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Turbo Bodyboards

10 or 15 years ago, if you weren’t riding a Morey bodyboard, it’s because you were riding Turbo boards. Turbo Body boards were the only competition against Morey in the 80′s and are still going strong today. The brand itself has rich and colourful history that started out as Turbo Surf Designs. These dudes were…

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ID Bodyboards

Body boarding in Australia is growing a larger following every day and the competition is getting fierce. Not just among riders but among brands that are forced to innovate and provide a unique product. ID Bodyboards are one of the newer companies in the water and they’re off to a great start. ID boards are…

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Pride Bodyboards

Pride bodyboards are quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the global bodyboard market. A Pride Bodyboard will offer you a unique ride that is equally matched by their unique design history. As one of the few European brands to really make it to the larger market their premium boards stand up to their…

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Why do I need swim fins for bodyboarding?

Bodyboarding fins (or ‘flippers’) are the second most important weapon in your arsenal, if you plan on taking your bodyboarding seriously. A good set of fins is absolutely essential, and will be the difference between scoring decent waves, or not scoring at all. Fins flippers, they go by many names, but they all have one goal….

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BZ Bodyboards

BZ bodyboards have been in the game since bodyboarding started to emerge as a sport back in the 1980′s, so it goes without saying that these dudes know the future of the sport Jeff Hubbard is by far the most high profile rider of the bodyboards BZ produces.  As an IBA Winning rider, and all round freak when…

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Paddling

Knowing how to paddle correctly on your bodyboard is energy saver and provides the necessary speed to reach the takeoff zone quickly. In theory there are two different bodyboarding paddling stroke actions you can use, depending on the situation. The first, is the alternative arm stroke, similar to good ol’ fashioned freestyle, is the smoothest, fastest…

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Paddling out

How to paddle out on your bodyboard involves wave knowledge as well as arm and shoulder power. Most importantly, it involves the correct bodyboard paddling technique. Of course, the objective is to reach the takeoff area as quickly as possible, and preferably without getting pounded. Unfortunately things don’t always go to plan and sometimes a pounding is…

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Duck dive

Learning how to duckdive properly is one of the most important parts of your bodyboarding toolkit.  Getting your bodyboard duckdive as deep and far as possible will save you copping a beating time and time again, and during yourpaddle out it will help you to get out the back quicker than the rest of your mates…

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Catching a wave

How to catch a wave on a bodyboard sounds like a straightforward exercise.  However there is a lot more to catching waves than simply paddling for every lump of water that comes your way. The first skill involved in catching a wave is should be obvious – you have to learn to choose the right…

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Ride a wave

Riding a wave properly is one of the simplest manoeuvres in the sport of bodyboarding, but if it’s not performed properly it will hinder all of the otherbodyboarding tricks in your repetoire. The secret in knowing how to ride a wave is proper board positioning on the wave face, and the appropriate distribution of body weight…

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