How To Choose A Bodyboard

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Here are general guidelines; there can be exceptions to this bodyboard size chart.



Board Length

6’3”- 6

200-250 lb

42- 43”

6’- 6’3”

170-200 lb


5’7”- 6”

150-170 lb


5’4”- 5’7”

130-150 lb


5’- 5’4”

100-130 lb


4’8”- 5”

80-100 lb

38- 39”

There are two types of bodyboard riding: prone and dropknee. The shape of the bodyboard is totally different for the two different types of riding. There are also hybrid bodyboard shapes that combine the two types.

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