Original Handcrafted POD Handboard - Bodysurfing Handplanes

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Bodysurfing Handboards - Original Handcrafted Wood POD Handboard

There’s nothing quite like our beautifully handcrafted, limited edition solid timber bodysurfing handplanes!

Since the late 80’s, our founder and designer Shane Vassallo has been hand making each hardboard out of select grade Australian cedar and then takes great care to individually number it along with its different board weight and year made.

The natural variations of the wood’s grain colouring, shape and weight make each handboard one-of-a-kind.

The handboard comes to you in a black drawstring neoprene bag after it has been hand coated a minimum of 8 times with marine grade wood varnish and lightly sanded in between each coat.

For the dedicated bodysurfer looking for a brag-worthy, unique product with outstanding performance, we highly recommend the POD Handcrafted Solid Wooden Handboard.

All POD handboards decks are Convex = Comfort in the palm of your hand

The bottom surface are  Concave = Optimum Lift, Speed, and Control in the surf

The concave bottom and keel fin is explicitly engineered for rapid lift versus force; this will assist in your body surfing and wave-holding skills without your board sliding downwards.

Note: Please review the numbered boards available, please add this board number in the notes when placing your order.

  • Handboard Numbering as follows POD/Year/Board No. also W = Weight 
Other Details
Weight: 0.89 KGS
Width: 39.00 (cm)
Height 25.00 (cm)
Depth 10.00 (cm)
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout


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Written by Andrew on 6th Feb 2018

Fantastic product

I want to thank you for a fantastic product. I just love the Wooden Hand Surfer. I have been using it regularly through the summer in small sucky beach breaks to large outside 4-5 foot bombs. I am amazed at how differently it performs compared to the plastic Pod. Thanks heaps

Written by Chris on 12th Dec 2017

Australia's 1 Bodysurfing Handboard

Thanks Shane, by far the best timber handboards available! I made the big mistake, bought another brand it was to small no concave, just a flat surface, not even a nice outer shape, a thin hand strap connected to a leg rope plug? Another badly positioned plug for a wrist strap, that was not even supplied. Your boards are so well designed, but most of all they are a great size, I get so much more lift out of the water in good condition all the way my lower legs and fins, amazing difference in my bodysurfing.

Written by undefined on 29th Oct 2013

Well designed and made

Having used the wooden handboard a couple of times, I have found it easy to use.

Written by Simon Anders on 28th Apr 2013

Incredible, love it

Amazing product - the normal pods are fantastic but the timber is really something special, light and speedy, even looks great hanging on the wall during the colder months. Truly an item to treasure I even have a pelican case to store it in. I'm a true fan Shane, please continue the good work, the fins are great too.

Written by Jason Alfrey on 20th Feb 2011

Absolutely Great

I'm from the States and I've had my timber for a couple years now, without a doubt the best handboard that I have ever used. Most other handboards are clunky and this one delivers on every level. I get a lot of people asking about it and I'm glad to see you have a shop to refer them to.