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Bodysurfing Handplanes

You only need a single handplane on your leading arm for a great ride every time! These are terrific conversation pieces in your home and will slice you across the face of any sized surf.

Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout.

$ 59.50

Turns out that old skateboard decks make amazing bodysurfing handplanes! The angled nose or tail helps your arm skim above the water and rip across the face of the wave. We source our decks from local, Santa Cruz skaters. If you have an old deck you'd like us to use, let us know. We can make you a custom handplane and knock 10%...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The old growth redwood at the nose is from the porch of an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, CA. The thin, dark center stringer is 8000 year old, carbon-dated oak from a...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The black wood is ebony from the head of a Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitar, inclusive of the gorgeous mother of pearl inlay. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter, heart-shaped wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The dark wood is Indian rosewood from Santa Cruz Guitar Company offcuts. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from spruce offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The old growth redwood is from a deck railing from a home overlooking Seacliff Beach in Capitola, CA that was built in the 1920s. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The old growth redwood at the nose is from the porch of an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, CA. The thin, dark center stringer is Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The old growth redwood stripes are from floorboards milled in the 1890s for the Schwann Mansion in Santa Cruz, CA. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The primary wood comes from lightweight paulowina which was left over from the creation of an Alaia surfboard by our friend Peter Gregg of The Dude Ranch Shapes. The stringer is made of Indian rosewood and Honduras mahogany offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The primary wood comes from cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks cabinet shop in Palo Alto, California. The swirls are redwood floorboards from the Schwann mansion floorboards milled in the 1890s, cherry and purple heart offcuts from a Santa Cruz cabinet shop and Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood is Douglas fir from Knotty Hole Woodworks. The redwood comes from floorboards milled in the late-1800s from the historic, Schwann mansion in Santa Cruz, California. There is also a center stringer of sycamore from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap....

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The primary wood is cherry offcuts from a cabinet shop. The stringer is made of Indian rosewood and Honduras mahogany offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer with woods of spruce and Indian rosewood offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from upcycled, Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is also offcut cocobolo, spruce and Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The redwood is reclaimed from a backyard trellis. The lighter squares are Douglas fir offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. The thin line is made of spruce and rosewood offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from upcycled, Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The redwood stripes come from a backyard trellis. There are also stripes of Indian Rosewood and spruce offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made...

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This gorgeous, stubby handplane will get you into the barrel on large and small waves. It is made from sustainably grown mahogany, poplar, spruce, redwood and cherry offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars and cabinets from Knotty Hole Woodworks. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique,...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The rosewood tips make this a very unique plane. It is made from spruce, Honduras mahogany and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar fence boards from the Santa Cruz Municipal Landfill and redwood from a backyard trellis. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with poplar and Douglas fir offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using nearly 40% tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. We think it's great for getting covered up in the barrel...shacked, as it were. It is made from spruce, Honduras mahogany and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks and redwood floorboards from the mid-1800s from the historic, Schwann mansion in Santa...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane has beautiful red tones and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and Honduras mahogany offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with light cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks, darker cedar from fence posts found in the Santa Cruz Municipal Landfill and redwood from a backyard trellis. This handplane uses...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce French White Oak from spent wine barrels from Soquel Vineyards. You can even see a few wine spots on the wood! Given the density of the oak, there are holes cut uniformly throughout the tip and tail make the plane a little lighter. Each hole has been covered...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using nearly 40% tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce, Honduras mahogany and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks and redwood floorboards from the mid-1800s from the historic, Schwann mansion in Santa Cruz, California. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is...

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This gorgeous, fish-shaped handplane is made from sustainably grown spruce, cedar, Koa, Honduras Mahogany, Indian Rosewood and Brazilian Rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars. The hand strap is made with nylon and covered with offcuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass.  You...

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This gorgeous, stubby handplane is made from sustainably grown spruce, cedar, Koa, Honduras Mahogany, Indian Rosewood and Brazilian Rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. As with all Ventana...

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This beautiful, tear drop handplane is made from sustainably grown spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars. We've also incorporated cedar from old fence posts found at the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. Abalone inlay at the tail completes the package. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development,...

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This beautiful, tear drop handplane is made from sustainably grown spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars. We've also incorporated redwood floor boards from the historic, Schwan Mansion built in the 1800s in Santa Cruz, California. Abalone inlay at the tail completes the package. The hand strap is made with nylon and covered with...

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This is a nice, stubby concave made from Cedar fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. This...

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This is a totally new shape from us. It's a cool concave plane made from fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand...

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Sold at auction to benefit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! This is a totally unique, concave stunner made from Cedar fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped...

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This stubby, single concave with our unique ergonomic hand fit is a beauty. It's made from a variety of offcut and reclaimed woods. Teak, poplar, Doug Fir and mahogany all come from leftover cabinet construction. And, we've used pine from an old 2x4 and yellow cedar from a fence board found in the municipal dump in Santa Cruz, California. It has a glassy,...

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We call this the batwing for obvious reasons. It's a double concave beauty made from fence boards found in the municipal dump in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique,...

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This is the first fish-shaped agave handplane from us. It's made from agave harvested in the California desert, and has a nice matte finish with epoxy resin along with two layers of 4 ounce fiberglass cloth. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production. The hardware is solid brass. The use of agave makes this very unique. Throw it in your backpack...

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This beauty is made from reclaimed old growth redwood from a backyard trellis. The checkered stringer is made of upcycled Douglas fir from a cabinet maker's off-cuts, and the yellow stripes are made from reclaimed pine. This has a double concave bottom with 4oz. fiberglass top and bottom and a comfy, neoprene hand strap made of off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuits in Santa Cruz,...

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This handplane was made from reclaimed Douglas fir, cedar, and old growth redwood from a backyard trellis. The center stringer is cedar and has glitter in the resin to give it a sparkly look in the sunlight. It's glassed with 4oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. The hardware is all brass, and the hand strap is made from off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit...

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Philippine mahogany makes up the majority of this handplane, but the eye-catcher is the center stringer made from colored pencils. On both sides are stringers made from reclaimed redwood floorboards from the historic Schwann Mansion in Santa Cruz. Glassed with 4oz cloth and epoxy resin. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the...

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Cedar and pine with redwood and Douglas fir checkered stringer. The cedar came from fence boards, and the redwood is upcycled from a backyard deck. The Doug fir and pine are both reclaimed, as well. This has a double concave bottom, 4 ounce fiberglass cloth top and bottom and a comfy neoprene hand strap made of off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuits in Santa Cruz, California,...

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  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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