- 26 August 2013 | Bodyboarding
Bodyboarding was born in the United States of America. From California to Hawaii, the country of Tom Morey and Mike Stewart offers a collection of pristine bodyboarding spots.
USA has 14 Atlantic Ocean states, five Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico states, eight Great Lake states, and one Arctic Ocean state. This means, there are waves everywhere for all styles and tastes.
T-Street is one of the most popular bodyboarding spots in California. Located in the San Clemente area, T-Street is very consistent throughout the year, and you can drop in epic wave rides in mid-to-high tides. Main Peak, Cropley', and Beach House are the main spots. During summer, it's spongers' paradise due to blackball.
Newport Wedge is a must. A passionate bodyboarder should ride this Californian spot, at least once in his life. The Wedge is dangerous, steep, heavy and brutal on its best days. Pure refraction and backwash for adrenaline addicts.
Salt Creek and its three options - The Point, Middles and Gravels - are usually very crowded, but you can't get anything better between Huntington Beach and Oceanside. With the right south/northwest swell you can easily get barreled at Gravels.
Lido Beach, on the East Coast, is the best bodyboarding spot in New York's Long Island. Fast rides, hollow barrels and edgy corners that will get you airborne.
Jenks, is one the best wedges available on the Jersey Shore. Home to US bodyboarding contests, Jenks will certainly improve your skills and maneuvers with its fast and demanding wave faces.
The Seven Mile Miracle is Hawaii's most famous gem box. A short bike ride between Haleiwa and Velzyland will present you with the most complete set of volcano island wave riding jewelry pieces.
Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu, is probably the best bodyboarding spot in the entire planet. Perfect, fast and heavy, Pipe is the ultimate test for a committed bodyboarder. With southeast winds and west/northwest/north swells, it's a stunning force of nature.
Off-the-Wall and Backdoor are separated by a channel, but will deliver different boogie experiences. The first spot is a challenging close-out for experts and the second one can be a heavier alternative to Pipe dreams.
The Waimea Shorey can be a suicidal experience. Bodyboarders gave it a go before anyone else, but it is still a dangerous place for human beings. Log Cabins, with its razor sharp reef, offers a shifty peak with close-out properties.
Sandy Beach is considered the daily training ground for local and international bodyboarders. The left and right-handers of Gas Chambers, Middles, Cobbles and Pipe Littles are dominated by spongers.
Maui is the windiest island of Hawaii, and also the kingdom of right-handers. Honolua Bay is a power bodyboarding spot for tube riding lovers and skilled aerialists, while Kahului Harbor boosts can be perfect spongers' heaven when it's fired up. Churches is a must for ramp fanatics.