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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) the sport of surfing using a bodyboard
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(ˈbɒd iˌbɔr dɪŋ, -ˌboʊr-)

the water sport of surfing on a short surfboard (bod′y•board′) on which the surfer lies prone or kneels.
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The International Surfing Association (ISA), a worldwide group for bodysurfing, acquainted instructive courses with increment the prominence of bodyboarding. With the media viewership of watersport trade shows such as Surf Expo, The Boardroom Show, and The Action Expo, bodyboard is becoming a popular sport among individuals across countries.
One of us would be combing for shells while the two bedraggled, battered and saltier ones were surfing, bodyboarding and booting a rugby ball into a flawless blue sky.
Dylan McWilliams, 20, was bodyboarding in the ocean off Kauai on Thursday, when what he believed to be a tiger shark between six and eight feet (around two meters) long chomped him on the leg, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.
A FAMILY holiday to France descended into tragedy when a former Coventry rugby star drowned while bodyboarding in the ocean.
Adrien Dubosc, 30, was bodyboarding off a beach where watersports were banned when a shark savaged his leg and groin.
A man who was bodyboarding in a restricted water area suffered a fatal shark attack on Reunion Island.
Other activities on offer at Surf Snowdonia include stand up paddle boarding, bodyboarding, the exciting Crash & Splash obstacle course and catapult blob (age 12+).
She is also the CEO of Qwikon and a board member of Best Day Foundation, an organisation that helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and others.
The sandy beach in front of the apartments with its lighthouse perched on the rock outcrop is ideal for surfing, bodyboarding and kitesurfing, while the path running alongside is made for cycling, running and walking.
I like art, swimming, after-school yoga class, and bodyboarding in the summer.