11 Best Swim Fins For Bodyboarding

Updated on: May 2021

Best Swim Fins For Bodyboarding in 2021


Churchill Makapuu Swimfins, Surf Fins One Pair

Churchill Makapuu Swimfins, Surf Fins One Pair
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Kpaloa Swim fins Original America Bodyboarding (L)

Kpaloa Swim fins Original America Bodyboarding (L)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • High quality swim fins made with vulcanized rubber for maximum performance. Floats in salt water.
  • These swim fins are specially designed for water surface leg kicks, providing great acceleration and fluidity. Foot pocket made with ultra soft rubber for maximum comfort and blade made with medium hard rubber for maximum propulsion.
  • Great for all ages and all levels of atlhetes. From beginner to expert.
  • Recommended for bodyboarding and water rescue.
  • Available sizes: XS (US MEN 4.5 - 5.5 / US WOMEN 6.0 - 7.0); S (US MEN 6.0 - 7.0 / US WOMEN 7.5 - 8.5); M (US MEN 7.5 - 8.5 / US WOMEN 9.0 - 10.0); L (US MEN 9.0 - 10.5 / US WOMEN 10.5 - 12.0); XL (US MEN 11.0 - 12.5 / US WOMEN 13.0 - 14.0).

Churchill Makapuu Pro Swimfins -Black/Orange -L

Churchill Makapuu Pro Swimfins -Black/Orange -L
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Neoprene lined foot pocket for ultimate satisfaction
  • Fin tether & fin pad for extra softness and security when wearing your fins
  • Drainage hole for rocks and water to escape
  • Natural gum rubber foot pocket for ultimate comfort
  • Higher blend line to achieve a more powerful kick

DaFin Grey/Orange Swimfins - S

DaFin Grey/Orange Swimfins - S
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Color: Grey/Orange
  • Small (M: 5-6 / W: 6-7.5)
  • Can be worn on either foot
  • Floats in salt water
  • Great for all kinds of swimmers.

Hydro Tech 2 Bodyboard Fins Black Large

Hydro Tech 2 Bodyboard Fins Black Large
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Winner of the Australian Design Award
  • Designed to avoid the fin catching when bodyboarders ride in the dropknee position
  • Features 3 drain holes ensuring water & sand are quickly flushed
  • Contour Ankle strap designed to ensure maximum comfort
  • Asymmetrical design based on the body’s natural movement, designed to equally distributes the force around the foot

Kpaloa Swim fins Original Sideline Blue Bodyboarding (L)

Kpaloa Swim fins Original Sideline Blue Bodyboarding (L)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • High quality swim fins made with vulcanized rubber for maximum performance. Floats in salt water.
  • These swim fins are specially designed for water surface leg kicks, providing great acceleration and fluidity. Foot pocket made with ultra soft rubber for maximum comfort and blade made with medium hard rubber for maximum propulsion.
  • Great for all ages and all levels of atlhetes. From beginner to expert.
  • Recommended for bodyboarding and water rescue.
  • Available sizes: XS (US MEN 4.5 - 5.5 / US WOMEN 6.0 - 7.0); S (US MEN 6.0 - 7.0 / US WOMEN 7.5 - 8.5); M (US MEN 7.5 - 8.5 / US WOMEN 9.0 - 10.0); L (US MEN 9.0 - 10.5 / US WOMEN 10.5 - 12.0); XL (US MEN 11.0 - 12.5 / US WOMEN 13.0 - 14.0).

Kpaloa Swim fins Pro Model Waterman Bodysurf and Bodyboarding (M)

Kpaloa Swim fins Pro Model Waterman Bodysurf and Bodyboarding (M)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • High quality swim fins made with vulcanized rubber for maximum performance. Floats in salt water.
  • These swim fins are specially designed for water surface leg kicks, providing great acceleration and fluidity. Foot pocket made with ultra soft rubber for maximum comfort and blade made with medium hard rubber for maximum propulsion.
  • Great for all ages and all levels of atlhetes. From beginner to expert.
  • Recommended for bodyboarding and water rescue.
  • Available sizes: XS (US MEN 4.5 - 5.5 / US WOMEN 6.0 - 7.0); S (US MEN 6.0 - 7.0 / US WOMEN 7.5 - 8.5); M (US MEN 7.5 - 8.5 / US WOMEN 9.0 - 10.0); L (US MEN 9.0 - 10.5 / US WOMEN 10.5 - 12.0); XL (US MEN 11.0 - 12.5 / US WOMEN 13.0 - 14.0).

