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Australia’s Award Winning Bodysurfing Handboards for Sale

After being first developed in a garage on the South Coast of New South Wales, Ecto has been taking the world by storm. Welcome to Ecto Handplanes, the innovators of bodysurfing handplanes (or handboards) and accessories that help you slide across waves with greater speed and lift, giving you better control in any conditions.

Our surfing handplanes are made using foam and fiberglass upcycled from damaged or broken surfboards as part of Ecto founder Chris Anderson’s 1000 Surfboard Graveyard project. Finished with a high quality durable resin, the smooth surface is shaped with a slight concave that feels just like a surfboard — designed to maximize skimming 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

We offer two models of surfing hand planes ,the Original, and the Pro, depending on your level of experience and the types of waves you will be sliding. The Original is perfect for intermediates in normal conditions who want the ultimate lift and stability, while the shorter Pro model suits the adventurous souls performing tricks in peaky or hollow surf. If you want to have a go at making your own, check out our DIY kits for customised handboards for bodysurfing. Be sure to check out the Australian designs of our handboards for sale, body surfing accessories and T-shirts.

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 you 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.

1000 Surfboard Graveyard

Through a creative project involving the collection of 1000 broken surfboards, Chris aimed to demonstrate the devastating impact of thousands of surfboards going to waste every year. Ecto was established to help combat the unnecessary damage to the environment by recycling the materials into bodysurfing handboards that make the experience even more fast and fun!

Find out more

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



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