In the world of watersports, one question dominates – is bodyboarding easier than surfing? Yes, it absolutely is because you’re catching waves while laying down instead of standing up. And you can paddle a bodyboard with your arms and legs. With surfboards, you can only use your arms.
Bodyboarding vs surfing – what’s the difference? When you bodyboard, you’re catching waves while laying on a smaller board. You stand up on a longer board to surf. Bodyboards allow you to paddle with your arms and legs. With surfboards, you can only use your arms. And finally, surfing requires better balance, physical strength, and coordination than bodyboarding.