Developed in Hawaii with input from world renowned pros such as Mark Cunningham and Brian Keaulana, DaFiN was granted a U.S. Patent for its original design. DaFiN combines unparalleled comfort with exacting construction to create a swim fin that performs under the most extreme conditions.
The side rails — the “strakes”— on DaFiN are rock solid but run only about half way down the length of the fin where they angle back to the blade. This forces the fin to flex right at this critical point. The raised v-shaped foot pocket combined with a stiff blade working together at the point of flex creates maximum acceleration of the water flowing over the fin surface resulting in more thrust per kick with less effort. For such a powerful fin, it is unusually light in weight. DaFiN floats in the ocean and there is no right or left foot difference so DaFiN can be worn on either foot.
DaFiN has earned its reputation with strong endorsements from the world’s best watermen and has become the #1 choice of lifeguards, bodysurfers, and top watermen around the world.
DaFin also manufacture Kicks fins, a high performance bodyboarding fin developed by Cochran and Hawaii bodyboarding legend Aka Lyman.
Hawaiian Bula Carbon Black Handboard
THE CARBON BLACK IS PROBABLY THE MOST ADVANCED HANDBOARD ON THE PLANET. NEED WE SAY MORE!? WITH REAL GRADE A CARBON THIS IS ONE INSANE BOARD
Slyde Bula Carbon Black – Sleek, lightweight, built to last and designed for speed. The most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by Point Panic’s local and Kaha Nalu Hawaii founder, Sean Enoka.
BUILT TO LAST
We have dedicated years to to finding the best possible way to make our boards, there are over 30 individual steps that go into building every slyde handboard. we make them to last, the high tech materials that we use make them as strong as they are beautiful. we took the guess work and error out of the shape by using the most advanced manufacturing process ever, decreasing weight, increasing buoyancy and giving you the longest ride you will ever have on a handboard.
Hawaiian Bula Enoka Handboard
THE BULA ENOKA. Named after the master Bula shaper and legendary Hawaiian point Panics and North Shore handboarder Sean Enoka The Enoka lives up to its name as one of the most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by the best handboarders in the world
ALL ABOUT THE HAWAIIAN BULA ENOKA
Like all slyde handboards, the hawaiian bula enoka is the most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by point panic’s local and kaha nalu hawaii founder, sean enoka. approved by the world’s greatest bodysurfers for it’s extra deep concave that will give you the grip you need to stay on any steep wave. the sharp, crisp rails cut effortlessly through a punchy shorebreak and handles perfectly down a vertical take off. this handboard is for the elite bodysurfer looking to take their waves to the next level.
Hawaiian Bula Drip Handboard
THE BULA DRIP. Born at panics and brought up on meals of fast powerful shore break. The drip is the infamous Bula shape, the most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by the best Hawaiian handboarders and shaped by the legendary Kaha Nalu Hawaii founder, Sean Enoka.
ALL ABOUT THE HAWAIIAN BULA DRIP
Like all slyde handboards, the hawaiian bula drip is the most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by point panic’s local and kaha nalu hawaii founder, sean enoka. approved by the world’s greatest bodysurfers for it’s extra deep concave that will give you the grip you need to stay on any steep wave. the sharp, crisp rails cut effortlessly through a punchy shorebreak and handles perfectly down a vertical take off. this handboard is for the elite bodysurfer looking to take their waves to the next level.
THE PERFORMANCE HANDBOARD
We call this the performance board because it takes a little getting used to and not for the beginner handboarder. With rounder rails, swallow tail and less width than its “Wedge” model cousin , the Phish is inspired by the Retro Fish surfboards of the 60’s and 70’s. The longer and straighter rail lines combine for far less water drag and resistance the phish is perfectly crafted for exceptional speed down the line and optimal propulsion, just what you need to cruise past that section to the barrel. The single concave sucks water in and round the fold round rails to propel you forward at speeds you wont believe.
Best in shore break and bigger waves. The phish takes time to dial in but when you get it right it is the ride of a lifetime, The expanded Styrene core decreases board weight, and adds buoyancy, meaning more lift and higher shred capabilities out in the lineup.
“The phish rides super smooth and fast. The new outline feels amazing and helps you set your line and pull through barrel sections! Great for any rider looking to change things up and feel a new way to handboard.” – Willy Cole
The carbon fiber you can do separately as it is one of our biggest sellers but that is part of the wedge collection you can use the following description for the carbon fiber:
Neutralize your Carbon Footprint and get shacked with this sick beast comes installed with leash plug so you won’t have to swim to shore every time you get that epic wave. Patented epic Slyde Wedge shape, PXT Flak Jacket tough as nails technology laminate with crisp clear Slyde Art Syndicate designed graphics. Pitted!!!
THE EVERYDAY CRUISER BOARD
We call this a cruiser board because thats what you will do on it… Cruise, By far our most poular handboard, the Wedge shape is designed to shred every-day surf, by Every-day I mean average surf; the stuff we ride in between real swells. The wedge is a 90% solution! However its so much fun the other 10% you will probably wish you had it. The inspiration for the shape comes from the shortboards of the late 80’s. With the Swallow tail and distinct double hard wings that not only allow for points of water release out the back but also help in preventing spray back. The break in outline from the wings allows for extra width without an excessive curve to the tail. The concave running almost the entire length of the board funnels water in under the rocker and out the back, this creates more speed and again less/no spray back. The extra width at the center point where the palm sits means the wedge is far more forgiving and stable when riding for uninitiated to Handboarding. It is not primarily a beginners board but a the more experienced will love this as it shreds anything. This board will catch whatever you want to catch
THE SPECIALTY HANDBOARD
We call this the specialty board because its really designed with the shorebreak in mind fast and hollow waves the board is small for quick excites out the back. The Hexflex is one piece of Wave Candy! We teamed up with Hydroflex to bring you the Slyde HEXFLEX using hydroflex patented 3D glassing technology. Made right here in Oceanside California with crisp rails awesome concave and colors that will make you want to eat them… Think Candy for waves! The biggest difference you will notice in the shape is the overall width and length. The smaller board dimensions are perfect for those critical sections where you may need to make a hasty retreat out the back or you look like one of those yellow “danger heavy shorebreak” characters going head first into the sand. The sharp crisp rails cut effortlessly through a punchy shore break and handle perfectly down that vertical takeoff. The construction and design of the board make it almost indestructible even after a tussle with an exposed rock. If you are looking to change it up this board is perfect for those gnarly “I’m the only one out here” kind of days!
