i voted shortboard cause that's my specialty. i just bought my first ever longboard this past winter after having some money to burn. in years of surfing this is my first of owning a longboard, but i think i may have used it 5 times so far maybe 6 for small days. i don't really bodyboard, but i still got two. my godson, and i would ride them. the only thing i don't like about bodyboaring is it seems on a nice day ya got a lot of kids on them just floating around, but the same can definitely be said for summer surfing. bodyboarding after hours is fun though.