Boardwalk can be interesting. Because it's short, you'll be able to get the ball back from way outside. But it also has quite a high volume of oil in the front part of the lane. I've had trouble in the past with my ball over-reacting on fresh conditions on the friction. Since I'm speed dominant and don't put as many revs on it as many of the people here, I tend to use stronger bowling balls than some other people, but the principle here still applies:
Sometimes my best results on the fresh came from taking something really rolly and strong withs ome surface like a pin down Storm Prodigy or a pin up Virtual Gravity Nano and rolling it as straight up the outside boards as possible. (And I do mean outside -- usually around 3 or 4 at the arrows and somewhere between 2 and 4 at the breakpoint depending on how the lanes are playing) The idea behind this is to get the ball to burn up a little energy early to keep it from flipping too hard when it finds friction. I'm already going to have a ton of entry angle thanks to the short pattern, so I don't have to worry about that. I am looking for mistake room and predictability. As the front part of the lane starts to dry up and the backends start to carry down a little, I try to stay in the same spot as long as possible and use speed adjustments and different bowling balls to compensate. Weaker, shinier equipment tends to work as the shot dries up for me in general, but not always. Sometimes the ball just won't finish like it was earlier, and I'll have to make a parallel move to the left with my feet and my target, maybe playing closer to 5 at the arrows and breakpoint. Othertimes, I need to get even further right and go around the carrydown as long as possible. It really just depends on the lane surface and who else is on your pair of lanes.
I also make it a point to be really kind to it at the bottom of the swing. I do not try to get any extra lift or rotation on the ball. I just try to get it off my hand quickly and cleanly. If I try to grab it at the bottom to get some extra hook, the ball will get jumpy, and I'll also be very, very prone to leaving flat 10s. The less I do to it at the release point, the better.
If you've got some hand, urethane may be a good option on Boardwalk. I personally don't see enough friction to use it normally because of my lower rev rate, but even I have pulled it off on occasion when the lanes have seen a lot of use and they're really hooking. Again, the pattern's so short that you're going to have plenty of entry angle if you stay close to the gutter, so urethane can still carry pretty well if you get lined up with it.