What size bodyboard do I need?


Choosing the right board for the right job is an essential requirement to enjoy your riding experience. The selection of bodyboards is always beginning with a lot of confusion and myths. It starts when you’re entering into a bodyboarding world or else looking for an upgraded version. Adding to that a board range of boards is getting access into the market with different shapes, sizes, and distinct features.

Various designs with vibrant colors are always attractive, if you’re only relying on those attractive looks will end up buying an undesirable bodyboard. Before going for any conclusive decision on purchase, you need to rethink about the requirement.

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The purpose of the different persons will always differ, based on the necessity of the user. A nice guide will give you better information about the question rising in your mind.

So, we have listed out the following questions.

  1. who is going to use?
  2. what type of board available based on size?
  3. What size bodyboard will fit for me?
  4. Is bodyboard height should fit up to the belly button?

These are the common questions arises when you start digging for the perfect bodyboard. Here, we going to addressing all these questions, leading you to know the complete details of the bodyboard sizes.

  1. who is going to use?

The usage of bodyboard starts with different age groups like kids and adults. Generally, the kid’s bodyboard sizes are range from 33 inches to 41 inches. Adults sizes are range from 37 inches to 43 inches. These boards are used from beginner level to advanced level riding.

  1. what are the different sizes of boards?

The below table will give a general idea about the bodyboard sizes available in the market.

Bodyboard Table
Height  Size Riders Weight
2′- 4′ 33″-35″ 0-65 lbs.
4′- 5′ 36″-38″ 65-85 lbs.
4’6″- 5’2″ 39″ 85-115 lbs.
5’3″- 5’6″ 40″ 115-130 lbs.
5’7″- 5’9″ 41″-41.75″ 125-170 lbs.
5’9″- 6’0″ 42″ 145-180 lbs.
5’10”- 6’2″ 42.5″ 160-190 lbs.
6’1″- 6″3′ 43″ 170-210 lbs.
6’2″- 6″4′ 44″ 180-270 lbs.
6’3″- 6″6′ 45″ 195-255 lbs.
6″4’+ 46″ 200+ lbs.
  1. What size of the bodyboard will fit me?

  2. When your checking for the ideal bodyboard. Weight, height, body size and personal preferences are important basic parameters need to be considered.

  3. If your tall, skinny body and lightweight weights then the board of tall, narrow and thin size is enough. The normal and tall board is sufficient for the average weight and height person.

  4. Based on the personal preferences for the smaller waves, the taller and bigger size bodyboard is used for the smaller surf. Shorter and thinner size boards are used for the bigger waves because of controlling ability.

  5. Is bodyboard height should fit up to the belly button?

if the board has to fit up to the belly button. This statement raises a lot of questions because there are many types of boards available in the market. Which leads to doubt like how tall the rider should and how it can be measured. The problem arises for the growing kids, there is a lot of guy riding bodyboard goes up to belly button would be way too big of aboard. if you’re too weight and short, you need a bigger board that may go over the belly button.


This guide will give an overall idea of bodyboard sizes. The above table shows the standard dimensions for the bodyboard. But those will change with respect to the person’s weight, height, and body size. By considering the above point you need to decide which size will be better for the bodyboarding. The final decision maker for the purchase of the board is always the user.

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