Smoko High Performance Bodysurfing Handplane - Piha
If us surfers have one thing in common, it's a need to be in the water. Weather reports, swell maps, tide charts, epic car journeys, endless days of waiting are just what we do. Why? Because we are on a constant quest for the perfect wave of course! I don't know about you but I have lived long enough to know that the perfect wave is a rare thing, even rarer still is a perfect wave with no one on it! If our need to be in the water is so great why do we torture ourselves? We should be in the water, having as much fun as our lives will allow us! So I propose we should be handplaning every other moment the surfing isn't great. Are you with me?
Our heritage series handplane design feature a recycled polystyrene core wrapped in 100% sustainably harvested paulownia. We wanted to acknowledge the amazing work our surf life savers do in this country, so the colour combinations you see represent the surf colours of life saving clubs around New Zealand. Our handplane has a super concave, this is crucial in controlling the flow of water up the face of a wave turning that energy into lift and down the line speed. The sharp rails and rocker provide real bite and great contact in waves of any condition. No sliding down to the flats on this handplane. Just pick your line, kick like crazy and hold on for the ride! We use a naturally water repelling oil/wax blend finish, to enhance and protect the beauty of these planes. Like everything we produce, they are honestly handcrafted using traditional woodworking techniques with pride in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Check out a little video we made, of our handplanes in action. https://vimeo.com/170896579
Dimensions: L 330mm W 200mm T 24mm Weight: 190grams
"When you buy a surfboard, what you are really buying is hope, when you buy a handplane, you are buying a guaranteed smile"