Save The Waves "Wave Saver" Award Handplanes
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We're honored to have been tapped to create the Save The Waves "Wave Saver" Awards for the 2019 winners:
- Bianca Valenti: Athlete of the Year
- Reese Pacheco: Environmentalist of the Year
- Klean Kanteen: Business of the Year
The primary wood on these performance, bodysurfing handplanes is made from a salvaged, redwood hot tub. The accent designs are spruce and Indian rosewood offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The stringer is made of Doug fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck and Ed "Doc" Ricketts chartered this 77 foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck wrote the acclaimed book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, about the marine life in the region and their adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.
This handplane is glassed with Aerialite fiberglass and Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin, which is made using a tree sap base. They're finished with eco-friendly Osmo Wood Wax.
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 handplanes, this one floats so you can easily pass it between friends in the waves.
The stands are made from Santa Cruz Guitar Company Honduras mahogany and Indian/Brazilian rosewood headstocks with Honduras mahogany bases. The face pieces are flame maple offcuts from The Shapers Alliance, and they include cork padding on the back and base to protect the awards.
We package these awards with a cinch sack made by Sagebrush Boardbags from coffee bags and remnant fabrics.
Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout
Dimensions: 13" x 8.25" x 3/4"
Weight: 12 ounces
All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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