13 . 04 . 17
Last summer we received an e-mail from one of our friends at Surf Simply; Kerianne, their logistics manager, was spending a summer on Long Island, New York, and wanted a making project. She asked if we’d consider sending out to her a couple of “make-your-own” bodysurfing handplane kits, so that she could have a go at crafting a pair of handplanes over the summer to use in the waves around Montauk and the Hamptons, and then when she returned to Costa Rica. We’ve had requests for kits in the past, however we’d always much rather run one-day workshops so that we can demonstrate the techniques used and guide attendees in the creation of their water-craft.
We made an exception for Kerianne though, to see what it would involve for us to send out handplane blanks, hardware, and instructions. We drew some template options on a couple of handplane blanks, packaged them up and shipped them to New York alongside a shopping list of tools and some basic instructions for her, and waited to hear how she got on. You can read Kerianne’s account of her making experience over on the Surf Simply magazine, and we were thrilled when she shared this video edit with us, containing clips of her making in Montauk and then some incredible footage captured by Surf Simply’s media team out in the warm tropical waters of Playa Guiones, Costa Rica.