IRISH WOODEN HANDPLANES
Handplaning has seen a resurgence in recent years. It is one of the easiest and most rewarding watersports that can be enjoyed all year round. No matter what the surf conditions it is always good to have a handplane close by – so a bodysurf session is always on!
We worked with Compass to produce our hand-crafted surfing hand planes made exclusively from Irish grown Cypress wood cut and treated in County Kildare. Each board is handmade from blank to finish and branded with our Wild Atlantic Surf icon. Comes in a beautiful presentation box and 100 % functional as a beautiful surf craft for any surfer or aspiring body surfer.
Cypress wood, grown in Irish soil was chosen for its sustainable qualities. Cypress wood is also very durable, stable, light and rot-resistant, making it perfect for the surfing environment.
We worked very closely with our chosen partners in their sawmill in Kildare to produce the blanks cut from logs in their rawest form and then worked with Compass Handplanes to produce the pin models with the fantastic finish we are all proud of.
Compass started building handplanes from recycled wood, born from a passion for bodysurfing around the UK coast. After catching more waves and getting barrelled more than ever before they felt they had to spread the word.
After extensive research they hit their workshop where they meticulously designed and built a range of bespoke boards, to provide the best handplaning experience possible.