Bodyboarding, also known as Boogieboarding is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard on the crest, face or curl of a wave towards the shore using swim fins for additional propulsion and control while riding the wave.
The bodyboard is a short, rectangular piece of hydrodynamic foam, sometimes containing a short graphite rod within the core. There are three ways of riding a bodyboard prone, dropknee, or stand-up. Prone riding is riding the wave on your stomach. Dropknee is when one places one fin forward flat on the front of the deck and with the opposing knee on the bottom end of the board with his fin dragging behind in the water. Stand-up consists of standing upright on the board and performing tricks on the face of the wave as well as in the air.
Bodyboarding requires coordination and balance. The prone method is described here under bodyboarding. Stretches for the stand-up method are described under surfing.
Prone bodyboarding involves: head, cervical, thoracic and lumbar extension, thoracolumbar rotation, sacroiliac flexion, scapula retraction, shoulder flexion and extension, elbow flexion and extension, wrist flexion, hip extension, knee flexion and extension, ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.