Bodysurfing Handplanes, Fins and More -SHOP NOW!
Bodysurfing doesn’t require much equipment. In fact that’s part of its appeal. For some of us all we need is a pair of fins or flippers, for others, a bodysurfing handplane adds to our enjoyment. Of course you’ll need a wetsuit for cold weather and a pair of trunks in the warm summer months. Regardless, choosing the right equipment is paramount. Using a handboard is not for everyone, but that’s no excuse not to throw one behind the seat of your truck. I mean, why not? It doesn’t take up much room and you probably have a pair of fins back there anyway.
It’s an undeniable fact that using a handplane gives you more lift, speed and control over just using your body giving you better positioning so you can stay higher, travel further and make sections you normally wouldn’t make. Using a hand board makes a big difference in riding small mushy waves.
Another reason why you should own a handplane is because they make great travel partners along with your fins. Note that you can throw ‘em in your suitcase or backpack and not pay ridiculous oversize luggage fees. Compare that to the amount spent on surfboard equipment you’ll need to check. Hell you can just carry the damn things on the airplane with you –can you say no lost gear?
Scenario: quick cab or bus ride to the airport; walk on the airplane in your flips and trunks with your fins and hand board. Next thing you know you’ve scored seriously overhead Colorado’s in Nica, you’re back home stoked out of your gourd –and no one even knew you were gone. Stealthy. No matter the destination isn’t it awesome to have your gear handy for that impromptu go out at that random beach break you just spotted from the rent a car window, no matter the tide?