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BORN WITH GILLS

  • Bodysurfing: 2017 – Year of the Whomp!
    The Aussie bodysurfing scene has been gaining momentum and is poised to blow minds in 2017. Bodysurfers Australian bodysurfers are living up to their reputation as some of the world’s hardest chargers …
  • 2017: Time to "Get Deeper"
    So there we have it – another lap on the cosmic roundabout done and dusted. I would firstly like to thank you all for your support throughout 2016 – it was another whirlwind/blur of a year with a “few …
  • Spearfishing : Summer Essentials
    So you have been ogling those amazing videos and pictures on social media and have decided to get into spearfishing this summer.  After all, what’s not to like about spending time exploring the ocean …
  • Bodysurfing: Middles Mayhem
    October 24th, Monday morning 4am and the alarm finally ends a night’s sleep already broken too many times by the excited expectation of end to the lengthy swell drought.  The plan was to hit the road …
  • Review: HEC Stealth Spearfishing Wetsuit
    Firstly a confession,  I am a bit of a technophile that’s drawn to products with innovative or unique angles. Especially those that may improve on my own ability. So when I first heard about a wetsuit …

Garage Handplanes

  • The Worlds and The World
    The World Bodysurfing Championships took place either side of Oceanside Pier, California, over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of August, 2016. It was the 40th year of the contest and a special celeb …
  • Bodysurfing, The Next Sport In The Olympics?
    Last weekend Sydney’s Northern beaches played host to the first Whomp Off Australia event. It was a team focused bodysurfing event organised by Rikki Gilbey, founder of WAW Handplanes. An article publ …
  • Tom Marr, The Unsuspecting World Champion
    He lives an hour-and-a-half from the beach in Brisbane so when he makes his way down to the surf it’s 110% commitment. Tom Marr has a love of the ocean as a surfer and bodysurfer. “It’s a place I can …
  • The Bodysurfers Who Took On Sydney's Super Swell by CoastalWatch
    This article appeared on CoastalWatch on 31st May, 2016. The south swell that hit the NSW coast last week and across the weekend was epic in places. It was deemed dangerous for the general public with …
  • Whomp Camp 18th and 19th June 2016
    Camping and bodysurfing are a natural match.  Days spent sharing glassy barrels, and nights around a campfire amplifying the size of the days waves with stoked friends. A group of keen bodysurfers fro …

PPP Handboards


Valhalla Hand Boards

  • First post
    Welcome to Valhalla Surf – have just set up this site in late March 2016 – excited about selling handmade handboards – love making them …their feel, performance in the water – nothing better than ge …