Bodysurfing with a POD Handboard.
Place your hand in the natural swimming position and strap it on firmly, pointing your fingers towards the POD logo keeping your thumb on the outside.
Left-handers change wrist cord to the left side.
When duck diving under the wave make sure you hold the POD handboard with both hands and the handboard are in front or under you.
“The exact same principle when using a surfboard or a bodyboard”.
Swim with your top half of your body up out of the water, use the side of the POD handboard to cut the water’s surface, and then stroke the handboard towards your chest! NOT TO YOUR SIDE, as this will unbalance your swimming stroke.
When catching a wave, skim the handboard across the wave and lift your body out of the water as fast as you can…
“The principle is... the quicker you lift your body up out of the water the less drag and the faster you will bodysurf across the wave”.
This can be achieved by pressing down on the handboard doing a push up and then move your other hand behind your back for balance.