The Sea Eagle Wave Slider is a super fun inflatable body board that is durable and extremely packable. This is a board that can easily be packed in your suitcase and brought with you anywhere you go.
Sea Eagle has long been known as a manufacturer of some of the best inflatable boats and kayaks in the world. Now, they’ve introduced a whole new dimension of fun into their range of inflatables with the release of the Wave Slider 4ft inflatable boogie board.
The Sea Eagle WS4 seamlessly blends the fun of bodyboarding with the convenience and quality of an inflatable watercraft. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this inflatable bodyboard is strong, light, convenient, and best of all… incredibly fun in the water.
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Sea Eagle WS4 Review: Body Board Overview
If you’re looking for serious fun on the water but don’t want to break the bank, look no further than Sea Eagle’s Wave Slider 4ft body board. Whether you’re into wave riding, kickboarding, or just lounging around, there’s no better way to do it than on this brilliantly designed inflatable bodyboard.
The WS4 is constructed from the best-quality materials (which means it’s suitable for salt water and is resistant to the sun’s harmful rays), and because it’s so convenient and portable, you’ll never have the problems associated with transporting and storage like you do with rigid boards.
When fully inflated, the Sea Eagle WS4 measures 4′ x 28″ x 3″. It’s large enough to be comfortable and stable, yet compact enough to be highly maneuverable and fun. Once the day is over, the WS4 deflates and rolls up into a compact 6″ x 10″ x 29″. It neatly slips into a convenient carrybag that is great for transportation and storage. The amazingly small dimensions of the deflated WS4 are roughly 1/6 of the size of a traditional boogieboard – you can fit up to six WS4s in the space you would need to carry a single rigid board!
The board itself is manufactured from a super tough 1100 Decitex reinforced material. This is the same material that is used for the entire range of Sea Eagle inflatables, including their dedicated emergency rescue inflatable boat, so you can be certain that you’re getting a durable inflatable board that’s both puncture and abrasion resistant.
Thanks to their use of drop stitch technology, the WS4 can be inflated to extremely high pressures, giving you a board that is just as rigid as any solid board.
The drop stitch construction means that the side walls of the chambers are firmly joined together by thousands of high-tensile threads. When you start pumping and the inflation process begins, the chamber’s walls expand – but only to the limit of the threads. As more and more air is forced into the chamber the pressure continues to increase, providing an extremely thin and narrow high-pressure chamber that offers extreme rigidity and outstanding buoyancy.
In the case of the WS4, the hull inflates to an amazing 10 psi, and can be in the water in less than 30 seconds. It really doesn’t get much more convenient than that.
What’s more, the recessed Halkey Roberts style air valve means that there’s no danger of it snagging in the middle of your run.
Apart from being ultra-light, ultra-convenient, and ultra-strong, the WS4 has loads of great features.
The nose of the Wave Slider 4ft features a 2″ nose/entry rocker. This slight lift improves the board’s overall performance, preventing nose dives and helping the board to float on top of the water.
Sea Eagle added three convenient grab-handles at the front of the WS4. High-strength and resistant to the elements, the handles let you ride the board in whatever configuration you want while also serving as carry handles for the board.
Also at the bow is a stainless-steel D-ring that serves as an attachment point for a wrist leash – a nice touch to ensure you never lose your board in the water. It should be noted that this D-ring is not a load-bearing feature and shouldn’t be used for towing the WS4.
The WS4 is fitted with a soft EVA foam swirl design deck pad. The pad adds the traction needed to stay on the board and it’s extremely comfortable.
To improve tracking, the WS4 is fitted with two large, removable skegs. These give you control when riding waves and performing more advanced maneuvers and tricks, but they slip out easily if you want to take the board river running.
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What Comes With it
The Sea Eagle Wave Slider comes a nice dual-action hand pump and a repair kit. Of course, it’s also backed by Sea Eagle’s industry-leading 3-year warranty. If you purchase the board directly from Sea Eagle, they also throw in a super generous 180-day money back guarantee.
Overall, the Sea Eagle Wave Slider 4ft inflatable body board is an affordable and fun way to get out and enjoy the waves. It’s extremely durable, and the fact that it packs down into super small spaces makes it a great accessory to bring along on family vacations and trips.
The only real thing that we’d like to see improved in the future is the inclusion of a wrist leash. A wrist leash is an important accessory to have, so you’ll definitely want to pick one up before heading out to the water.
In addition to the WS4’s high-quality construction, it’s also really nice to know that Sea Eagle has been in business since the 60’s and that they stand behind all of the gear that they make. The rock-solid 3-year warranty and 180-day money back guarantee cover you in the event of manufacturer defects or other issues, which really makes the Wave Slider a no-brainer.