Top 10 Best Bodyboards
for February 2024

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Bodyboards are one of the most popular water sports in the world, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. Bodyboards, also known as surfboards, are long, thin boards with a hole in the middle. They're usually made of foam, wood, or fiberglass.

Our bodyboard testing lab evaluates bodyboards for performance, including how flexible they are, how fast they board and how well they catch waves. We also test bodyboards for durability, including how much damage they can withstand before falling apart, and for ease of use, including how easy it is to transport, set up, and ride.

Bodyboards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including longboard, shortboard, foam board, and skimboard. While bodyboards come in all shapes and sizes, our tests show that the best bodyboards offer plenty of flexibility, are fast, and can handle waves of all sizes. Here are the best bodyboards of 2022:

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Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40

Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40" 2 Complete Pack

by Agit Global

UV inhibiting soft graphic deck features a patented technology for graphics to last longer, preserve color, and improve resistance to water absorption

The Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40" Complete 2 Pack is an affordable bodyboard that is well suited to beginner and intermediate riders. It's light, buoyant, and stable, and its rails are slightly thicker than other boards we tested, which helps it hold its shape better. The Wavestorm's contoured deck has rail grips, nose grips, and elbow texture, which helps riders stay on the board, and the board's generous volume helps keep riders above water. The Wavestorm is also smooth to ride, and it's durable, with rigid slick bottom rails that help it hold its shape. The board's boxy rails also make it more buoyant, making it easier for riders to float and glide across the water. The Wavestorm is best suited for riders who are just starting out on bodyboarding, and it's an excellent board for intermediate riders who are just starting to search out more challenging waves.

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Goplus Body Board, Lightweight Bodyboard with EPS Core, XPE Deck, HDPE Slick Bottom, Premium Leash & Adjustable Wrist Rope, Perfect Surfing for Kids and Adults (Green Coconut Palm, 41)

Goplus Body Board

by Superbuy

With Leash &Wrist RopeThe scientifically designed leash position provides a good traction experience that enhances safety and stability during surfing. The wristband can be put on the wrist or ankle to prevent the surfboard from being lost. You can freely adjust the tightness of the wristband for maximum comfort.

Our pick for the best body board is the Goplus Body Board, which is an excellent choice for both beginners and experts. It's easy to use, maneuver, and control, and it's made mostly of high-quality materials, so you know it's built to last. The deck is durable, and the board is buoyant, so it's perfect for relaxed sitting or lying on the board. The wide tail makes it easier to catch waves, and the channels help the board glide through water. The board also has hand holds, so you can hang the board up or store it out of the way when you're not using it. The Goplus Body Board has an attractive design, and it's available in multiple colors, including green coconut palm, blue spring, and purple autumn, so you can choose the one that best fits your style. Overall, the Goplus Body Board is a great choice for anyone who needs a body board, and it's especially great for kids or inexperienced surfers.

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Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40

Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40"

by Agit Global

UV inhibiting soft graphic deck features a patented technology for graphics to last longer, preserve color, and improve resistance to water absorption.

The Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard is a great board for beginners, thanks to its light weight, generous volume, and 40-inch length. The board is also great for intermediate and advanced surfers, who will appreciate the board's generous volume, smooth glide, and lightweight construction. It's also great for intermediate and advanced surfers who want to be able to carry their board easily. The Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard is among the best boards we tested, and it's the only board we tested that comes in two versions: a shorter 30-inch version and a 40-inch version. The 40-inch board is longer and is popular with intermediate and advanced surfers. The 30-inch version is also great for beginners, but it's a bit shorter and easier for smaller kids and teen surfers to carry.

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BPS Storm Bodyboard - Includes Premium Coiled Leash and Swim Fin Tethers/Savers (Green, White, 37 Inch)

BPS Storm Bodyboard

by BPS

EASY TO MANOUVER, LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE The hard-wearing HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) bottom amplifies the boards performance for the ultimate ride. The HDPE adds strength and ensures a resistance-free ride with improved speed & maneuverability. Thanks to the high-quality materials this bodyboard is also lightweight & easy to carry.

