WAW Handplanes founder Rikki Gilbey

WAW Handplanes founder Rikki Gilbey

about us

WAW (wave after wave) Handplanes is a bodysurfing brand that is committed to giving back.

Founded by Rikki Gilbey and based in Sydney, Australia we handmake make our handplanes out of sustainable, recycled and reclaimed materials so that you can enjoy getting barrelled without leaving a trace.

The company was born after one inspirational bodysurfing session in 2014 and is continuing to grow.  We use sustainable timbers for our handplanes, as well as Yulex pure bio plant based rubber for our adjustable hand straps. To find out more about our materials and manufacture click here

Timber is not only an environmental choice, we believe it also creates the best performing handplanes. Neutrally buoyant and long lasting, we pride ourselves on a product for life, which is why all our handplanes come with our WAWRRIORS Warranty


One handplane one tree
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bodysurfing handplanes

*note our Yulex pure bio plant based rubber straps are certified by the FSC & Rainforest Alliance

handplanes tree planting

To replace the timber we use and to reduce our carbon footprint as a business, we plant one tree through the Carbon Neutral Charity Fund for every Handplane we sell. #OneHandplaneOneTree

To date we have planted somewhere between 3-4000 trees nation wide.

To be in the know and find out when we have new products available, where we are stocked, or just want to see some awesome barrels? Follow us on Instagram @wawhandplanes.

As passionate about bodysurfing as we are about the health of the oceans we swim in, we are on the lookout for aligned partners in both the retail and not-for-profit space. 

  • Want to stock our handplanes or discuss brand alliances?

  • interested in how we can support your organisation or next event?

  • Please Email us using the contact form below.

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