If you want to purchase the best bodyboard before you head out to the beach, here’s a comprehensive Costco bodyboard review to help with your purchase.
Top 5 Best Costco Bodyboards in Review
Bodyboards come in a variety of styles, designs, and features. So, deciding which one to pick can be extremely difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be.
If you don’t have enough time to browse through the entire article, here’s a summary of the top choices in our Costco bodyboards review.
Mach 7 Bodyboard by Morey – Best Overall Costco Bodyboard
Boogie Board by Lucky Bums – Most Durable Bodyboard
Storm Bodyboard by BPS – Best for Summer Waters
Dubb Pro Plus Bodyboard by Hubboards – Best for Dropknee Riding
Titan XPE Bodyboard by Custom X – Best for Big Surfers
- Large frame / ideal for 160 – 180 pounds
- Color choices
- Crescent tail
The legendary Morey Mach Bodyboard has finally come to Costco, featuring a simplistic yet awesome design. It’s truly the best all-around board for all riders and is also one of the longest-lasting models in the industry.
It’s no surprise that many bodyboarders have stuck to the Morey brand for decades.
Now, let’s get to the details. The Mach 7 has a single power rod stringer through the middle of the board, allowing for impressive stability. It integrates a PE core and a crescent tail, making the bodyboard both flexible and easy to control in the water. Overall, this is our top pick for being a classic and being one of the most reliable boards today.
|Works with prone, dropknee, and stand-up||Bottom seam reported coming apart
|Right blend of weight and stiffness||More expensive than most brands|
|Can ride wide variety of waves||Leash not included
#2. Boogie Board by Lucky Bums – Most Durable Bodyboard
- 60/40 Rails
- Comes with a leash and wrist strap
- Three different sizes
- Rear channels
A close second to the Morey Mach, the Lucky Bums boogie board provides an awesome experience, and we recommend it especially for kids because it comes with a bodyboard leash. The board is constructed with an EPS Core in 3 sizes, and the 60/40 rails allow you to put on a show with some sick tricks. Along with the rear channels, you can easily grab onto the waves and learn how to turn.
One of the things we love best about this boogie board is its extremely inexpensive design, which allows it to be one of the cheapest boards on the market. And despite that, the actual quality of the board is not affected. Other cheap boards use lower quality foams, but you won’t find that with the Lucky Bums bodyboard.
Next, the polyethylene bottom is perfect if you’re looking for a fast board, especially since it combines well with the light EPS core.
With a lifelong warranty, you can be sure that Lucky Bums has got your back.
|Warranty replaces faulty boards with better ones||Side panel seal strips off
|Ideal for kids and beginners||Bottom comes apart
|Cheaper than most brands||Poor packaging|
|Strap on leash
#3. Storm Bodyboard by BPS – Best for Summer Waters
- Comes with coiled leash and fin tethers
- EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) core
- Bottom rear channels
- Lightweight bottom surface
Another titan in the bodyboard industry, BPS continues to innovate with its Storm Bodyboard. On of the lightest boards on the market, the Storm bodyboard with its slick bottom surface and crescent tails offer a superior performance to take on even the most challenging waves.
This board comes with fin tethers to protect your fins from damage and its EPS core provides durability and flexibility during your rides.
We can’t recommend the storm bodyboard enough for both beginners and experienced riders. You can be sure you’re board will be secure with a nice 12-month warranty.
|Bottom slick bulbs, crescent tail, new nose grip lip, nose bumpers, and wave cushion air||Bottom and top layer may experience bubbling|
|Fin tethers included to tie your swim fins together||Poor packaging compromises quality
|Ideal for people between 65 to 188 pounds||Poor packaging|
|Cheaper than most brands
#4. Dubb Pro Plus Bodyboard by Hubboards – Best for Dropknee Riding
- Line contour deck
- Double or single stringer
- Graduated channels
- Full crescent tails with tails piece
- Nose and tail bumpers
So, you must have been wondering when we would introduce the Hubboards bodyboard. Well, here we are. Don’t let the #4 deceive you because this trails just slightly below the above. Hubboards was created by Jeff and Dave Hubbard, having been bodyboarding for a large portion of their life.
