It is not the same as surfboarding. But bodyboarding can be just as fun and cool a way to ride those waves. Bodyboarding is also known as boogieboarding. Bodyboards are smaller than surfboards and bodyboarders do not stand on their boards. But like surfboarders, bodyboarders paddle out to catch and ride waves. Bodyboarders can give it a go at any of Sydney's fine beaches including Bondi Beach and Manly Beach.