To enjoy bodyboarding, it is essential to have equipment adapted to your body and your ability. The choice of equipment can vary depending on the intensity you wish to put into your bodyboarding.
- The bodyboard
Size is the most important feature to consider when choosing your bodyboard. It is advised to choose a bodyboard which comes up to your belly button or slightly below.
- The leash
In order to avoid losing your bodyboard after the wave or when you go up the peak, use a leash. It is recommended to use a “telephone” or spiral leash. It is usually placed on the biceps which makes it less likely to slide. At the end of each session, to prevent the leash from stretching out over time, hang your leash on the plug of your board.
- The fins
By using the fins, you can catch two or three times more waves than if you didn't have themselves! Using symmetrical fins for you first uses are preferred. Attach the fins leash (or fin attachments).
- The wax
Before jumping into the water, put wax on your bodyboard to improve your grip and avoid slipping. It is not necessary to put wax on your whole board. It is best to apply it to specific areas like the nose or even the rails.
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