The BPS Storm Bodyboard offers some of the best speed, comfort and stability we've tested. It's fast, especially for a board in this price range, and it's shockingly stable. The curve of the outline and bottom channels provide responsive turnability, and the board doesn't skip across waves like some of our previous picks. The glass is thick and the body is big, so it's comfortable to ride, even when you're wearing thick wetsuits. The fins are average, and they're not as easy to use as the fins on our top pick. The coiled leash is nice, but it's a little shorter than the leash on our top pick, so you might have to readjust your leash after riding for a while. There's also a small chip out of one of the fins. The board feels very durable, and it's made from high-quality materials, so it's well worth the $120 price tag.

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WOOWAVE Bodyboard 33-inch/36-inch/41-inch Super Lightweight Body Board with Coiled Wrist Leash, Swim Fin Tethers, EPS Core and Slick Bottom, Perfect Surfing for Kids Teens and Adults(33 inch, Green)

WOOWAVE Bodyboard 33-inch/36-inch/41-inch Super Lightweight Board Body with Coiled Wrist Leash

by Bywater Outdoor Products Co.,Ltd

HIGH QUALITY AND STRONG MATERIALDesigned and developed to allow every boarders to have great control of the bodyboard. The premium coiled wrist leash included will keep your board attached to you at all times and the cuff is super comfortable.

The WOOWAVE Body Board is a good quality, lightweight body board for beginners. We tested it for several months, and we found that the board is highly durable and well-suited for aspiring surfers. The board is easy to handle, and its slick bottom surface can grip a wave well, so it gives you good control and confidence. The board is also lightweight, weighing only 5 to 6 pounds, so it's easy to carry and store. The board comes with coiled wrist leash, and it's made of high-quality materials, so it's comfortable to touch and wear.

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GYN Trade Heat Sealed Legendary Pro X Bodyboard Hard Slick Printed (Rasta, 42'')

GYN Trade Heat Sealed Legendary Pro Bodyboard X Hard Slick Printed (Rasta

by GYN Trade

This quality Heat Sealed bodyboard is designed for beginners and more experienced boarders. This model features a crescent tail, slick hard bottom and sturdy construction for serious waves.

The gyne pro's hard slick bottom and wide end make this board a good choice for intermediate riders. Beginners and intermediate riders will appreciate the long, wide board's stability, but advanced riders may prefer a different board, as the board is a little too slow and burly for a goofy-footer. The board is heavy, so it's best suited for riders who plan to ride surf and bodyboard in the same session, and the board's wide, slippery bottom may be uncomfortable for smaller, lighter riders. The board's slick bottom also means that the board is slippery when wet, so riders should wear wet suits to keep from sliding off. The detachable leash is handy, but the board's leash attachment point is near the bottom, so it's easy to miss. The board's hard slick bottom is also good for rivers, lakes, and small ponds.

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Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40

Wavestorm Foam Bodyboard 40"

by Agit Global

UV inhibiting soft graphic deck features a patented technology for graphics to last longer, preserve color, and improve resistance to water absorption.

The Wavestorm 40in bodyboard is a mid-level board that performs well for intermediate and advanced surfers. The board has generous volume, which is ideal for beginners, and the board's shape and rails give it good maneuverability, which is important for beginners. The board also has good performance, and it's rigid enough for performance wave riding. The Wavestorm 40in bodyboard is durable, and the board has lots of traction, so beginners should be comfortable on the water. The board is also lightweight, so it's easy to carry. The Wavestorm 40in bodyboard comes with a wrist leash, which is a great feature for beginners. Overall, the Wavestorm 40in bodyboard is a great option for beginners and intermediate surfers.

