Finisterre Store Tour

Our Workshop on Wheels tour is back for 2019, and this spring we’ll be hitting the road for a week to bring our “make your own bodysurfing handplane” sessions to a handful of Finisterre stores around the country.

We love nothing more than getting in the sea and swimming into a few waves; it’s a great way to enjoy the ocean when time is tight or conditions aren’t optimal for surfing, and we want to spread the joy of bodysurfing as far and wide as possible. Come and join us for a workshop session at your nearest Finisterre store to make your own wooden handplane alongside some like-minded folk. Handplanes really enhance your bodysurfing experience, allowing you more lift and control as you ride the wave. We’ll create a blank for you that has a concave running through it, and you’ll then draw out your template and cut the outline, shape the rails and sand it ready for its first coat of oil. We’ll be there each step of the way to offer all the advice and support you’ll need to make sure that you take home a handplane to be proud of.

Places available:

Pay via payment plan


  • 3-4 hour session

    We'll cut, shape and sand your handplane ready for its first coat of oil.

Wood Types

Plain Cedar

Triple Dark

Triple Pale

Pale Sandwiched by Dark

Finisterre present Otter Surfboards
Chris Wootton of Otter Surfboards bodysurfing a barrelling wave using a wooden handplane
Otter Surfboards Finisterre bodysurfing handplane surf making
james otter of otter surfboards and tom kay of finisterre crafting a wooden bodysurfing handplane together

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