BODY BOARD OR BOOGIE BOARD?

Outdoor lovers will want to plan a weekend getaway that includes splashing of water. Water sports are great exercise  and fun to leash out the energy that has been storing in our body for a long time.

Here comes boogie boarding and bodyboarding terms swimming in your mind that  made you confuse? Hhhmm …what is the difference between of the two? None at all, it just what comes first. Tom Morey created a board in 1971 named Morey Boogie and later on was sold out to a company and that trademarked the term “boogie board”. Companies that manufactured boards used the term “body board” since boogie board has been trademarked.

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Lightweight Bodyboard

Lightweight Bodyboard

Lightweight Bodyboard
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Who can body board?  Bodyboarding is a well known and this does not restrict of any age to learn and start of. However,  boarders must have to keep in mind to have a good swimming ability, strength and fitness. Just play around in the white water area part and to make feel comfortable in the rough surf eventually. In most white water areas you will be able to stand up on the seafloor which can help to save your energy and allow you to lift your body board above the waves until you learn how to swim out.  So, take your time and get acquainted with the surf zone and the breaking of the waves.

Wear a wetsuit.  Choosing a wetsuit for  bodyboarding is not an easy task, but it is very important, to ensure you are comfortable in the water, to avoid getting cold and that you can stay in the water for longer for fun.

Leash is important. Always wear a leash. Even beginners and professional bodyboarders alike, wearing a leash is a must and mandatory. A leash prevents you from losing your board and also might save you from drowning. The sea is an freakish place and coming off your bodyboard won’t have to worry about losing it but knowing that a ready-made flotation device is in arms reach should in times of trouble. 

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Surf Rope Set

Surf Rope Set

Surf Rope Set

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To wax or not to wax a bodyboard.  New bodyboards are too slippery because it still come with the industrial protection that makes them very attention-getting. Waxing your bodyboard  will reduce the chances of wipe outs in bigger barreling wave conditions. Getting a good grip by waxing your board and and make sure you’ll never lose traction in critical moments.
Lastly, remember to wash your bodyboard after usage. Store it  as flat as possible and without anything heavy on top to avoid losing its shape and damaging its core.