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CBC Rider 42” Pro Body Board - Bodyboard with Wrist Leash, Slick HDPE Bottom, Crescent Tail - Body Boards for The Beach with EPS Core Flexible PE Deck - BodyBoards for Adults, Kids, Teens (Red)

California Board Company CBC 42” Rider Pro Body Board

by Keeper Sports Products

Leash And Wrist Strap Included - Keeping the beach board attached is especially important for kids and beginners. The RIDER Pro body board comes with a PU Leash and a Padded Wrist Strap.

The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board is an exceptional body board that is not only lightweight but very stable and buoyant as well. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board comes with a crescent tail, which locks you in and allows you to glide through waves easily. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board has a slick bottom, which increases your stability and allows you to ride the bike smoothly. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board has flexible PE contoured deck, which provides you with a smooth ride and allows you to maneuver your body board easily. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board has a 42 inch length, which is suitable for both beginners and professionals. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board is durable, strong, and made of high-quality material, which allows you to use this body board for a long time. The CBC Rider 42” Pro body board is easy to use, comfortable and gives you a thrilling ride every time.

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AQUARM 36 inch Bodyboard with Premium Wrist Leash and Fin Tethers, Super Lightweight & Slick Bottom Perfect Surfing for Kids Teens and Adults (Green)

AQUARM 36 inch Bodyboard with Wrist Premium Leash and Fin Tethers

by AQUARM

SUPERIOR SURFING EXPERIENCEAQUARM bodyboard is designed with a focus on stability and glide for easy glide with maximum enjoyment. The crescent tail helps you to control easily and can stand or lie on it more stably. The board is built for experiencing the ocean for the first time!

The Aquarm 36 bodyboard is a terrific buy, especially for first-time bodyboarders. The deck has a slick finish, and its soft fabric coating offers excellent grip. We liked that this board has good traction, and we found that it kept our feet from slipping even when it caught on waves. The board is also extremely durable, and we haven't noticed any wear and tear after multiple water sessions. The package comes with an inner leash that does a good job of preventing the board from bouncing around, and it's a great option for beginners. The board also comes with a fin tether, which helps keep the board from moving around too much when you're riding waves. The fin tether, however, is a little flimsy, and it won't hold the board in place very well in stronger waves. The board is also a bit heavy, so you may want to use a fin to help speed things up. Overall, the Aquarm 36 bodyboard is a great buy, especially for first-time bodyboarders.

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THURSO SURF Lightning 42'' Bodyboard PE Core IXPE Deck HDPE Bottom FRP Stringers Bottom Channels Pro Performance Durable Lightweight Incl. Stainless Steel Double-Swivel Leash Bodyboard Bag (Azure)

THURSO SURF Lightning 42'' Bodyboard PE Core IXPE Deck HDPE Bottom FRP Stringers Channels Bottom Pro Performance Durable Lightweight Incl. Stainless Steel Double-Swivel Leash Bodyboard Bag (Azure)

by THURSO SURF

THURSO SURF 42" Lightning bodyboard is designed with a focus on stability and glide for easy riding. Sizing 42'' Long x 21.5'' Wide x 2 1/8'' Thick, the board supports riders of all levels up to 200 lbs.

If you're looking for a durable, high-performance bodyboard that you can take anywhere, the Thurso Surf Lightning 42'' Bodyboard (Azure) is an excellent choice. This board's construction is solid, and it's fast and responsive. The board is light but stiff, and it's durable enough to stand up to years of abuse. The board has a slick, heat-laminated HDPE bottom, which makes it easier to move through the water. The high-quality stringers provide good overall strength and control, and the stiff, durable, heat-laminated IXPE deck provides good cushioning and sealing. The IXPE deck is sharp enough to provide good traction, but it isn't so sharp that it's uncomfortable to grip. The deck also features channeled bulbs that run the length of the board, and these channels help to spread your weight evenly over the board. The board's crescent tail increases board speed when paddling, while the dual channels that run the length of the board provide good control. The leash is stainless steel, and the anchor points at the base of the board are large, so you can easily attach a leash and anchor the board to the board. The board is 42'' long and 32'' wide, so it's a bit shorter than our top pick but it's ideal for intermediate-level riders.

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