Dec 122018

bodysurfing handplanes christmas giftOur original and all-natural bodysurfing handplanes are handcrafted from locally grown wood and make the ideal Christmas gift for anyone interested in aquatic pursuits.

Bodysurfing is one of the purest and most fun way of riding a wave that there is, and it is gaining in popularity amongst ocean users.

Using a bodysurfing handplane to enhance the experience takes bodysurfing to the next level, enabling greater control on the face of the wave and the ability to truly surf down the line.

Bodysurfing hand planes from Burnett Wood Surfboards cost R850 each, and this includes door-to-door courier to anywhere in South Africa.

bodysurfing handplanes christmas giftPlease contact Patrick on 073 232 3043 or email to arrange your order.

I’ve been an avid bodysurfer for several years. All of the bodysurfing handplanes that I make are tried and tested in a variety of conditions.

Bodysurfing has enabled me to get in the ocean more often. It keeps me fit because you’re pulling your own bodyweight through the water and into waves.

bodysurfing handplanes christmas giftAnd it’s a wave riding discipline all on its own, with a variety of tricks and techniques to learn that has only enhanced my ocean adventures.

Nov 132015

PopupWood surfboards move to the big city 16-21 November. I’ll be in Woodstock, running a workshop where we’ll build wood surfboards from scratch. The venue is The Popup Woodstock and 2 Frere Street. Anyone interested in wood surfboards is welcome to visit during the week and see how things are progressing.

I’m also open for anyone who wants to build their own bodysurfing hand plane. This is a one-day course and is a great introduction for anyone wanting to work with wood and make a functional surf craft that they can have fun with in the ocean. Visit this page for more details.


May 312015

Growing up opposite Kalk Bay Reef, I learnt to surf the infamous False Bay slab in my teen years as a kneeboarder. Later, in my early twenties I started stand up surfing and had to learn to negotiate the steep drop anew, this time on my backhand. I chewed quite a bit of reef on that particular learning curve. Twenty years later, I’ve been surfing the reef again over the last year, and especially in the lead up to winter. This time it’s with a variety of self-shaped bodysurfing hand planes. It’s been a great experience back dooring the peak with only a small piece of wood to surf on. I also acquired a GoPro a few months ago, so the video below is my first stab at using it. Enjoy – and if you’re interested in shaping your own hand plane, have a look at the hand plane page on my site and sign up for the next course, or order a custom plane.