Santa Monica Bodysurfing/Handplaning Fun

January 09, 2013 1 min read

Sydney, our good friend and owner and operator of  LA Surf and Swim, shreds it up on a sweet little left-hand ride: once again showing you do not need the big stuff. It is quite possible to have a great time handplaning in not so good surf. In fact, it’s in these kind of conditions where these boards do best. Turn your shitty surf into epic handplane surf.  This not to say you can’t rip it up in 8-foot walls.  Just check out some of the images coming back from Fiji on our Facebook page.  You will love it. Keep it up Syd, stoked to see you shredding it up!

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left