I say go to your surf shop and get this board made by Catch Surf. Its called the "BEATER" Its floats like a bigger board, you can surf it but you can also use it as a body board. The thing is rad and for 160 bucks you cant go wrong. I got it just to play with on smaller days and now i love it. you can stand up on it and cut down the line or just lay on it in the little knee high barrels. def try it out
I totally disagree. I actually hate shore pound and I bodyboard. I don't know who could find a place like the wedge or waimea shore break fun. Risking getting paralyzed for a 2 sec ride on a monster close out that smashes you into the sand...garbage waves with high risk low reward... To each their own.
i'm not THAT crazy...by shore pound (& i guess i should've clarified this) i meant nothing over a few feet in height. i'm not interested in maiming myself.
Zop- interesting video, tho i found it to be a lot better once i turned the sound off! i may have to look into getting one of those...for just these types of days!
longboard - I love me some bodyboarding at my local when its slamming right on shore but I seem compelled to do it on average about twice, 3x a year, whereas I pull my longboard out to fool around with knee high peelers at least 2-3x a week in the summer
The beater board looks sick, I might get one for these super samll days. In the mean time...... bodysurfing w/ a hydrofoil and fins is a great workout and gives you a totally different perspective on the wave.