HAPPY BODYBOARDING NEW YEAR from BODYBOARD HQ

Well, that time of the year has come as we pass into 2012.

I would personally like to thank every single customer who has again trusted in our knowledge and integrity to get you on the very best bodyboarding equipment going. As i have said before, without you guys, we are nothing.

It has been a tough year for Bodyboard HQ with a lot of competition springing up which has put us under a lot of pressure. However, with your support we have kept our heads high above the water. Thanks to you, we can continue the good work. I never set Bodyboard HQ up to monopolise the industry, i worked hard at it as i believed in it and the sport needed a place where it could get the best kit and advice. Sucess came through endless hours of hard work but i still love getting people sorted. What a great job.
Competition can be good if used as a springboard to newer and better things. I have learnt so much this year and thanks to Chris and Graig at the shop I have been able to get more involved in other aspects of the sport. (guys, you have been a godsend)

This year we increased the size of our team and continue to try and give more underground riders some recognition for their talent. We sponsored the biggest event of the year, the British national’s bodyboarding competition. We brought in new kit and magazines direct from Australia to offer something different. This is only the start of what we have planned for the future…..

A few people have asked us “why have you not gone to a shopping cart website?” The answer is pretty simple. Bodyboard HQ could easily get someone to build a add to cart website but I personally believe that having real contact with every single customer is the best way to make sure that they are getting the best service. They know exactly what size is right for them, when it will show up and even have a bit of a chat about bodyboarding all at the same time. Sure, we may loose a few customers who like the convenience of shopping out of hours but we gain great customer relations and many good friends on the way. We make a commitment to be “Open for business” and to be there to answer your call.

So what will 2012 bring? Keep an eye on our facebook pages for the newest kit and a few surprises too. We are working on some new projects that should be great for the sport of bodyboarding in the UK. One thing for sure is we will be here to give you the very best, unbiased advice and service you will find.

In-between times we’ll be putting in some quality surf time and gorging ourselves on the IBA live tour footage, haha. How good was that in 2011?

It makes me proud to be a bodyboarder and part of the worldwide bodyboarding family.

Have an excellent new years and I hope you all have a fruitful and positive 2012.
Thanks again
Dave Heard (Owner, BODYBOARD HQ)

Bodyboarding tube ride

Bodyboarding tube ride, the best view in the world!

SCIENCE DAMIAN PRISK 2012 bodyboards coming end of january

After the Sucess of British bodyboarding champion Damian Prisk, Bodyboard HQ is proud to announce that we will have the new stock of Damian’s signature model board from Mike Stewart Science bodyboards. The UK shipment of Science is due to dock in the last week of January.

We quickly ran out of Damians boards last year so we are suggesting that those looking to get his board get in early or better still stick a deposit down and reserve one.

mike stewart science damian prisk bodyboard

Science Damian Prisk bodyboard 2012

This years 2012 Science Prisk comes in two colour combinations:
Silver deck, black rails and yellow slick
Silver deck, black rails and lime green slick

PE core Sizes will be:
39.5 – 40.5 – 41.5 – 42.25 in a PE core, one stringer and mesh.

The board will also come in a 3D core with one stringer, same colourways but not in the smallest size.
£30 or £40 deposit will secure you one of these great boards.

Give BODYBOARD HQ a call on 01209 844806 for more advice on if this board is right for you or to order.

Check out the is great little video of Damian Prisk to find out more about this great rider

Life Of Prisk from LifeVideos.co.uk on Vimeo .

STEALTH 2 BEN PLAYER BODYBOARDING FINS 2012 review – Price £39.95 free fin savers

Review: The Stealth bodyboard fins or swim fins are now widely regarded as one of the best fins going. There is basically no difference between these and the other colour ways. Just choose the colour that matches your board or wetsuit! Powerful and comfortable the Stealth 2 fins have picked up from where the Churchill fins left off. Stealth fins tend to have a bit of a wider fit so suit the use of fins with socks rather than without (unless you have a wider foot)
They work well in the water, lots of thrust and power and do not tax the ankles too much. It is important that you get good sound advice before purchasing as there are often gaps in the sizing of stealth fins, for example some riders with size 9 1/2 to 10 feet (44) struggle to get a comfortable fit. We can help you with that here at BODYBOARD HQ as we have sold thousands of fins, mail order too with very few returns.
All in all a great fin and the choice of most of our team riders. We let them choose and the Stealth 2 comes up trumps

