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also bod·y-board (bŏd′ē-bôrd′)
A very short surfboard, typically having a straight front end and no fins and ridden by lying on one's chest.
intr.v. bod·y·board·ed, bod·y·board·ing, bod·y·boards also bod·y-board·ed or bod·y-board·ing or bod·y-boards
To surf on a bodyboard.

bod′y·board′er n.
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(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a surfboard that is shorter and blunter than the standard board and on which the surfer lies rather than stands. Also called: boogie board
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Height restriction: At least 107cm tall to ride a bodyboard, and at least 132cm tall to stand up surf.
With our bodyboards and wet suits safely stowed in the boot, we had decided to check out the waves for the day at Manorbier beach in West Wales.
At the entrance of the text ("With bodyboard poised/ My sun-brown self stands on tiptoe where the swells rise"), the pattern changes to an afterbeat triplet pattern with open intervals and octaves in the bass.
Wesley Fischer, winner of the first International Flowboarding Championships (IFC) 2009 and Billy Tennant, who dominates the South African competitive bodyboard scene and is a member of the South African IFC team, were visiting the Bahrain City Centre facility to coach its trainers - who now stage popular surf lessons at the academy - and put on a series of Eid displays for visitors and fans.
The teamcomprised Wesley Fischer, winner of the first International FlowboardingChampionships (IFC) held in 2009; Billy Tennant who dominates the South Africancompetitive bodyboard scene and is a member of the South African IFC team; MattLammers, who has been on a board since he was 13 with his roots in wakeboardingand Marta Jekot.
Emily Jordan (21) from Trimpley, who died whilst riding rapids on a bodyboard in New Zealand
If someone happened to answer his knock, he told the person that he was looking for the owner of a bodyboard that he bad found on the beach.
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