Handplane Shaping for Bodysurfing Workshop

Handplane Shaping for Bodysurfing Workshop

Shape Your Own Timber Wave-riding Machine




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Rikki Gilbey has individually hand-crafted thousands of timber boards and is the manager of his own body-surfing company. Learning the principles of handplane design, template creation, techniques and woodworking hand tools required to shape your very own sustainable wave-riding machine.

Design and shape your custom designed handplane suited to your bodysurfing style, attach your fully adjustable and recycled neoprene strap system and apply personal artistic touches.

This class is great for larger groups and evnets.

This class is available on Request

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No experience necessary, all abilities welcome.

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All equipment is provided.

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This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a special occasion, team building activity, baby shower, birthday, bucks party or corporate event.


Nauti Studios, Stanmore, NSW


Rikki Gilbey
Rikki Gilbey

Founder of WAW Handplanes

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Having operated my own bodysurfing company for past 3 years and individually hand crafted 1000's of timber boards I can guide you through the principles of handplane design and template creation, and of course the techniques and woodworking hand tools required to shape your very own wave riding machine.

Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 23 Mar 2019)

Absolutely awesome. I had not hand planed before, but this was no issue. Rikki was really knowledgeable, and a great was instructor. The set up was great and even with limited woodwork skill I created an awesome plane. I'm so looking forward to using it!!


By (attended on 23 Mar 2019)

The class was awesome, Rikki was a great teacher and everything was provided. I would definitely recommend this class to my friends. The best part is you get to Hit the surf afterwards and trial your hand plane. Thanks Rikki.

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