It’s also known as boogie boarding, which is the same as bodyboarding but maybe takes itself a bit less seriously; some find the term offensive. Other vaguely derogatory epithets include spongers, lids, speedbumps, dick-draggers, fanny-draggers, etc. Why? Because there’s no arguing with the man in the tube. Why not? That awkward moment when you’re talking to a girl and she asks if you surf, and you say, ‘yes… well, I mean, technically I bodyboard, but… wait, where are you going? Don’t leave! Where? Numbers have dwindled since the bodyboard boom of the ‘90s, but strongholds remain in the Canaries, the Basque Country, Portugal, and one or two other places where bodyboarding is still considered an OK activity for adults to partake in. Who? Mike Stewart is widely acknowledged as the greatest bodyboarder ever, and is a pretty rad dude by any standards.
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