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Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins

Features and technical data:
*Straight Angled Blades (Stealth S.02 straight angled blades bring together the elements of maximum power in the motion of kicking through the water and the ideal aesthetic for technical style when riding)
*S.02 Rubber Compound (100% floating Malaysian rubber team tested durometer tested for best possible performance comfort and durability)
*Blade Rail Ridges (The 3 blade rail ridges maximizes the transfer of energy from foot pocket to the blade by evenly dispersing the foots kinetic energy resulting in a more powerful and comfortable thrust)
*Jet Vents (Jet vents prevent the build up of sand and debris in the foot pocket ensuring constant comfort when kicking through the water the flow of water through the vacuum jet vents increases thrust efficiency)
*Angled Rails (The Stealth S.02 angled rails create maximum thrust efficiency and acts as the source of strength and stability throughout the entire fin whilst kicking through the water
*Asymmetric Foot Pocket (Ergonomically designed asymmetric foot pockets focused on sustaining the ideal balance of comfort and security through the entire foot pocket during extended periods of time in the all water climates)
*Secure Ankle Straps (Natural rubber ankle straps to keep the fin comfortably fastened to your foot when in use in all surf conditions)
*Free NMD fin strings fin savers

Sizes available to fit a 3mm sock:
•S – 3/4
•MS – 5/6
•M – 6/8
•ML – 8/9
•L – 9/11

To order the above fins or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to all bodyboard HQ’s fins

Colours and models available:
Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins – grey/orange PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fins – blue/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins – Yellow/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Joe Clark bodyboarding fins – Orange/blue PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins – Mustard/black PRICE £39.95 free fin savers

STEALTH 2 PIERRE COSTES BODYBOARDING FINS 2012 review – Price £39.95 free fin savers

Review: The Stealth bodyboard fins or swim fins are now widely regarded as one of the best fins going. There is basically no difference between these and the other colour ways. Just choose the colour that matches your board or wetsuit! Powerful and comfortable the Stealth 2 fins have picked up from where the Churchill fins left off. Stealth fins tend to have a bit of a wider fit so suit the use of fins with socks rather than without (unless you have a wider foot)
They work well in the water, lots of thrust and power and do not tax the ankles too much. It is important that you get good sound advice before purchasing as there are often gaps in the sizing of stealth fins, for example some riders with size 9 1/2 to 10 feet (44) struggle to get a comfortable fit. We can help you with that here at BODYBOARD HQ as we have sold thousands of fins, mail order too with very few returns.
All in all a great fin and the choice of most of our team riders. We let them choose and the Stealth 2 comes up trumps

stealth 2 pierre costes bodyboard fins

Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fin

Features and technical data:
*Straight Angled Blades (Stealth S.02 straight angled blades bring together the elements of maximum power in the motion of kicking through the water and the ideal aesthetic for technical style when riding)
*S.02 Rubber Compound (100% floating Malaysian rubber team tested durometer tested for best possible performance comfort and durability)
*Blade Rail Ridges (The 3 blade rail ridges maximizes the transfer of energy from foot pocket to the blade by evenly dispersing the foots kinetic energy resulting in a more powerful and comfortable thrust)
*Jet Vents (Jet vents prevent the build up of sand and debris in the foot pocket ensuring constant comfort when kicking through the water the flow of water through the vacuum jet vents increases thrust efficiency)
*Angled Rails (The Stealth S.02 angled rails create maximum thrust efficiency and acts as the source of strength and stability throughout the entire fin whilst kicking through the water
*Asymmetric Foot Pocket (Ergonomically designed asymmetric foot pockets focused on sustaining the ideal balance of comfort and security through the entire foot pocket during extended periods of time in the all water climates)
*Secure Ankle Straps (Natural rubber ankle straps to keep the fin comfortably fastened to your foot when in use in all surf conditions)
*Free NMD fin strings fin savers

