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Behind the Bodysurfing 'Brolab' with Ray Collins

Behind the Bodysurfing 'Brolab' with Ray Collins

How the perfect artistic bodysurfing bro-lab between Chris Anderson, the founder/designer of Ecto Handplanes, was formed with international photographer Ray Collins.
May 23, 2018
STAB: Inside Bodysurfing’s Radical Renaissance

STAB: Inside Bodysurfing’s Radical Renaissance

STAB visited the South Coast Bodysurfers Exhibition not too long ago and got deep and uncut with Ray Collins and Chris Anderson...
November 12, 2017
Ecto Handplanes Now Available via THE ICONIC

Ecto Handplanes Now Available via THE ICONIC

Ecto Handplanes is now available via The ICONIC - One of Australia's best online fashion, sports and accessories stores...
November 11, 2017

About


Australia’s award-winning sustainable handcrafted bodysurfing handplanes brand.

Established on the South Coast of New South Wales, Ecto has since been generating worldwide stoke on bodysurfing. Welcome to Ecto Handplanes, the innovators of bodysurfing handplanes (or handboards) and accessories that help you slide across waves with greater speed and lift, providing the maximum fun factor in all wave conditions.

Our body surfing handplanes are made from a variety of materials and are shaped with a slight concave and are designed to maximise skimming (or planing) with your body across the surface of the water. Our handboards come with a fully adjustable neoprene strap and an optional leash to attach to your wrist, and the nose has a GoPro mount so you can capture all the action and wipeouts from the ultimate camera point of view.

Our Designs and Shapes

We offer a variety of surfing hand planes to suit your level of experience and the types of waves you will be sliding. Whether you’re tackling normal conditions and want the ultimate lift and stability or are a more adventurous soul performing tricks in peaky or hollow surf we have a range of products to suit you. Check out our DIY kits for customised handboards for bodysurfing if you want to have a go at making your own handplane.

How Do Handplanes Work?

Bodysurfing handplanes are designed to let your body skim the surface of the water more efficiently by propelling your body and providing just the right amount of lift and buoyancy to keep you moving. By riding surfing handboards with your preferred hand, you can paddle through the water with ease using one arm and swim fins on your feet. While the wrist leash can be removed, we recommend its use particularly in large waves or near rocks.

Handplanes for bodysurfing are ideal in steep surf that barrels and allows you to gain enough speed to propel yourself and perform tricks— the best conditions for bodysurfing include hollow shore breaks, reef breaks and wedgy beach breaks.

Find out more

For more information about the Ecto Handplanes range of bodysurfing accessories and hand boards for sale in Australia, give product designer Chris a call on (+61) 400 235 412or email contact@ectohandplanes.com. Whether you’re ready to order or just want to ask a quick question, we’re always here to help! Happy Bodysurfing!

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