I love doing both...I just love being in the water... I prefer to bodyboard for sure but there are days that are much more fun on a surfboard. People in OC mostly see me bodyboard so it's always entertaining to see the looks I get from them when I paddle up next to them on a surfboard.
I've never been on the 'bodyboarding vs. surfing' train...I'm more on the 'those who are respectful vs. those who are not' when I'm in the water. If you're swimming around with an attitude, I don't care what you're laying on, you're annoying me. If you're out there being respectful and having a good time, we're buddies.
Amen to that!
Tho as a personal preference, I like surfing better. It's more than just "why crawl when you can run?"