≡ Menu

Make Yourself Into a Surfboard: Bodysurfing!

bodysurfing-maui-flickr-cc-Steve-Isaacs

Oahu, and the other Hawaiian islands have amazing and almost non-stop wave-action going on. Waves are nearly continually breaking somewhere on each island.

For the first year and a half or so I only bodyboarded. Bodyboarding was the biggest rush once I learned how to ride 4+ foot waves. I had heard about bodysurfing but didn’t really care for the longest time. What could be fun about swimming with a wave? Would that be better than bodyboarding? I didn’t think so.

Finally I tried it. I don’t know how I ended up without a bodyboard on the windward side of Oahu one time – but I did. Probably I lent my board to someone that was having a hell of a lot of fun while I watched. I decided I’d try bodysurfing.

It took about 20 tries to get something going which was a bit depressing. For surfing down a wave with your body the waves should be rolling in rather fast. On the northeast side, they are usually a bit choppy and bodysurfing the shore-break is no fun at all. Someone at Sandy Beach will tell you that! (wicked shorebreaks at Sandy’s).

A, D mark Point Panic - a great bodysurfing spot on Oahu, Hawaii just west of Ala Moana Park

A, D mark Point Panic - a great bodysurfing spot on Oahu, Hawaii just west of Ala Moana Park. Google map.

Nobody can stand on you, you won’t be that much like a surfboard… but no matter. You can have a lot of fun bodysurfing yourself in small 2-4 foot waves.

Bodysurfing is the closest thing you can get to communing directly with the ocean. It’s better than soulsurfing a long board and hanging ten. It’s heaps of fun!

Here’s a great video of bodysurfers at a bodysurfer exclusive beach on Oahu called, Point Panic. As usual there are guys there with boards because nobody seems to care what the signs say.

Aloha!

Vern

Want to Move to Hawaii?

The new book is about Moving to Hawaii in 2012. It is a book by Vern Lovic and is for sale at Amazon books, as well as here at this site. This book covers all Hawaiian islands: Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, and mentions Molokai and Lanai

A new digital book covering moving to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island.

Buy below to get any of these formats – PDF, Epub, Amazon Kindle format, LRF (for Sony readers), PDB (Palm Doc).

Buy “Moving to Hawaii 2012″ by Clicking Here
(Top Photo: Flickr.com user, Steve Isaacs, creative commons)

About the author: Aloha! I’m “Vern”. I created this site to focus on Hawaii – all the islands – Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and Lanai and Kahoolawe when I can find information on them. I love living in Hawaii, and I think you would too. I hope you come away with something positive as a result of visiting Aim for Awesome. Feel free to add comments or contact me through email. All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+. Best of Life to You in 2013 – Aloha!

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment