Bodyboard Holidays
Bodyboard Holidays
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Bodyboard-Holidays offer the chance to learn or improve your bodyboarding under the watchful eye of our experienced, qualified, insured coaching team. We choose locations that offer awesome waves, beaches, culture and environment and package it together to give you the bodyboarding holiday of a lifetime. With over 20 years international travel experience and having coached all abilities up to British team standard we can help you improve fast. Locations such as Costa Rica, Bali, Nicaragua, Morocco, Ireland and more hand picked due to our knowledge and experience in the location.
Newquay, Cornwall, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Stuart C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Had a great weekend catching waves with like minded people who love to bodyboard. Damian, Sean, James and Warrick gave great advice on where to surf and pointers on how to improve my riding. With great pictures to take away to study thanks to Warrick.
Written 19 February 2024
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kennygregg
Ballymena, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Just home from a coaching weekend in Newquay.
The team at bodyboard holidays really go the extra mile to make this a fun and informative experience. The group and personalised feedback sessions will def help me progress my bodyboarding thanks to the knowledge and advice shared.
Also, great group of folks all up for laugh and sharing the waves!
Written 18 February 2024
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RB B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had an absolutely wicked weekend!!! The staff were all amazing and friendly with so much experience and knowledge to give. Damian being the legend he is, you can’t find a better wealth of knowledge. Damian along with Sean and James all joining us in the water which was really cool to not just learn but to see hire it’s done at the same time. A massive mention to Warwick spending the hours behind the camera capturing The footage for the analysis.
So many great people met on the trip and from all over the world sharing story’s and waves.

10/10 experience will definitely attend again! Thanks to the whole team!!

Ryan
Written 18 February 2024
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Jay R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My wife and I are former pro bodyboarders, but love traveling with the BBHol crew because we get to meet fellow bodyboarders from around the world and see their stoke as they rapidly improve their riding and hear their stories (my favorite part!).

Rob Barber and his team are second to none in how they run their bodyboarding trips. Everything is handled once you arrive and Rob and crew make sure everyone is in the best waves for their ability level.

Even as former professionals, watching the video footage each day has helped me identify flaws in my own riding and keeps me improving even after 45 years in this sport!

Highly recommended!!!
Written 8 February 2024
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Hey Jay! Thank you for your kind review. It's a pleasure to have you guys join our trips and we look forward to sharing many more with you. On behalf of our guests, and I am sure they will all agree, it is an absolute pleasure to have you guys join us and KEEPING THE STOKE REALE! 🤙🏻 Take care guys and we will speak soon. 😊 Alex
Written 15 February 2024
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Jamie M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Just finished a wonderful bodyboarding week in El Salvador with instructors Rob and Joao/Jimmy! I learned a lot and gained some confidence. The early morning starts with the beautiful sunrises get you on the water before it gets busy. The daily schedules keep the activities on track. The after surfing analyses are helpful and fun. The camaraderie grows with fellow campers as the week passes. The location is relaxed and serene. The staff is helpful and accommodating. The food is delicious. It's a learning experience packed with fun and adventure.
Written 8 February 2024
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Chomper1987
Disneyland Paris, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Prior to this El Salvador trip my only experience was riding the whitewater straight to the beach without fins. I specifically wanted a warm water trip to help fight winter depression and learn the basics of bodyboarding.

The first day I learned foundational skills and proper form and then by day 2 and 3 I was being assisted into waves and catching the longest rides of my life. On the last day I was able to catch my own wave without being pushed or told wave selection.

I included pics so you can see how I went from whitewater to bigger and bigger waves! I’m just beyond impressed with how the BBH team accelerated my learning and would recommend this trip to any beginner who may otherwise be intimidated. I say go for it you really won’t regret it. Originally I had a lot of anxiety about being out of my league but each day I felt in completely good hands with Rob and Joao.

On top of the expert coaching, the community of bodyboarders this trip gathers makes you want to come back, along with great food and accommodations I felt so well taken care of without the stress of planning, BBH had all the details covered.
Written 7 February 2024
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Will F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Rob, papá Mave, and João! 2 outstanding weeks in Costa Rica! I may not be missing the 25 minute quickstep marchs to the beach but you sent me home with great information that will help me keep improving the bodyboarding I love. I’ll be on it if I can get this 6/4/3, 7mil booties and 5mil mitts on! Jay and Vickie, thank you for sharing your stoke and encouragement! Even on Block Island in the summer I’ve got my 3mil full suit on. Us old guys get cold!

You are each extraordinary teachers. Your ability to encourage, support, and provide positive feedback during the daily video session analysis was and is exceptional. Despite what I may have said at the outset, I never tried to do rolls or spins. I came to Costa Rica this time with a different personal goal, something I’ve been trying to find for 50 years. I believe I found it and I can’t thank you enough!

All my love,
Will
Written 6 February 2024
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thomasbeachman
Duarte, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I've just returned from the El Salvador trip and I'm still hyped from said adventure. Although I've bodyboard'ed several excellent surf destinations across the world, I still didn't have my $%%%^ together. Rob Barber, João, Vicki and Jay Reale plus the likes of Turner and Juan (tour participants) taught me so much and were so patient in their delivery of the teaching I so desperately needed. My bodyboard skill set went from Zero to Hero in 6 short days. I will be forever grateful for Rob, João, Jay and Vickie and the entire participants on the trip. I arrived coming out of the hospital with pneumonia caused by the flu and I really thought I'd not be able to do much...I slowly healed and began to to attempt the teachings taught each day. First of all you get daily video analysis...which means you get to see your errors. Then, you get instruction from pro Boarders for how to improve and fix each issue. That was hard work and although I still have a lot to improve on, I wouldn't be where I am now without the instruction João and Rob gave me...I told them to be hard on me and they were. Rob Barber is one of the hardest working professionals I've ever met...Great Job Rob/Bodyboard Holidays. I promise to return and look forward to improving my skills! If you are looking for a trip by which you want to take your riding skills to another level, this is the trip for you.
Written 6 February 2024
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jamesgraney77
Bournemouth, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
What an amazing week in Costa Rica, exceeded all expectations. The coaching was outstanding, felt I really improved as the week went on. But most importantly was the community both within the group and locals. Miss it already.
Written 6 February 2024
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Companion54111875543
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The Body Board Holidays trip to El Salvador is an absolute blast! This trip is a can't miss for any Bodyboarder in the U.S. looking for an easy trip to warm water and fun waves during our cold winter months at home. Great people, excellent accommodation and world class instruction. Rob and the crew really have this one dialed in! I have already booked for next year and plan on returning regularly. Highly recommend!
Written 6 February 2024
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