Sizes available to fit a 3mm sock:
•S – 3/4
•MS – 5/6
•M – 6/8
•ML – 8/9
•L – 9/11

To order the above fins or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to all bodyboard HQ’s fins

Colours and models available:
Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins – grey/orange PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fins – blue/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins – Yellow/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Joe Clark bodyboarding fins – Orange/blue PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins – Mustard/black PRICE £39.95 free fin savers

STEALTH 2 DAVE WINCHESTER BODYBOARDING FINS 2012 review – Price £39.95 free fin savers

Review: The Stealth bodyboard fins or swim fins are now widely regarded as one of the best fins going. There is basically no difference between these and the other colour ways. Just choose the colour that matches your board or wetsuit! Powerful and comfortable the Stealth 2 fins have picked up from where the Churchill fins left off. Stealth fins tend to have a bit of a wider fit so suit the use of fins with socks rather than without (unless you have a wider foot)
They work well in the water, lots of thrust and power and do not tax the ankles too much. It is important that you get good sound advice before purchasing as there are often gaps in the sizing of stealth fins, for example some riders with size 9 1/2 to 10 feet (44) struggle to get a comfortable fit. We can help you with that here at BODYBOARD HQ as we have sold thousands of fins, mail order too with very few returns.
All in all a great fin and the choice of most of our team riders. We let them choose and the Stealth 2 comes up trumps

Stealth 2 winchester bodyboard swimfins

Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins

Features and technical data:
*Straight Angled Blades (Stealth S.02 straight angled blades bring together the elements of maximum power in the motion of kicking through the water and the ideal aesthetic for technical style when riding)
*S.02 Rubber Compound (100% floating Malaysian rubber team tested durometer tested for best possible performance comfort and durability)
*Blade Rail Ridges (The 3 blade rail ridges maximizes the transfer of energy from foot pocket to the blade by evenly dispersing the foots kinetic energy resulting in a more powerful and comfortable thrust)
*Jet Vents (Jet vents prevent the build up of sand and debris in the foot pocket ensuring constant comfort when kicking through the water the flow of water through the vacuum jet vents increases thrust efficiency)
*Angled Rails (The Stealth S.02 angled rails create maximum thrust efficiency and acts as the source of strength and stability throughout the entire fin whilst kicking through the water
*Asymmetric Foot Pocket (Ergonomically designed asymmetric foot pockets focused on sustaining the ideal balance of comfort and security through the entire foot pocket during extended periods of time in the all water climates)
*Secure Ankle Straps (Natural rubber ankle straps to keep the fin comfortably fastened to your foot when in use in all surf conditions)
*Free NMD fin strings fin savers

Sizes available to fit a 3mm sock:
•S – 3/4
•MS – 5/6
•M – 6/8
•ML – 8/9
•L – 9/11

To order the above fins or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to all bodyboard HQ’s fins

Colours and models available:
Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins – grey/orange PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fins – blue/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins – Yellow/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Joe Clark bodyboarding fins – Orange/blue PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins – Mustard/black PRICE £39.95 free fin savers

STEALTH 2 JAKE STONE BODYBOARDING FINS 2012 review – Price £39.95 free fin savers

Review: The Stealth bodyboard fins or swim fins are now widely regarded as one of the best fins going. There is basically no difference between these and the other colour ways. Just choose the colour that matches your board or wetsuit! Powerful and comfortable the Stealth 2 fins have picked up from where the Churchill fins left off. Stealth fins tend to have a bit of a wider fit so suit the use of fins with socks rather than without (unless you have a wider foot)
They work well in the water, lots of thrust and power and do not tax the ankles too much. It is important that you get good sound advice before purchasing as there are often gaps in the sizing of stealth fins, for example some riders with size 9 1/2 to 10 feet (44) struggle to get a comfortable fit. We can help you with that here at BODYBOARD HQ as we have sold thousands of fins, mail order too with very few returns.
All in all a great fin and the choice of most of our team riders. We let them choose and the Stealth 2 comes up trumps

