BodyBoard Buying Guide
Right Bodyboard for Adventurous Boy Boarding
Boogie boards or body boards are used in a sport called body boarding. Body boarding is a type of wave riding and to be able to do that one needs a bodyboard. Body boarding is a sport for the brave-hearted souls. It is for those who do not fear fighting strong and merciless waves. Some people are passionate about the sport and are backed by years of experience in the sport. Some however, are new to the sport. It is very important that beginners be a little careful as regards selecting the right body board and right way of going about the whole thing.
Body boards are not new and also know as boogie boards in beach sports. They have been in existence since 1900s. Yes they have evolved over time quite a lot; initially they were made out of wood.
Now if one is thinking as to where to body board, there are a plethora of options. There is no need to go searching for high tide ocean as these days almost all amusement parks offer body boarding. These amusement parks develop artificial high waves to provide for an equally thrilling experience of body boarding.
A body board is a board of the size depending on the person's height. That is to say that body boards come in varied sizes. A person needs to choose one according to his/her height. There are body boards as huge as 50 inches; there are even those that are not even 30 inches. It is made from plastic and foam. Obviously, a body board has to be water resistant. Next, the shape of the board rather the tail of the board must be such that it allows riding on the waves easily and effortlessly. A novice must always go in for a board whose tail is inward-curving. Crescent shaped tails are the best and safest for beginners. Whatever size of body board one goes for, the body board must be such that it remains smooth and does not shake when put straight on a flat surface.
The decision as regards whether one wants to buy a body board or one wants to rent out one is purely subjective. These days however most people are fascinated by the idea of rented body boards to escape the hassle of purchasing one. Usually all amusement parks provide body boards on rent. A body boarding freak may not be convinced of the idea but it is really a great idea to go for rented body boards in case of once-in-a-while body boarders. Still it is important that a novice consults an expert present at the park as regards to which body board to go in for. A wrong body board may play havoc since body boarding is a challenging sport and one cannot afford to be negligent at any cost and at any time.
Body boards come in a variety of designs and patterns. Some are floral, some have aquatic themes on them, some are plain and some use a whole spectrum of colors in them. All in all, a person has enough room to make a choice.
Another recreation beach sports is skimming on the beach sand with skimboards.