Spiral arm leash included, attach using one hand. Wax the board before use.
Polypropylene (PP) core adapted to powerful waves. Shaped by hand.
Side channels on the bottom + 50/50 rails. Shaped by hand.
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How to choose your bodyboard size
The size of the bodyboard directly influences its stability and ease of handling. It must be suited to the size of its user. As such, this bodyboard is designed for riders weighing between 145 and 185 lbs and between 5'7" and 6'1" tall. A bodyboard that is too small will not float enough so you will miss waves. A bodyboard that is too big will be difficult to handle.
Refer to the size chart online or in store to help you choose.
At OLAIAN we design bodyboarding products according to your level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
We use the following definitions:
- Beginner: Rides green and broken waves <30"; is learning to steer in the waves; does not duck dive (diving under the wave).
- Intermediate: Rides waves up to 5"; is in control of their line and can do a few tricks (360°, El Rollo, etc.).
- Advanced: Rides all types of waves and successfully lands all kinds of tricks, even aerials: ARS, 360°, inverts, barrels, etc.
NB: We recommend the use of fins for all levels.
Construction suited to all types of conditions: Advanced level.
This bodyboard is the sturdiest in the range and is designed for all types of waves. Its construction uses the best materials available on the market. It features a high-density woven Surlyn slick (HDPE), a polypropylene foam core (denser than the 100 and 500 bodyboards) and a composite stringer. This construction provides the best possible responsiveness and strength.
This board has been shaped by hand to guarantee its quality.
NB: In cold water, the board will seem stiffer.
Correct positioning on the bodyboard.
The nose bumpers help your hands grasp it with just the right amount of grip during maneuvers.
As you catch the wave, both hands are placed at the front.
To go left, keep your left hand at the front (hand, elbow and shoulder aligned, with your upper arm at 90° to your forearm) and move your right hand back down rail until it is level with your hip. Position your left leg in line with the left rail to maintain your direction.
Do the opposite to go right.
Tips to avoid irritation and for a good grip on the board.
While riding the wave, this bodyboard is used lying down. It is important to wear a long-sleeved UV protection top or wetsuit to avoid irritation on the belly and arms.
For a good grip on the bodyboard, it is recommended to apply wax (available to purchase separately in the surfing aisle) to the deck, particularly on the front of the board where you put your hands, on the sides, and under your belly. Reapply every session.
This bodyboard is designed to be used with fins.
This bodyboard is designed to be used with fins in all types of waves. It is therefore designed for a water level above your hips. We recommend 500 fins or RIP asymmetric fins.
Safety rules and behavior in the water - Part 1.
Bodyboarding is a fantastic sport that requires certain fundamental rules to be followed for the enjoyment and safety of all.
1- Ask about and observe the characteristics of the spot: current, rocks, influence of the tide, wave size, number of people in the water, etc.
2- Do not overestimate your skills and choose an easier spot if the conditions exceed your abilities.
3- Use suitable equipment: Leash, fins and board in good condition, suitable wetsuit.
Safety rules and behavior in the water - Part 2.
4- Follow the wave priority rules: Priority is given to whoever is closest to where the wave is breaking.
5- Go around the surfing area as you paddle out to the break to avoid getting in another rider's way.
6- Use fins if the water level is higher than your hips.
7- If you are not using fins, it is recommended to stay in the safe swimming area, ask the lifeguards present at the spot.
8- Ride with friends.
Do not leave out in direct heat.
When not in use, do not expose your bodyboard to direct sunlight or temperatures above 86°F.
As such, protect your bodyboard by putting it in a bag, under a beach umbrella, in the shade or under a light-colored towel, so that it does not warm up.
Avoid leaving it in a car in direct sunlight.
If the board is exposed to excessive heat, blisters or bubbles could form, or the board could even warp.
40": 39.8" x 19.7" x 2"
42": 41.7" x 23.2" x 2.1"
45": 44.9" x 24" x 2.2"
OLAIAN is the new Decathlon brand devoted to surfing, bodyboarding and skimboarding. This Basque-sounding name is inspired by the universe of our development center in Hendaye, in the Basque Country. It is the contraction of OLA, as OLATU means wave and IAN, a Basque suffix meaning “inside”. At OLAIAN, we see a potential playground in every wave and we want each person to be able to improve while enjoying themselves, regardless of their surroundings and their environment.