DaFin Zak Noyle Signature Swim Fin | Light Blue/Blue | ML | for Bodyboarding Bodysufing Snorkeling Diving Pool Training

DaFin Zak Noyle Signature Swim Fin | Light Blue/Blue | ML | for Bodyboarding Bodysufing Snorkeling Diving Pool Training
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Color: Light Blue/Blue
  • Medium-Large (M: 9-10 / W: 10-11.5)
  • Can be worn on either foot
  • Floats in salt water
  • Great for all kinds of swimmers.

Tribe T2 Swimfins for Youth Kids Women Men Snorkeling Bodyboarding Surfing and Swimming-Medium Navy/Aqua

Tribe T2 Swimfins for Youth Kids Women Men Snorkeling Bodyboarding Surfing and Swimming-Medium Navy/Aqua
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • FEATURE: Sleek and smooth profile for maximum hydrodynamic performance with very little drag
  • ACTIVITIES: Perfect for bodyboarding, body surfing, junior guards, swimming, snorkeling or diving.
  • COMFORT: Made of a soft, natural rubber for increased comfort with a soft heel strap.
  • DESIGN: Great thrust for the ocean or swimming pool. They float too! Toe drainage holes to get sand and shells out of your fin
  • SIZES: For kids to adults and all abilities. Great fit for kids!

DaFin Brian Keaulana Signature Swim Fin | Navy/Lime Green | XL | for Bodyboarding Bodysufing Snorkeling Diving Pool Training

DaFin Brian Keaulana Signature Swim Fin | Navy/Lime Green | XL | for Bodyboarding Bodysufing Snorkeling Diving Pool Training
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Color: Blue/Light Blue
  • X-Large (M: 13-14 / W: 14-16)
  • Can be worn on either foot
  • Floats in salt water
  • Great for all kinds of swimmers.

DORSAL Bodyboard Swimfins (Flippers) MD 8-9

DORSAL Bodyboard Swimfins (Flippers) MD 8-9
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • PHANTOM SWIMFINS - Unique orca tail design delivers stronger thrusts, faster speeds and better performance for body-surfers and boogie-boarders than standard dolphin style fins.
  • SUPERIOR COMFORT - Improved 100% gum rubber for a softer supple foot pocket and the best part, they float.
  • PERFORMANCE KICK- Improved higher knit line on the fins to advance a more rigid and powerful trust.
  • KICKING POWER - with the improved stiffer blades and triple ribs.
  • IMPROVED - Drainage hole at the toe of the fins for water rocks and sand to escape without stepping on the traditional center drain hole. The Dorsal Phantom Swim Fins are the perfect combination of comfort and power providing the ultimate solution for your swim fin needs.Sizing: X-Small 4-5?áSmall 6-7Medium?á8-9?áLarge?á10-11Extra Large?á12-13?á

New in Extreme Sports - Riverboarding - White Water Rafting Without the Raft

In New Zealand, the sport is known as white-water sledging. In Europe, they call it hydrospeed. In North America, it's called Riverboarding, and it is a cross between the bodyboarding done in oceans across the world and white water rafting, only without the raft.

In Riverboarding, a rider lies face down on a board, specially designed for staying afloat in non-salt water, and wears fins for the purposes of steering and pushing him or herself out of harm's way if the occasion should arise.

Riverboarding is more than just a sport though. It is used for purposes of rescue as well, usually with a rescuer secured by a line to a boat or object on the bank.

The development of Riverboarding for recreation is believed to have started in the latter part of the 1970s with French rafting guides who filled a burlap sack with life vests and rode it down the rapids. Not long after, a plastic board closer in design to a surf board was first crafted for riders. Plastic riverboards made their way around the world to New Zealand, where the sport became known as sledging and picked up in popularity.

The plastic riverboard wasn't the only option in the sport though. In Europe, riders also created a foam board. The foam board was slightly more buoyant, and was also safer in the case of two riders crashing into each other. In California, during the 80's, one Californian attempted riverboarding using bodyboards designed for the ocean. The fact that the board didn't float as well in the river water prompted Robert Carlson to create the Carlson Riverboard, a new kind of board with handles and a slick bottom. This board was thicker and floated better in river water.

Like surfers, riverboarders generally dress for warmth, wearing wetsuits, and, to guard against the shallow beds and rocky terrain of the river rapids, riders often wear helmets and pads.

Riverboarding has grown over the years, so that it now comprises almost a third of all whitewater tours in Europe, but it has yet to really catch on in the United States. With its popularity in other areas of the world, though, it is only a matter of time, especially with the kind of exposure the extreme sport is enjoying in the world of commercials. The Nissan Xterra featured two different commercials with riverboarders in the early 1990s, and Nike has also featured the sport.

Not all of us are brave enough face the rapids without a boat, or a guide. If that's you, maybe it will just be easier to read about it on this guy's blog at

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