Boogie float for blue water

  • Hello,

    Hope everyone is well in this strange times we are living.

    Decided to ask this as a new thread since all the others on the "floats" section are more than a year old.

    So I use, and many of you as well, a good quality boogie board as a float. I attach things to it and it helps to move from spot to spot as you lay on them.

    Now the question is, has anyone used a good quality boogie as a float for hunting big pelagic?

    I got several good boogies around that are not good for surfing anymore but are in good condition.

    I figure if they can hold "above water" a 150 pound human, they should do well with a breakaway system for tuna, mahi, etc.


    Take care!!

  • Hey Dan!

    well I don't know all the technicalities or specific materials, they are all basically foam. But what I mean with a good quality is one that you can surf serious, big powerful waves and it will last. A performance surf boggie if you will. Brands like Mike Stewart, Pride, Hubbard, VS.

    A low quality one on the same wave conditions will bend and/or break in half on a couple of waves/wipeouts. This ones are the ones you would find in Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, etc. They are mean for a fun time on the beach, not hi performance surfing.

    I believe it all has to do with how the foam is expanded. In any case, I figure with a couple of plugs (normally for the leash), you can hook up the clips and give it a go for hunting the pelagic.

    At least that what I am trying to investigate.


  • Important is the strength of the point of attachment for your float line. There will be a lot of pressure there which needs to be distributed over a larger area. And a drag system/cleat for picking up line. I don't know the size fish you'll be going after, but I would make sure it can take your weight and drag, you may be holding on to the board being pulled. Easy enough to test it have the boat pull you.

  • Hey!

    thanks for the input form both.

    Will give it a try.
    Looking for 60 pounders at best. Might work out.

    Will let you know what happens whenever it happens, if it happens hahaaha

    Yeah even a 80 lb fish will be fine. I thought you were hunting tuna.

    Cheers, Don

    "Great mother ocean brought forth all life, it is my eternal home'' Don Berry from Blue Water Hunters.

    Spearfishing Store the freediving and spearfishing equipment specialists.

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