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# 247975 5-Mar-2019 20:07
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I am after replacements from our cheapie family boogie boards now my kids are getting a bit older. 


Is there anything worth knowing, any recommendations etc?


Kids are small 7 and 9 and we have 2 medium sized adults.







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  # 2197159 13-Mar-2019 11:19
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The warehouse is having a bit of a sale on Boogie boards. (Bodyboards )


Rash vests are a must if they spend any amount of time in the water with these things.


Dont get cloth covered ones, or any that have a non-slick coating underneath.


A slight upward tilt / curve on the front 1/3 or 1/4


Make sure the kids are ALWAYS tethered.


And to the boogie board as well ....


I havent managed to bust one yet, and neither have my kids - short of jumping on them in a pool .


Mines a 40" board, I'm 75 kg, so that is adequate for the like of Piha, etc. Will support 2 people as I found out when a swimmer got caught in a rip, and had to hold both our weights while the IRB surf rescue boat came around.





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  # 2239108 16-May-2019 13:44
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Make sure everyone uses fins when using the body boards!


Makes it easier to catch the waves but also much safer.


I was a life guard at a surf beach and saw many people/kids get into trouble and having to be rescued because they weren't using fins with the boards.




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  # 2239181 16-May-2019 14:39
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We have three of the Scott brand - purchased from Rebel (part of the Briscoes group, so wait for sale pricing!).


We do a lot of boogie boarding on the Kapiti coast and I can' recommend these highly enough. We've had these for over 4 years and they ride really well, are really well built and take a battering. And they don't warp in the sun like the cheap warehouse ones we had before.


I'm 5'7" and use the 41" size, but also happily use the smaller 40" size (Wahine branding).

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  # 2239185 16-May-2019 14:45
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I'd recommend getting a slightly more expensive brand than the standard Warehouse ones - they also carry the more expensive ones which are good, so don't think I'm being anti-TWH). 




I bought my two boys (12 & 14) new Boards at Christmas and got them from Rebel - paid about $70 each on sale. They're better quality than the $40 ones we had from TWH, but nt nearly as good as the old $300 Scott one that I have which has lasted around 10 years and still looks as good as it did new. 




Things to look out for are bits that are stuck on the board. like the rails glued on instead of the board being one-piece. They eventually come off and look scruffy and expose the core of the board. 




I agree - get fins (also available at TWH or Rebel cheaply) as these make the boarding safer and more fun. 


Most of all - make sure the tethers (leashes) will fit and stay on their wrists...I have a curly cord one and it's infinitely better than the ones that came with the kids' boards - but theirs fit and have a plastic sheath so they don't tangle - so that's all good. 


THESE are quite good and similar to what we got the boys. 



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  # 2239208 16-May-2019 15:19
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Thanks for bringing up this topic, also been meaning to look to get the kids a boogie board. 




Warehouse has some cheap ones going for under $5.


Picked up three, lets see how long they last.

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  # 2239429 16-May-2019 18:13
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Thanks for bringing up this topic, also been meaning to look to get the kids a boogie board. 




Warehouse has some cheap ones going for under $5.


Picked up three, lets see how long they last.


They'll blister, warp or snap in the first week. Then they'll clog the landfill.

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