Stealth 2 jake stone bodyboard fins

Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins

Features and technical data:
*Straight Angled Blades (Stealth S.02 straight angled blades bring together the elements of maximum power in the motion of kicking through the water and the ideal aesthetic for technical style when riding)
*S.02 Rubber Compound (100% floating Malaysian rubber team tested durometer tested for best possible performance comfort and durability)
*Blade Rail Ridges (The 3 blade rail ridges maximizes the transfer of energy from foot pocket to the blade by evenly dispersing the foots kinetic energy resulting in a more powerful and comfortable thrust)
*Jet Vents (Jet vents prevent the build up of sand and debris in the foot pocket ensuring constant comfort when kicking through the water the flow of water through the vacuum jet vents increases thrust efficiency)
*Angled Rails (The Stealth S.02 angled rails create maximum thrust efficiency and acts as the source of strength and stability throughout the entire fin whilst kicking through the water
*Asymmetric Foot Pocket (Ergonomically designed asymmetric foot pockets focused on sustaining the ideal balance of comfort and security through the entire foot pocket during extended periods of time in the all water climates)
*Secure Ankle Straps (Natural rubber ankle straps to keep the fin comfortably fastened to your foot when in use in all surf conditions)
*Free NMD fin strings fin savers

Sizes available to fit a 3mm sock:
•S – 3/4
•MS – 5/6
•M – 6/8
•ML – 8/9
•L – 9/11

To order the above fins or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to all bodyboard HQ’s fins

Colours and models available:
Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins – grey/orange PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fins – blue/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins – Yellow/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Joe Clark bodyboarding fins – Orange/blue PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins – Mustard/black PRICE £39.95 free fin savers

STEALTH 2 BLACK BODYBOARDING FINS 2012 review – Price £39.95 free fin savers

Review: The Stealth bodyboard fins or swim fins are now widely regarded as one of the best fins going. There is basically no difference between these and the other colour ways. Just choose the colour that matches your board or wetsuit! Powerful and comfortable the Stealth 2 fins have picked up from where the Churchill fins left off. Stealth fins tend to have a bit of a wider fit so suit the use of fins with socks rather than without (unless you have a wider foot)
They work well in the water, lots of thrust and power and do not tax the ankles too much. It is important that you get good sound advice before purchasing as there are often gaps in the sizing of stealth fins, for example some riders with size 9 1/2 to 10 feet (44) struggle to get a comfortable fit. We can help you with that here at BODYBOARD HQ as we have sold thousands of fins, mail order too with very few returns.
All in all a great fin and the choice of most of our team riders. We let them choose and the Stealth 2 comes up trumps

stealth 2  black bodyboarding swimfins

Stealth 2 black bodyboarding fins £39.95 from BODYBOARD HQ

Features and technical data:
*Straight Angled Blades (Stealth S.02 straight angled blades bring together the elements of maximum power in the motion of kicking through the water and the ideal aesthetic for technical style when riding)
*S.02 Rubber Compound (100% floating Malaysian rubber team tested durometer tested for best possible performance comfort and durability)
*Blade Rail Ridges (The 3 blade rail ridges maximizes the transfer of energy from foot pocket to the blade by evenly dispersing the foots kinetic energy resulting in a more powerful and comfortable thrust)
*Jet Vents (Jet vents prevent the build up of sand and debris in the foot pocket ensuring constant comfort when kicking through the water the flow of water through the vacuum jet vents increases thrust efficiency)
*Angled Rails (The Stealth S.02 angled rails create maximum thrust efficiency and acts as the source of strength and stability throughout the entire fin whilst kicking through the water
*Asymmetric Foot Pocket (Ergonomically designed asymmetric foot pockets focused on sustaining the ideal balance of comfort and security through the entire foot pocket during extended periods of time in the all water climates)
*Secure Ankle Straps (Natural rubber ankle straps to keep the fin comfortably fastened to your foot when in use in all surf conditions)
*Free NMD fin strings fin savers

Sizes available to fit a 3mm sock:
•S – 3/4
•MS – 5/6
•M – 6/8
•ML – 8/9
•L – 9/11

To order the above fins or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to all bodyboard HQ’s fins

