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Bodyboarding is exercise without even realising it because it’s so enjoyable, and it can easily be enjoyed by every member of the family - no matter their age.
Whether you have young children who need entertaining in the summer, or you’re looking for a gentle form of physical activity to chill out in the evening with, bodyboarding works for everyone.
Here’s our guide to some of the best boards out there, suitable for all ages, experience levels and budgets.
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Kid’s Discovery Inflatable Bodyboard
Designed for children from 4 to 8 years old,or 15 to 25 kg, to get used to waves and enjoy their first wave-riding experience. This inflatable bodyboard makes it easy for young children to catch small waves on the sea shore. There’s a valve for easy inflation and deflation too so it can be transported with no fuss. Available in four colours; fuchsia, caribbean blue, sunflower and yellow ochre.
100 Bodyboard with wrist leash
Three sizes available. An easy and intuitive bodyboard for beginners, for use with fins in waves less than one metre high. Wrist leash included, which will make it easier to bring your board back when you wipe out as you practice and perfect your technique. Available in petrol blue or fuchsia.
900 LTD Bodyboard Pro Model Limited Edition
This bodyboard might have a higher price tag than others - but it’s worth the investment if you’re serious about water sport. Designed for advanced bodyboarders looking for speed and grip for aerial figures in all conditions. This is a high performance board, capable of high speeds thanks to the streamlined shape, the concave quad and the use of the most technically advanced materials on the market.
Bodyboard 900 Blue Polypropylene Stringer Plus Leash
Developed with iconic bodyboarder Nicolas Capdeville, three-time world champion, this is a high-performance bodyboard in all types of waves. Made for advanced bodyboarders and given the ultimate seal of approval. User size >1.85m (>85kg).
Gul Charge 42 Bodyboard
This bodyboard, which is ideal for people between 165cm and 185cm tall, comes with a lightweight foam core and is guaranteed to bring joy to anyone who is heading out to the beach. It comes with a straight leash to make sure you won’t lose your board in the swell. Also, the bright multi-coloured pattern makes this an attractive board as well as a practical one.
Gul Charge 37 Bodyboard Juniors
This is a good budget bodyboard for youngsters, ideally between 125cm and 145cm tall. It’s an easy-to-use board with a straight leash so there’s no need for youngsters to be concerned about losing it as they get used to catching the waves.
Was £27.99, now £20
Trespass Printed Bodyboard 40.5” Spindrift
Catch lots of waves with this fun printed bodyboard, available in tropical fish, sunset or dolphin design. It’s made of EPS lightweight foam so it’s easy to take from beach to sea. This board is suitable for all the family.
Trespass 42” Bodyboard Flowdrift
This body board, with it’s multi-coloured checked design, is the perfect choice for children who will love the bright pattern. It includes a coil leash so they don’t have to worry about the board getting away from them when they are out at sea.
Was £21.99, now £19.99