Handplanes are a great way of getting close to the wave and reigniting your stoke. They allow you to plane effortlessly across a wave face when bodysurfing. The more pressure you put on the handplane, the more speed you'll generate as you lift more of your body out of the water.
Flotsam and Jetsam Handplanes are made to order from solid british hardwoods and are steam bent to create a deep concave under your hand for added lift and hold on the wave face, allowing you to turn, slash and pull in!
They're available in 4 shapes, each with slightly different planing areas. Small waves need a bigger planing area to generate lift and speed, larger surf needs smaller or narrower templates to control speed.
We use different woods in our handplanes, partly because it looks great but they also have slightly different qualities.
Black Walnut - Light, lively and fast, great in clean surf
Cherry - Mid Weight, a good all round wood
Oak - Slightly Heavier and denser, cuts through chop well
Designed for steep, hollow and punchy waves where you need less planing surface for more control. Pull in and enjoy the view!
15" x 7.5" x 1/2"
Our all rounder. Plenty of hold in chunky waves, but wide enough to plane easily in smaller surf.
16 5/8" x 7.5" x 1/2"
A wide, stable fish style template. Perfect for smaller or fatter beach break surf. An ideal beginner handplane.
17" x8" x 1/2"
Long and pulled in for hollow waves and bigger days. Perfect for bigger bodysurfers.
18" x 7.5" x 1/2”