Together, they continually designed, innovated, and refined their boards, ultimately launching the bodyboard that would be the known as the best for dropknee riding. If you’re not familiar, dropknee riding is one of the more difficult bodyboarding techniques to get down and having a bad board makes learning it even more difficult.
Hubboard’s wide crescent tail takes the weight at the back of the board and the non-slip deck allows for extra grip for your hands and knees.
Now, for the construction. Like the previous boards, this board is made from polypropylene, making it lighter, stronger, and faster for your turns and tricks.
Ultimately, the Dubb Pro Plus is your perfect board if you’re looking for a speedy board without compromising maneuverability.
|Line contour deck lets hands and knees keep solid grip||More expensive than most brands|
|Superb control, flex, and projection||Not for beginners
|Mesh wire to help with stability
|Comes in 40.5-42.5″ models
|Uses stringers for durability
#5. Titan XPE Bodyboard by Custom X – Best for Big Surfers
- Double rails (50/50)
- Single stringer made of graphite
- Made for maximum wave time
- IXL cross-link deck
Last but certainly not least is the Titan XPE board by Custom X. If you’re not already familiar with Custom X, they are known for making higher-end boards. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as they were originally started in 1995 and have been recognized as some of the best shapers in the past decades. They have a great professional team that oversees the manufacturing process, so you can be sure you won’t be getting a cheap Chinese-made board.
These boards are also typically for bigger and heavier riders, so if you skew to that end, this will be perfect for you. Like the Hubboard’s Dubb Pro Plus, the Titan XPE is also great for dropknee riding.
Another feature we wanted to highlight is the Surlyn bottom and graphite stringer, which increases the durability of the board without compromise to speed. Moreover, the dual rails and channels help you to grip your board as you ride the waves.
Don’t sleep on this board if you’re a more experienced rider looking to hit the waters more often.
|Flexible in terms of body/dropped-knee riding||Does not come with a hole or anything you can attach a leash with
|Graphite stringers to increase durability||Misleading ad shows leash included|
|Ideal for big and tall bodyboarders
|Sturdy and ready for dropknee|
Our Top Pick – Our Favorite Costco Bodyboard
As we mentioned, our favorite bodyboard is the Mach 7 Bodyboard by Morey. Tim Morey has long reigned as the father of bodyboarding and his Mach 7 is the bodyboard that best embodies his work.
A lightweight board, this Mach 7 can endure even the harshest of waves without breaking. Not to mention, I personally think it looks like one of the best boards out there.
Buying Guide for the Best Costco Bodyboards
Figuring out which Costco bodyboard to get can give you a headache, but we’re here to help. We’re gonna break down the major factors to consider when picking out a board.
Bodyboards can beak just after a few rides, though that’s not likely to happen if you go with one of our choices. The type of boards you want to get are those made of high-quality foams and materials. For the longest time, polypropylene foam has been the go-to, which is stronger and lighter than polyethylene.
Most of the boards we mentioned come in multiple sizes, but you still want to be sure you get the right board for your size, as your bodyboard’s size will be directly proportional to your body. Here’s a guide to help you out.
|Board Size (in inches)||Weight (in pounds)||Height|
|36 to 38||65 to 85||4′ to 5′|
|39||85 to 115||4’6″ to 5’2″|
|40||110 to 130||5’3″ to 5’6″|
|41 to 41.75||125 to 170||5’7″ to 5’9″|
|42||145 to 180||5’9″ to 6′|
|42.5||160 to 190||5’10” to 6’2″|
|43||170 to 210||6’1″ to 6’3″|
|44||180 to 270||6’2″ to 6’4″|
You generally want to pick a bigger board for smaller waves and a smaller board for bigger waves. This allows for more control and maneuverability in the waters.
Tail and Stringer
These factors aren’t as huge as the ones above, but you should still consider them. Typically, crescent tails add more stability.
A board’s stiffness and flexibility are mostly due to the stringer.