Bodyboarding is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the ride the waves, bodyboarding can turn dangerous if you are not prepared.

Safety Checklist

  • Always bodyboard between the red and yellow flags
  • Tell someone you are going bodyboarding
  • Bodyboard with a mate
  • Always wear your leash
  • Hold onto it and float if you get into trouble
  • Check your equipment
  • Be aware of rip currents
  • Check weather conditions
  • Wear the right wetsuit
  • Consider other water users
  • Call 999 in case of emergency and ask for the coastguard
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