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Old 05-10-2006   #1
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Anyone bodyboarder out there?

I just got back from Oahu vacation and I'm having serious wave dt's!!! Does anyone out there bodyboard CO rivers, I've heard it's done. I know it's cold and all, but I've swam all to often in a kayak so I know what I'm in for there. If anyone has done it any beta or tips on how to ride a wave that aint moving would be most appeciated. Hell, let's go and I'll buy the beer!
ps- if anyone cares the waves at Makapu'u were breakin at 12'+ for two days after the Tonga earthquake-----just SICK!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-10-2006   #2
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I like to bodyboard standing waves. Do a little down river ocassionally. I have been using an elemenohpe ocean board for a couple of years for surfing. It has dual stringers so it is pretty rigid. Rode a RockyMountainRiverboard a couple of weeks ago. Nice ride for down river and bigger waves. hit me up to go shralp...

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Old 05-10-2006   #3
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I have a ripboard which is made in colorado which is really nice when you want some protection from the rocks. My suggestion is if you want to just surf at play parks a boogie board that you would use on the ocean would be fine but if you plan on running rivers to get a serious river board because you will want the upper body protection. check out the website

it has a lot of good info.

riverboarding is truly whitewater at face level. My best advice is to try and kayak or raft a section of river first before using your river board. Its hard to read the lines and know whats around the corner when your several inches above the water. Also make sure you have a really good pair of Fins.

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Old 05-10-2006   #4
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I saw guys in Golden last year with the river boards. It looked like they were having fun. I bet it would be fun to try it. As a kayaker, it does seem to me that kayaking would be more fun in colorado rivers and offer more surf and play opportunities though.
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