Try as it might, Florida isn’t likely to become the world capital of surfing anytime soon. But boogie boarding – nay, bodyboarding as it’s sometimes called now – the Sunshine State could make a strong case for. All along the Atlantic coast, the waves are just right for an amazing afternoon of bodyboarding. Leash on a board and swim fins, paddle out a few dozen yards and let the fun begin.
Whether you prefer to boogie board or bodyboard, we found four board models that are right for your type of riding.
Owners of this board rave about its compact feeling and durability. It holds up through beach vacation after beach vacation. And the super slick bottom allows for fast rides and greater maneuverability.
Beach Attack Pack
We like to think of this as a great starter pack. Everything you need for an afternoon at the beach or water park is included.
Boogie boarding isn’t a hobby that you have to give up after eighth grade, folks! Larger riders love the Big Kahuna for its buoyancy and durability. This board’s one-piece construction and textured handle make it a natural for heavy-duty use.
Goplus Body Board
The Goplus is available in three sizes (33, 37 and 41 inches), but definitely check out the smaller sizes for younger riders. A leash is included for times when the board gets away from you. This is a board that will last.