i guess a better question than "is it a body board?" is "what, exactly, classifies a flotation device as a surfboard in regards to the surfing restrictions?" Is it fins? Is it hard rails and deck? is there a length criteria? Is it prone vs standing position (Iv seen people drop kneeing in no surfing zones).
in the description it says to give the lifeguard a one finger salute as you air over the granny wading in the shallows, making me think that it doesnt classify as a surfboard.
a friend rides for them and i got the chance to hop on one this summer. definitely not as spongey as their other board, 'the beater' but more on the level of a sponge than the older victoria soft-skim model with a way better design. and with the wider tail, you dont have to rely on so much rail to rail as a regular skimboard.
I've ridden the "beater" which is basically the same thing as this and it was a blast.
@ Lee, I think in Va Beach they would probabally allow it for one summer before some silly assed ordinance would be created to prevent anyone from ridding it in the forebidden tourist section.