Ergonomic gripPreformed front area for optimal hand positioning.
DurabilitySuitable for foam at the water's edge.
Easy assembly / dismantlingComes with a mounted leash plug and a leash.
WarrantyAvailability of spare parts essential to the use of the product: 2 years
Directions for use: caution.
This bodyboard is designed for recreational surfing in small waves. There is a risk of the base collapsing if used in violent surf break waves (breakers near the beach). For surfing on stronger waves, we recommend using the 500 or 900 range.
Attach the leash to your wrist and use fins in areas where you can no longer touch bottom. Bodyboarding with fins should be done in areas that are set aside for surfing. Ask lifeguards before entering the water if you are unsure.
Always wear a rash vest or a wetsuit to prevent the foam from irritating your skin.
Catching a wave.
To catch a wave, you must propel yourself forward using your fins once the water is up to your knees.
89 cm x 45 cm x 5.5 cm
Dimensions (cm)89 x 45 x 5.5
Information / Concept / Technology
Foam : 100.0% Polystyrene (EPS) - Expanded Upper Part - Main Fabric : 100.0% Foamed Polyethylen
Designed and tested by our teams in Hendaye (France)
Do not leave out in the sun.
Rinse in fresh water after each use. Do not leave in the sun.
SURF / WINDSURFING / KITE SURF RUNNING BODYBOARD
LEVEL OF PRACTICE
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 children weighing between 25 and 40kg, between 120cm and 145cm tall, and aged between 6 and 12 years. 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.
We use the following definitions: - Beginner: Rides green and broken waves
If this bodyboard is used in green or white waves over 50cm and/or by children over 40kg, it could become damaged: breakage, bending, etc. This bodyboard does not have a dense plastic slick on the bottom; it is not suitable for use where there are pebbles or shells on the shore, which could impair the glide surface. In this case, choose a bodyboard with a high-density plastic slick, like on the other bodyboards in the 100 range.
The nose of the bodyboard is preformed for optimal hand positioning. As you catch the wave, both hands are placed at the front. To go left, keep your left hand at the front (your hand, elbow and shoulder should be aligned, with your upper arm at 90° to your forearm) and move your right hand back to the middle of the board and grab the right rail. Position your left leg in line with the left rail to maintain your direction. Do the opposite to go right.
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 can be used with or without fins. Without fins, the water level should no higher than your waist. In this case, propel yourself towards the beach by pushing off from the ground as the wave or foam passes (
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
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.
When not in use, do not expose your bodyboard to direct sunlight or temperatures above 30°C. As such, protect your bodyboard by putting it in a bag, under a beach umbrella, in the shade or under a light-coloured 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.
89 cm x 45 cm x 5.5 cm
OLAIAN is the new Decathlon brand devoted to surfing, bodyboarding & skimboarding. This Basque-sounding name is inspired by the universe of our development centre 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 whilst enjoying themselves, regardless of their surroundings and their environment.
Dimensions (cm) : 89 x 45 x 5.5 Board size : 35"
Carry and store in a bag. Do not leave in the heat when not in use. Rinse and dry in the shade after use.
Developed and tested by our design teams of bodyboarding fanatics in Hendaye, France. The components used for this product are laboratory tested to ensure the best possible quality and durability.
Foam : 100.0% Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Upper Part - Main Fabric : 100.0% Foamed Polyethylene