Colours and models available:
Stealth 2 Ben Player bodyboarding fins – grey/orange PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Pierre Costes bodyboarding fins – blue/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Dave Winchester bodyboarding fins – Yellow/grey PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Joe Clark bodyboarding fins – Orange/blue PRICE £39.95 free fin savers
Stealth 2 Jake Stone bodyboarding fins – Mustard/black PRICE £39.95 free fin savers

NMD BASE BODYBOARD 2012 review – Price £129.95 free leash

Review: The NMD Base is one of the best bodyboards available for its price. A great bodyboard for someone who is looking for something a little more branded and is very similar to the Science seven 7. Included are some great features that make it stand out from other boards at its price. The template is a great all round shape and good for both drop knee DK and prone riding. We have sold variations of the Base for many years and time and time again we here great reports back from riders on how well it rides. Great for all types of surf and with the features that give the best performance and longevity. The NMD Base is ideal for the colder waters of northern Europe and a tough board to beat for its price. Pro model performance for £129.95

You will also get a free wrist or Bicep leash worth at Least £15

SPECS:
CORE: 2.4 pcf extruded PE
DECK: 8lb pcf open cell PE
SLICK: Surlyn
TAIL: Crescent
RAILS: 55/45
EXTRA FEATURES:
graduated channels, 2 x carbon fibre stringer, nose bulbs, nose and tail bumpers

SIZES:
36
38
40
41
42 Length, 21.5 width, 17.5 tail, 11.5 nose, 20 nose to widepoint
43
44

Colours available:

nmd base bodyboard colourways

NMD BASE COLOURS 2012

To order the above NMD BASE bodyboard or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to the bodyboard HQ NMD bodyboards page

NMD ELEMENT BODYBOARD 2012 review – Price £74.95

Review:
The NMD element is one of the best bodyboards under £80, a great starter bodyboard for someone who is looking for something a little more branded and is very similar to the Science Pipe stringer. Included are some great features that make it stand out from other boards at its price. The template is narrower than that of the Alder Assassin so less bouyant for the smaller days and for heavier riders. The template is very similar to that of the pro bodyboards like the NMD Base but lacks the Surlyn bottom, the more forgiving and flexible 8lb open cell deck and the nose and tail bumpers that add to the stregth and performance to the board. The board performs reasonably well in surf up to 4 feet with good speed and control but tends to be too flexible in anything above that size. If you are looking to spend under £80 on a bodyboard and want one of the top names in the business the NMD Element is defo worth consideration. Another tough board to beat under £90

SPECS:
CORE: 2.4 pcf extruded PE core
DECK: Wavedeck crosslinked pe
SLICK: HDPE
TAIL: Crescent
RAILS: 55/45
EXTRA FEATURES:
Graduated channels, carbon fibre stringer, thumb grips

SIZES:
36″ LENGTH,
38
40
41
42″ length, width 21.25, tail 18, nose 12, nose to widepoint 19.5
43
44

COLOURS:

nmd element bodyboard colours

NMD ELEMENT BODYBOARD COLOURS

To order the above NMD ELEMENT bodyboard or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to the bodyboard HQ NMD bodyboards page

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NMD Element bodyboard 2012

ALDER ASSASSIN BODYBOARD 2013 review – Price £59.95 (43 & 44″ £64.95)

Review: The Alder Assassin bodyboard is one of the very best boards in its class. Not only is it one of the strongest under £90 but it is also one of the most bouyant for its size. The Assassin has a PE core that also has an extra layer of higher density foam to add strength making it a lot stronger than many other PE core bodyboards using one stringer. Performance is great, check out the photos below to show how well they ride.

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Alder Assassin bodyboard 2012

Features and technical data: PE Crosslinked deck, 2.4 pcf PE core, double rails for extra strength, HDPE bottom skin with graduated channels

Dimensions based on 42 Alder Assassin:
LENGTH: 42″
NOSE: 12″
TAIL: 3/8″
WIDEPOINT: 22″
NOSE TO WIDEPOINT: 19 1/2″

Sizes available: 36-38-40-41-42-43-44
To order the above ALDER ASSASSIN bodyboard or for more free advice call BODYBOARD HQ on 01209 844806 (international 44 1209 844806)
Click HERE to go back to the bodyboard HQ £50 to £100 bodyboards page

Colours available: