Overview

Bodyboarding is a water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard on the crest, face, and curl of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore.Bodyboarding is also referred to as Boogieboarding due to the invention of the "Boogie Board" by Tom Morey.

10 reasons why bodyboarding is better than surfing

1. Bodyboarding is the closest thing to bodysurfing: your heart is closer to the water, your eyes are nearly touching the ocean;
2. Waves always look bigger on a bodyboard: when you're lying down, it is always breaking overhead-high;
3. Bodyboards fit in the car's trunk: forget surf racks, and transporting surfboards inside the car - bodyboards are smart and portable;
4. The speed sensation is bigger and better: because your eyes are one foot above the surface of the water, and swim fins provide extra boost; 
5. Only bodyboarders can drop into vertical wave faces: bodyboards grant access to waves that stand-up surfers can't technically ride;
6. Paipo boards are older than surfboards: bodyboards are the natural evolution of paipo boards, the wooden planks that date back as far as 2,000 BC;
7. Bodyboards are more resistant than surfboards: boogie boards are stiff and flexible at the same time - ding repairs are rare;
8. Airs are bigger in bodyboarding: bodyboarders take advantage of fast, powerful and hollow waves, and use swim fin and leg power to boost themselves into the sky;
9. Only bodyboarders can surf closeout waves: because bodyboarders get into the wave faster that surfers;
10. Bodyboards are cheaper than surfboards: you can buy a professional boogie board for half the price of good surfboard;

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