“The Hexflex is easy to control; you can carve up and down the wave with it. You can do maneuvers, butterfly, spin and hit the lip!!” – Taylor Char
Made with serious bodysurfing in mind.
THE POCKET ROCKET: 10.75″ x 6.75″ x .25″ – 27.3cm x 17.2cm x .6cm
Maximum Concavity. Concavity helps set an edge into the wave face enabling the bodysurfer to set a high, driving line. Lots of concavity means the rail is always in contact with the wave providing bite. The concavity also helps capture the flow of water up the face of a wave turning that energy into lift and down the line speed.
A Superior Binding. The connection to your handplane is extremely important for control -just as with a ski or snowboard binding. A solid connection keeps the opposing wave torque from controlling the plane -you maintain control, not the wave. The 2” wide binding is fully padded and adjustable and are as comfortable as they are reliable. The materials are polypropylene and neoprene with a Velcro closure. There are no binding mounts to fail.
Swimability and Usability. An important functional consideration was to relieve pressure on the arm and shoulder when slipping out the back of a wave or while taking a beating. We also wanted a plane that is easy to swim with, so we designed our planes to be lightweight, have a super thin profile and a buoyancy that’s just above neutral.
Construction. Our bindings and boards are manufactured with pride in San Diego by veteran companies in the surf and skate industry. Sole takes hand plane construction to the next level by sandwiching a high density foam core between surface layers of impact and scratch resistant HDL. Requiring no finish or sealer, our planes will take a licking and keep on ticking. We fully stand behind each and every one of our planes.
Warning: these are not floatation devices so use with caution.
THE MOON TAIL: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x .25″ – 31.5cm x 19.2cm x .6cm
Garage Handplanes (Avalon Beach, Sydney) designs and produces high quality, performance based bodysurfing handplanes.
In the late 1970 era Garage Handplanes founder David Archer bodysurfed for the first time. The feeling David got from being propelled towards shore electrified both his body and his mind. “What an amazing experience”, he thought. “To be lifted up and magically transported to shore by a wave that had travelled thousands of miles.” Even before the wave that had gifted David his first ride had a chance to disappear up the sandy shoreline he was hooked.
Thousands of exhilarating (and some not so exhilarating) waves later Garage Handplanes was born after David attempted to replace his trusty old NZ made ‘Taylors Mistake’ handplane. Finding nothing like it was available, David then begun up-cycling foam from broken boards and second surfboard blanks to shape performance handplanes in his garage on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Carefully designed for form and function Garage Handplanes serendipitously glides into the market just as a resurgence of interest in bodysurfing takes off thanks to former professional surfer Keith Malloy’s documentary ‘Come Hell or High Water’. A film that beautifully captures the essence of this underground ‘not too cool sport’.
Whether you call it bodysurfing, bodybashing, womping or surfing the body – there’s nothing more liberating (or fun) than swimming out into the ocean to engage yourself in the pursuit of bodysurfing.
At Garage Handplanes they believe being inside a wave is the greatest place available for a human to lose oneself in the majesty of nature…In the surfing world (where boards reign supreme), body surfing truly is the alternative to the alternative.
More Fun in the water
Grab one and go. The Surf-Grip is made of a lightweight and bendable EPE (expanded poly-ethylene) paddle with a handle for buoyancy and planing. It floats and wants to stay on the surface.
A mini water ski or wake-board for your hand. Easy grip handle with no leashes or finger holds to slow you down. It’s 3D shape creates a “wave wall” which can provide some additional speed and momentum from the ‘fire hose” effect.
The Surf-Grip surface is soft so it is safer in crowded breaks. Probably the lowest price hand plane available.
Surf sunglasses and goggles for body surfing are one and the same. They are sunglasses designed for use during water sports. The frames are extra strong and the lenses will not break or fall out even when being pushed by the water. The lenses have a hydrophobic coating which helps the water to sheet off. Surf sunglasses always have a head strap to keep the glasses securely on your head and some surf sunglasses come with an extra layer of protection from loss, a leash that can be secured to a wetsuit or around your neck. Goggle for body surfing (surf sunglasses) do not seal around the eyes but have maximize air circulation to minimize fogging.
The Tierra del Fuego have hydrophobic coated lenses which repel water along with oils and dust particles – your glasses will stay clean for longer. When they do get dirty, hydrophobic lenses clean easier than normal lenses.
Cool, extremely comfortable sunglasses that are great for use on the land or in the sea. Dark and yellow lenses included.
Excellent drainage, a hydrophobic water shield coating on the lenses, and a non-elastic head strap make these sunglasses a favorite for body surfers. There is
some danger of loosing a lens in the surf.
New cool design is backed up by a 1 year guarantee against loss in the surf. Also available in prescription lenses, Surf Shades X can be fit with prescriptions up to SPH -4 & CYL 2.