With films like Come Hell or High Water by Keith Malloy, bodysurfing has received more attention lately. Handplanes create lift giving the bodysurfer both increased speed and improved position on the wave. Here are some of our favorites: The recycled foam Enjoy handplane, the Wegener handplane crafted from Paulownia, and the Whomp handplane with subtle flex from marine ply.
From Cyrus Sutton: “This is a design I’ve been thinking about and finally got together with Wegener Surfboards to shape it. 7’3″ and almost dead flat. It feels like it works just as well backside as it does frontside. The asymetrical outline and fin setup are influenced by what Ryan Burch, Richard Kenvin and Carl Ekstrom have done, it allows you equal control with less total fin surface area in the wave making the board super fast and maneuverable. [click to continue]
Jon Wegener in his shaping room creating another all-wood alaia surfboard. To learn more about Jon and Wegener Surfboards, click here.
At Liquid Salt, we are pretty psyched on these new Paipo boards created and handshaped by Jon Wegener. They feature beveled rails, slight rocker in the nose, and made of 3-layers of Paulownia wood. Dimensions are 46 x 18 x .75.” Custom orders. Available at wegenersurfboards.com.