One of the easiest water sports to learn, bodyboarding is the art of riding waves in a prone position on a bodyboard. Like surfing, bodyboarding has deep roots in Polynesian culture – its origins dating back hundreds of years. While this sport is fairly easy to pick up, there are numerous advanced skills, techniques and tricks that can take your bodyboarding experience to the next level.
About the Bodyboard
In the ancient practice of catching waves, boards were often made of local wood species, like Koa. Today, bodyboards are typically made with polyethylene, polypropylene or extruded polystyrene cores for enhanced performance. Oftentimes, they’re covered in layers of fiberglass cloth and polyester or epoxy resin for a lightweight, yet durable, finish.
When picking out a bodyboard, the design should accommodate your height and weight. Generally speaking, the bodyboard should hit between your hip and belly button. If a board is not the right size, it may be difficult to control and will be more difficult to paddle into waves. Depending on your build, you may need to choose a board with a bit more or less width and thickness. If you need help picking out the right board, consult one of Ohana Surf Project’s water sports experts.
Bodyboarding Lessons in Honolulu, HI
Learn how to ride Waikiki’s waves like a pro with bodyboarding lessons from Ohana Surf Project. This fun board sport is great for all ages and skill levels – especially if standing up on a surfboard or paddle board just isn’t your thing. Our experienced instructors will teach you techniques, tricks and methods, ranging from beginner to advanced, and tailor your lesson to you. To learn more about our bodyboarding lessons or the sport itself, call our staff today at 808-599-SURF (7873).