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  1. #1
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    Not trying to spark controversy

    I have to ask all the bodyboarders a question.

    Have you guys tried surfing at all and if so what made you stop, lose interest, or prefer bodyboarding?

    I understand the debate this might cause but i've always wondered as a previously avid bodyboarder who all but abandoned the sport after a started surfing.

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    Stood up surfed for about 4-5 years and just started bodyboarding this past summer.

    Honestly, I enjoy bodyboarding more. Everyone you surf (bodyboard) with pushes you and they all get stoked.

    I really enjoy finding those heavy, jacked-up waves that you wouldn't (well most wouldn't) stand up surf on. It is also a lot cheaper and MUCH easier to get around with it.

    When it comes down to it... if anyone has a problem, **** EM'! I am having fun regardless if I'm standing up or laying down.

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    I do both, but prefer bodyboarding because I'm just not that great of a surfer. No, not a kooky one, I bet I have more respect in the line up than a lot of guys.

    But I seriously need a certain set of conditions to surf otherwise I can't do anything. It's gotta be like knee/thigh with inconsistent waist and semi spilling, not dumping. I've been able to surf chest high days at IBSP since that's a spilling wave but anywhere else forget it.

    So that leaves the other 95% of days where it's fast and hollow for me to bodyboard. But whatever, I'm having fun doing it and thats all that matters. ^^^What he said, **** them if they have a problem we are out here to have fun, surfers and BBers alike. I have respect for both.
    Last edited by ridewaves; Dec 11, 2008 at 07:34 PM.

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    Good question. I do both and love them both. i love the barrels in surfing and the power under your legs doing huge turns and airs. But then again bodyboarding fun for dumpy days and close outs. Also BB you can hit that lip and launch into these crazy maneuvers. But i still i just want to out there and respect the who ever comes out.

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    i started riding on a bodyboard. two years later, borrowed my friend's 6'0, and in three tries had my first wave. never touched a piece of foam since. must have been six years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    i started riding on a bodyboard. two years later, borrowed my friend's 6'0, and in three tries had my first wave. never touched a piece of foam since. must have been six years ago.
    What are you riding...a 6'0 fully wooden board? hahha... j/k

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by ridewaves View Post
    I do both, but prefer bodyboarding because I'm just not that great of a surfer. No, not a kooky one, I bet I have more respect in the line up than a lot of guys.

    But I seriously need a certain set of conditions to surf otherwise I can't do anything. It's gotta be like knee/thigh with inconsistent waist and semi spilling, not dumping.
    same here. the glide of no fins on the board is nice. I want to get into standup surfing more, but really it's hard for me to pass up getting barrelled on a bodyboard for "working on my standup". next summer I plan on taking fiberglass out the majority of the time so I can really get into it.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Zansurf View Post
    I have to ask all the bodyboarders a question.

    Have you guys tried surfing at all and if so what made you stop, lose interest, or prefer bodyboarding?

    I understand the debate this might cause but i've always wondered as a previously avid bodyboarder who all but abandoned the sport after a started surfing.
    I started off surfing and lived near VB. The fact that you can only surf at certain places made me quit as did the crowd factor. When you live in places that are influenced by sand shifting, closed beaches for surfing really limits your surf time and wave count.

    That was my reason and I have never looked back.

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    I surf. I bodyboard, but I prefer body surfing :P plus I want to get a housing... which will just make life easy. body surf and shoot

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    I personally find bodyboarding more fun because its easier to get barreled on smaller waves and you can get a lot deeper on any size barrel. Plus airs are a lot of fun. I prefer standing up when the waves are under chest high though because you just cant get that much power on a boog.