24 October, 2023
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Both Surf and Bodyboarding have a common origin, the Hawaiian Islands, as well as, its creation time is very old, as the first indications tell us that they were activities performed by the original inhabitants of the place.
However, as both sports have been positioning themselves in the world, some rivalry and clashes have arisen between the fans and practitioners of each speciality, about which one is better.
This rivalry between bodyboarders and surfers has been going on for a few decades, with surfers claiming that they are superior and that surfing is superior to bodyboarding.
It is not easy to decide which is the best between these two sports, because depending on which one you practice, you can say that yours is the best.
These two sports are among the world’s favourites, with many fans and people eager to take up one or the other.
Surf is a very exciting sport, it is about riding the best waves, to get the most fun; so say those who practice it and in general the fans of it.
Among the reasons or motives for learning surfing, we can mention the following:
Bodyboard offers you a lot of fun, without the risks you might take when surfing; there are no limitations on age or physical condition. Let’s take a look at some reasons to learn bodyboard.
The ideal waves for surf are those that are big but with slow movements; in this way the surfer can do his manoeuvres and tricks, standing out in them.
Some surfers prefer the so-called infinity waves, because they can be surfed until you can’t feel your legs.
Bodyboard waves should be more powerful and energetic because that’s where the fun is; the kind of waves where they seem to crash against each other are preferred by bodyboarders or those that form a triangle.
The fact of lying on the board allows the athlete to ride drier and faster waves.
If you decide to learn any of these sports disciplines, it is important that you have theoretical knowledge of it, so you can decide which one attracts your attention the most.
You will also have a clear idea of whether surfing or bodyboarding is best suited to your physical condition.
It is also important that you take into account the economic aspect and the budget that you can allocate for the practice of one or the other speciality; considering that Surfing is more expensive than Bodyboarding.
It will always be important that you decide to practice the sport that you identify with and that gives you satisfaction.