- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BODYBOARDING EQUIPMENT?
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KITESURFING EQUIPMENT?
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SURFING EQUIPMENT?
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SWIMWEAR?
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WINDSURFING EQUIPMENT?
How to choose your bodyboard?
There are 3 types of boards available (100, 500 and 900) to fit everybody. The higher you go for the board's category, the more nervosity you are going to have from your board. We will advise you to get slippers when you are practising in waters higher than your knees, it will help you to propulse along the waves.
Your choice will be oriented by your size, your weight and your type of practice:
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BODYBOARD REGARDING YOUR PRACTICE?
Spare time on the beach
Just to do little splashes on the beach, the type 100 bodyboard will be perfect for you. The boards are lighter and their shape will be more adapted to your practice, to position your body and your hands. You are looking to relax and to feel the contact with the waves. You are practising in your depth with or without fins.
You are looking to improve your performances, your speed and your sensations. You board on medium waves and with slippers. You will need a type 500 bodyboard to achieve your goals.
You are passionate, looking for intense efforts. You are practicing all year long, no matter the weather conditions and the waves. You will need a type 900 bodyboard, the best category for your needs.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BODYBOARD REGARDING YOUR SHAPE?
Considering your size and your weight when choosing a bodyboard is a really important factor, you can refer to the table below for more details.
You can check the right size of your bodyboard, you put the board up in front of you, it should reach your navel.
|WEIGHT / SIZE||20 kg||40 kg||50 kg||60 kg||70 kg||80 kg||90+ kg|
|1.40 m to 1.50 m||36"||36"||40"||-||-||-||-|
|1.50 m to 1.60 m||-||36"||40"||40"||40"||-||-|
|1.60 m to 1.70 m||-||40"||40"||40"||42"||42"||-|
|1.70 m to 1.80 m||-||-||40"||42"||42"||45"||45"|
|1.80 m to 1.90 m||-||-||42"||42"||42"||45"||45"|
|1.90 m and more||-||-||-||-||45"||45"||45"|