gives riders a chance to race the waves to shore without feeling as though they are about to crash into the ocean floor.

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Where should you kick your feet for the best propulsion and fastest movement while bodyboarding?

Once in this position, start practicing paddling your board. Paddle the hands at the board’s side, like you are trying to scoop water towards you, or as if you are using the free stroke in swimming. Kick both feet in the water for better propulsion and higher speed.