Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard on the crest, face, and curl of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore. Bodyboarding is also referred to as Boogieboarding.

About Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard on the crest, face, and curl of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore. Bodyboarding is also referred to as Boogieboarding due to the invention of the 'Boogie Board' by Tom Morey. The average bodyboard consists of a short, rectangular piece of hydrodynamic foam, sometimes containing a short graphite rod within the core called a stringer. Bodyboarders typically use swim fins for additional propulsion and control while riding a wave. Bodyboarding originates from an ancient form of riding waves (surfing) on one's belly. Polynesian people rode 'alaia' (pronounced ah-lie-ah) boards either on their belly, knees, or feet (in rare instances).

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