Surfy Surfy Team Rider Gary Murphy has been handcrafting these super cool bodysurfing handplanes for awhile now. He has them totally dialed, featuring a really sweet adjustable strap. They are handshaped out of Paulownia wood which is super light and floaty (it’s what they make Alaia’s out of).
Bodysurfing has grown in recent popularity which is a good thing. It gets in the water everyday, gets you tuned in with the ocean and gets you heaps ‘o barrels.
The trick thing about these handplanes is that you can actually bodysurf mushy waves with them (which is more fun than it sounds).
For more handplane stuff visit the Handplane Goodness blog.
Brownfish Handplanes are now for sale on the Surfy Surfy online store.
SIMA, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, is a shadowy organization of shadowy men in a dark room who seem to exert some sort of influence on the surf industry, even though nobody really knows why or how.
SIMA in their mighty wisdom have announced that they have nominated an inflatable stand up paddle board as the Surfboard of the Year. source
Surfy Surfy rejects SIMA’s nomination and we declare that the handcrafted Brownfish Handplane is the real Surfboard of the Year.
Is the handplane a surfboard? More so than the SIMA rubber ducky raft we say!
Nick M. getting slotted on his handplane.