How do you choose your bodyboard size?
The size of the bodyboard directly influences its stability and handling. It must be adapted to the user's size. This bodyboard is for use by persons weighing over 85kg and over 185cm tall. Too small a bodyboard won't have enough float and will make you miss waves. Too big a board will be difficult to handle.
For help choosing a size, please consult our sizing chart online or in store.
At RADBUG, we design products for 4 levels: Novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced.
- Novices: Up to the navel, no fins, small waves < 50 cm, propulsion by pushing your feet on the ground and riding the wave to the shore. For a 1st wave-riding experience (bodyboard with grips).
- Beginner: Gentle turns in waves up to 1 m, propulsion with fins. A must for learning to bodyboard.
- Intermediate: Waves up to 1.50 m, more speed and the beginning of tricks (360 °, El Rollo, etc.).
- Advanced: All types of waves, command of tricks, even aerial: ARS, 360°, tube...
Suitable for all types of conditions: Advanced level.
This bodyboard is the sturdiest in the range and is designed for all types of waves. It is made using the best materials available on the market. It features a high-density woven Surlyn slick (HDPE), a polypropylene foam core (denser than the 100 and 500 bodyboards) and a composite stringer. This construction provides the best possible responsiveness and strength.
This board has been shaped by hand to guarantee its quality.
NB: In cold water, the board will seem stiffer.
Position yourself correctly on the board.
The nose bumpers help your hands grasp it with just the right amount of grip during manoeuvres.
Keep both hands on the front of the board as you catch a wave.
To go left, keep your left hand at the front (hand, elbow and shoulder aligned, with your upper arm at 90° to your forearm) and move your right hand back down rail until it is level with your hip. Align your left leg with the left rail to keep going left.
Do the opposite to go right.
Recommendations for avoiding chafing and having the best grip on your board.
You should be lying flat on the bodyboard when catching waves. Be sure to wear a long-sleeved anti-UV top or a wetsuit to avoid chafing on your arms and torso.
We recommend you apply wax to the top of your bodyboard - especially on the front hand position, on the sides, and under your torso - for the best grip (sold separately in the surfing aisle). Do this for each session.
This bodyboard is designed to be used with fins.
This bodyboard is designed to be used with fins in all types of waves. Making it designed for an above-the-hip water level. We recommend 500 fins or RIP asymmetric fins.
Should you wish to use the board without fins, the water must not be above hip level. In this case, propel yourself towards the beach by pushing off from the ground as the wave or foam passes.
Safety and behaviour rules for the water - Part 1.
Bodyboarding is a fantastic sport, but one that requires everyone to respect certain basic rules to preserve the safety and enjoyment of all.
1- Ask about and observe the characteristics of the spot: current, rocks, tides, the size of the waves and the crowds, etc.
2- Don’t overestimate your level, and go for an easier spot if your skills aren’t on par with the conditions.
3- Use suitable equipment: Leash, fins and board in good condition, suitable wetsuit.
Safety and behaviour rules for the water - Part 2.
4- Respect the rules of right of way on the waves: Right of way goes to the person closest to the peak.
5- Follow the direction of the wave when moving towards the peak to keep from cutting another boarder off.
6- Use fins if the water is above your hips.
7- If you’re not using fins, it’s recommended you keep to a supervised area. Lifeguards can tell you where these are.
8- Bodyboard in a group.
Do not leave out in direct heat.
When not in use, keep your bodyboard out of the sun or temperatures >30°C.
Protect your board by using a cover, putting it under a parasol, in the shade, or under a light coloured towel to keep the heat away.
Never leave it in a car in direct sunlight.
Leaving your board exposed to too much heat can cause blisters or bubbles to form on it, or even cause warping.
40": 101 cm X 50 cm X 5.2 cm
42": 106 cm X 59 cm X 5.3 cm
45": 114 cm x 61 cm x 5.5 cm
RADBUG is the Decathlon brand dedicated to bodyboarding and bodysurfing.
Our ambition is to enable the greatest number to enjoy the incredible sensations you feel when bodyboarding and bodysurfing.
This sensation of gliding when in contact with the wave is pure, exhilarating and addictive.
We have set ourselves the mission of enabling everyone to get started and make progress by offering products that are easy to use and innovative.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Protect and carry in a cover. Do not leave in direct heat when not in use. Rinse and dry in the shade after use.
Restrictions on use