I;ve always had one, been surfing for 25 years (I'm 37) usually take it out 1-3 times a year for the hell of it just for a change of pace, or (more and more the past 5-6 years) if I've hurt my back, knee(s) or shoulder pretty bad and there's a swell I don't want to miss, I'll BB
what about stand up on a bodyboard, i think its one of the best things to do in the non surfing days of summer. Not to mention how it helps your surfing all around, really using all the features and rails of the board. much respect to bodyboarders who can handle huge dumpy slabs with nothing more than a rail for stability.
foam is cool, love to bodysurf, fiberglass is much respected ,...that crap is sharp and bad for your health. That is one of the main reasons they get the big bucks, oh and they stand-up as well, small point right?
but I can so let go and never worry about that board coming back and hitting me in the head, face, mouth, body, cutting the crap out of me, faling on it.
waves suck around here, we only get real faces once in a while, our two hour wonder swells make me just want to have fun and get some exercise, getting older you know<<<?
Love to just paddle out with camera and fins though.
much respect to those who stand-up and ride the glass
but i prefer the foam just the same. litttle cost and no worries with the foam.