boogie board


Definition of boogie board

: bodyboard What is a boogie board? It is a poor man's surfboard, used for body surfing.— Murray Chass

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That was followed by a tragic and fatal incident, when a swimmer on a boogie board was killed by a shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Summer of Shark Politics on Cape Cod," 22 Aug. 2019 Others raked and shoveled whatever else was left behind: a card table, a barbecue grill, a boogie board, an umbrella, chairs, a hassock, pallets, pieces of cardboard, empty marijuana containers, a meth pipe. Los Angeles Times, "After 9 years on L.A.’s streets, Big Mama needed a home. But it wasn’t that easy," 15 Aug. 2019 Florida officials say an Arizona man was bitten on the leg while riding a boogie board. CBS News, "2 men survive shark attacks in Florida: "The shark pretty much came fully out of the water"," 29 July 2019 Medici and another man were boogie boarding 30 yards off the beach. Steve Almasy, CNN, "Fake legs are being left at memorial for man killed by shark off Massachusetts coast," 19 July 2019 People riding boogie boards or surfboards are advised to swirl their toes through the shallows before stepping down. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The sting: how to avoid being a victim of stingrays," 3 July 2019 Benjamin said in the event that someone may be struggling in the water, improvised flotation devices such as footballs, cooler lids, surfboards and boogie boards can be thrown out to assist. Hannah Reed, Post-Tribune, "Drowning doesn't look like drowning, says water safety advocate," 4 June 2019 Near the entrance to the beach there’s a bar and café called Rum Bum Beach Bar that also offers beach rentals—umbrellas, chaises, snorkeling gear, boogie boards—as well as, of course, rum swizzles and dark ’n stormies, Bermuda’s two primary exports. Katherine Cusumano, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Beaches in Bermuda," 29 May 2019 What to do in this paradise, between languid walks to the beach (where boogie boards await)? Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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