Crescent and bat tails: the most common types of bodyboard tails

There's a lot of science behind a bodyboard, and there will always be various kinds of boards for different types of waves and riders. Tails are one of the most important features in a bodyboard.

Surf shops often showcase dozens of bodyboards and, sometimes, they all look too identical. However, if you observe closely you'll find that there are two main types of tails: crescent and bat tails.

But how do tails work? Bodyboards don't have fins, so the tail area is responsible for stabilizing the board in the most critical moments and maneuvers - 360s, carving turns, airs, etc.

Movement Magazine: returning with Ben Player after a four-year hiatus

Movement Magazine is back after a four-year hiatus. Ben Player, Tyge Landa, and their crew are looking forward to wipe the dust off the desk.

The iconic Australian bodyboarding publication announced its return to the shelves with Jason Finlay on the cover, an exclusive Mitch Rawlins Q&A, secret waves in Scotland, and interviews with Dave Winchester, Lewy Finnegan, Mike Stewart, Amaury Lavernhe.

The new Movement Magazine will also feature a profile with renowned photographer Chris Burkard and a group chat with the likes of Creed McTaggart, Kai Neville, and Craig Anderson about their thoughts on bodyboarding.

Davo Fever: a French veteran in the free bodyboarding world | Photo: Davo Fever Facebook

Davo Fever is not a professional bodyboarder. But, despite being out of the world tour arena, he is always chasing the best waves on the planet.

You have probably never heard of Davo Fever. He is 37 years-old and started catching his first waves when he was 14. Fever lives in Brittany, in the northwest of France, and he has no doubts that bodyboarding changed his life.

Fever is, however, a well-known name in the French bodyboarding scene. He competed in a few national events - including the Annaelle Challenge - and released several quality video clips.