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This super groovy hand shaped bodysurfing hand plane is made from super light Royal Paulownia . It is sanded smooth, then stained, and has 4 coats of water proof polyacrylic finish. It measures 14.5 in long by 7.75 in wide by 1 in thick.

The New Strap System:
So this is something that I've wanted to come up with for a while and decided to give it a go on this batch. Instead of needing a screwdriver to adjust the straps, we stitched up hook and loop on some polyester webbing and then put a neoprene cover made from recycled wet suit for comfort. The hardware is then epoxied into board and features a double washer support to prevent pull through of the webbing. To adjust hand plane size scrunch back the neoprene to bring the velcro out. Thanks to everybody who donated the the rubber shirts.

It features a super mild concave for a little bit more hold than a flat bottom but you won't sacrafice too much speed while trimming and mild entry rocker to transition down the face of the wave.

WHY PAULOWNIA? Its a super light wood only a little heavier than balsa and is about super water and rot resistant and has really great flex strength. All these factors and the fact it is a very sustainable wood makes it perfect for wooden surf craft.
This design is one of our most popular as it works great in small, mushy days that plague many of our favorite surf spots when a surfboard can almost become more work than fun. It is intended for experienced surfers who are looking for a new way to ride waves or makes a great decoration for a surf/beach themed room.

How they work...With a combination of surface tension of the water , the buoyancy of the wood and planing speed. These hand planes will give lift to your lead hand while body surfing. And depending on the design of the board you can be tripoding in surf conditions from barely knee high mush to all time epic days.

We can also do special requests off of our templates or dimensions or a template you send us. Just send me a convo for details

Big Fish Royal Paulownia Bodysurfing Hand Plane with new strap system


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: nylon, water proof finish, and hardware, royal paulownia, wood
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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