What do we do with the offcuts from making our wooden surfboards? Well, for the most part, the offcuts that are produced here in the workshop are just the right size to be laminated up into stylish handplanes to help enhance your bodysurfing sessions.
With the addition of a pair of swim fins to help you kick into waves earlier, these small boards turn your leading hand into a larger planing surface allowing you to control your position in the wave. Now the simple and joyous act of just going for a swim in the ocean can involve catching waves and perhaps getting yourself in a barrel or two!
All our handplanes are made with a concave running from the nose to tail to give you extra lift when held flat on the water and add a rocker curve to the rail line to allow you to turn more easily when placed on rail too. We finish our handplanes with tung oil, which is a 100% natural nut oil. If nut allergies might be a problem, let us know and we'll finish yours with linseed oil instead.
We use offcuts from Riz Boardshorts to create our own handplane bags, which are made from 100% recycled and recyclable fabric, that can be used to help protect your handplane when it's rolling around in the back of the car. You can see more about them on the products page.
The engraving we offer is using a pyrography pen to burn the handplane. Please email your message to [email protected] with your order number.
Triple dark stringer
Double pale stringer
Single Pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers
Bob - Our most compact plane is Simmons inspired, with a wide tail for speed and manoeuvrability and a little lift in the nose.
Pebble - Small, manoeuvrable and can handle fast punchy waves with it's pulled in tail. The perfect plane for the smaller framed bodysurfer.
Crescent - A true all-rounder, with a large planing surface for lift and speed and a cut away in the tail to hold in to steeper wave faces.
Rounded Pin - The largest plane we offer provides you with lots of lift and can cope with the slow, mushy, days as well as the bigger ones.
The simplest option for gripping your plane, allowing easy switching of hands and plenty of hand movement.
The strap allows you to use the plane with an open hand, feeling more natural and giving you control right out to your fingertips.
Hey man, just wanted to say thanks for my new hand plane as i finally got to use it yesterday. My girl friend Harriet purchased it from you a few weeks ago for my birthday. As i say i finally got to use it yesterday at banthem, it was 3ft with 30mph Offshore, i was the only body surfer out (as normal) in a crowd of long boarders and still caught more waves than anyone even managed a few barrels! Was loving the deep concave of the Plane and what it did for the ride, really grabbing the face and letting me take a higher line on the wave, it rips!Rupert Hanson
I just got out of the ocean from my first session with the plane! It rocked! Thanks again!Jesse Tawil
Got in with the plane in 2 foot(ish) croyde a few times last week - and what a blast, had loads of waves, huge amounts of fun and can't wait to give it a go in some bigger waves!! So a real success, and thanks once again for sending me something so pretty to go and ride waves with... CheersAndy Saulter
I'm loving the abundance of lift and speed with the rounded pin. The more pressure I added the more the rail bit into the wave face forcing me higher and higher out of the water without compromising any control and speed. The result was some very fun lengthy rides and making it round sections of the waves that day I otherwise would of struggled with. Awesome handplane, looks great too (always). Cant wait to see how it preforms in bigger, hollower surf. Thanks dude.Lewis Day