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The Bodyboard Manual Book


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For orders over £75, we now deliver free of charge to all mainland UK addresses – Yeeha! (Excluding the Scottish Highlands and the various islands around the UK – sorry guys). Free deliveries will arrive within 2-3 working days.

If you need your kit sooner why not use our express next day delivery service for just £10.50? Simply give us a delivery address when ordering online, making sure someone can accept and sign for your parcel at this destination. Using your work address is usually a good idea. 

**We unfortunately can't deliver on Saturdays **

International Orders

Unfortunately we can't extend this offer to the other European destinations we currently serve due to the much higher costs involved, but we have subsidised the applicable click here.


We aim to pack and ship orders within one working day subject to stock levels. You can check the availability of the items you wish to buy as you browse the store.


We send all our smaller parcels out in fully recycled mailing bags and use Royal Mail and UPS couriers to dispatch them for us. Boards are packaged snugly in specially designed Recycled Eco-Friendly Bodyboard-Depot boxes so they are delivered safe and sound.

So go place your order

International Postage

Please see the table below for an example of our shipping rates to Europe.  If you can't see your country here please use the Shipping Estimate Calculator in the Shopping Cart.  Alternatively please contact us on 01929 558278 for a delivery quote.

Country  Cost
  Highlands & Islands £15
  Channel Islands £25
  Ireland  £25
  France £25
  Germany £25
  Portugal £23.50
  Spain £25
  Italy £25


Firstly, you need to know what to do if you change your mind. And it's okay to change your mind you know. We all make rash purchases from time to time, and it's an easy situation to remedy. If you decide you want to cancel your order before we have dispatched it, all you need to do is notify us by telephone on 01929 558278. We will then cancel your order and issue you with a full refund for the cost of the products and the original shipping charge.

If you decide to cancel your order after we have dispatched it, all you need to do is notify us by e-mail as soon as possible (and certainly no later than seven working days after the date of delivery). You must then return the products unused and at your own expense using an insured delivery service. You should obtain proof of posting in case of loss or damage en route to us. When we receive the products back we will cancel your order and issue you with a full refund for the cost of the products and the original shipping charge.

What happens if a product subsequently develops a fault? The answer depends on whether or not the product came with a manufacturer’s warranty (indicated, where applicable, on the product description page). If so, we will provide assistance in the form of spares, repair or replacement for the duration of the warranty period. Misuse and normal wear and tear are not covered.

In all cases where a product develops a fault, you should notify us as soon as possible. You must then return the faulty item to us for inspection, initially at your own expense (we will refund you once we receive the product and confirm that it is faulty). You should use an insured delivery service and obtain proof of posting in case of loss or damage en route to us. When we receive the product we will inspect it and decide how best to assist you. In some cases we will fix the problem ourselves, but we reserve the right to involve the manufacturer directly if necessary. In all cases we will cover the return shipping cost.

If you have any questions or comments about the cancellation and returns information provided above, please do not hesitate to contact us. The above information is a rewritten extract from our formal terms and conditions.

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Own this definitive guide to bodyboarding and discover all there is to know about the most exciting and accessible water sport on the planet! In it's fifth edition, this handy manual includes riding tips and dream destination low-downs for bodyboarders of all abilities. Written by Bodyboard-Depot owner Rob Barber!


  • The Bodyboard Manual includes up-to-date info about travel agencies and websites
  • Advice about surf camps, bodyboard schools and shops to buy the best kit
  • Tips and advice from the world's top bodyboarders, rip just like them
  • Beginners sections covering basic equipment, technique, safety and swell forecasting
  • Intermediate and advanced sections on busting sick tricks and maneuvers
  • Bodyboard wave guide to explore locations for epic shredding action
  • Advice on how to warm up and get the most out of every session



Whether you're a complete beginner or an air-busting shredder The Bodyboard Manual will help take your bodyboarding to the next level.

It includes a stack of quality imagery taken by the best photographers in the biz, including Sacha Specker, Ray Collins, Tim Jones, Rod Owen, Mike Searle, Tim McKenna, Andy Lawrence, Tom Young, Matt Hawken, Russell Ord and Mickey Smith.

We've packed it full of all the knowledge that we've gained from 25 years in the sport. At the Bodyboard-Depot we live, breath and sleep bodyboarding and hope that it comes through with plenty of action packed instruction.

If you're thinking of joining one of our Bodyboarding lessons this is a great way to get a good heads up of some of the techniques that we will teach you.



The Bodyboard Manual Book
Info Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Orca Publications; 5th edition (31 July 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0956789358
ISBN-13: 978-0956789358
Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.6 x 0.6 cm