Hey, ive been looking to buy a body board good for stand up (something to use in the summer at non surfing beachs). Im wondering if anyone can give me some advice or insight on this topic. Ive seen a lot of people ride stand up on the Toobs Colin Herlihy Model, and ive also been looking at this board http://catchsurf.com/ its called THE ONE, it look pretty cool and different. Can anyone help out?
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Thread: Stand Up bodyboard??
Dec 18, 2008, 02:43 AM #1Junior Member
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Stand Up bodyboard??
Does it float with you completely on it? If it does... thats the one.
Dec 18, 2008, 03:21 AM #3
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- bethany & wrightsville
yea that board looks pretty tight. I have a herlihy and its great for stand up as well as bodyboard skimming. Thats all we have to do in the summer in Delaware, usually not much waves. The herlihy is super strong too, triples stringer cant go wrong with that, had mine for two years now and ive done some pretty stressful stuff and it still has all three stringers none are broken.
I've seen good reviews of that in SURFER and thats about the only thing I might try if I wanted to stand up.
totally agree with superbust, herlihy is the way to go fo' sho'. helps your surfing all around, really teaches you to utilize your board, rails especially, without the stability of fins. and its def an attention getter on the beach ha
Dec 18, 2008, 08:31 PM #6Junior Member
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If you're not looking to spend $250-$300, try the Eon 460/C2. It's a 46" (4 inches longer than standard, like the Herlihy) bodyboard with a narrow template. Polypro core, double stringers and channels for @$180.
I have no doubt that those boards will float the average surfer.
I have seen people really getting on those Toobs, but I'm weary because they are pretty short. But regardless, alot of people were getting some good midday summer standup sessions on them this past summer.
Yesssss I know the perfect stand-up bodyboard for you.
The Ancient Hawaiians call it a surfboard.
haha just playin
dang, i remember when i first started surfing in like the 6th grade. Sometimes it just wasnt practical to take the surfboard in the car to the beach so i'd take my boogie board. I could stand up on the smallest of waves and ride them all the way to the beach and skim them onto the sand. That was so fun and i could do it during swim only hours like at the pier in the middle of the day. People would just give me the goofiest looks when i did that. I only weighed 100 back then so it wasnt too hard now it'd probably be tough.
the herlihy is one of the longest bodyboards in the market, pretty sure its 46 inches or somewhere around there. i know toobs also use to put out a board that was about 50 inches, much like the herlihy but also with channels. im sure you could get one of those custom if the price is right.
.....as far as the fin/surfboard controversy, the town of ocean city md created there own definitions of what surfboards and bodyboards are. For instance, the town considers everything over 42.5 inches to be a surfboard, regardless of material and design. this is no doubt a reponse to the recent standup bodyboard revolution ha. i know on some streets inoc stand up is not allowed. the mans just trying to bring us down haha