WAW Handplanes Straps Are Now Made From Yulex! What Is Yulex?

The Bodysurfing Shop is exited to announce the new summer season release of the WAW Handplanes range. They have teamed up with the guys at Yulex Corp to create the strongest most sustainable handplane strap available. The strap is made using Yulex Pure™. The Bodysurfing Shop has a exclusive sale on these handplanes just in time for your summer barrels.

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NATHAN LEHOUX wins the double IN ANGLET, BADINA WINS THE Overall french cup of bodysurfing

Recently, the final leg of the French Cup of Bodysurfing went down. What a day it was. The conditions were superb for the last round of the Coupe de France 2018: waves of one and a half meters and off-shore wind all day long. Beautiful and warm, the perfect day for bodysurfing. 
Nathan Lehoux finally made the double by dominating Mateo Clémente in hope and taking the best of Jonathan Despergers in Open. However, we did not forget the masterful tube by Despergers in the quarter-final, noted 9/10.

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In 2016, Rikki Gilbey of WAW Handplanes organised the first Whomp Off Australia. A small affair, it featured just four teams bodysurfing. The East Sydney Bodysurfers, Wommin Wompers, South Coast Bodysurfers and the Northern Beaches Whompers. Little did he know that the Whomp Off Australia would turn into the largest team based bodysurfing event run globally. With over 14 teams and 120 competitors registered this year, the competition is running ahead on the 15th of September (tomorrow) at North Cronulla Beach. In lead up to the event we had a chat with competition organiser Rikki Gilbey to talk all things Whomp Off Australia.

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Vissla is a brand founded in 2013 that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. They also constantly strive to minimise their environmental impact and protect the oceans and waves that has raised us. In collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation, Vissla founded the Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest which is now in its 3rd year, turning waste into want. From broken doors into handplanes and cigarette buds into surfboards. Coincidentally, in the 3rd year of the Whomp Off Australia, Vissla has taken on a major sponsorship role to help support the sport we know and love. We had a chat with Wes Berg, legendary Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman and Vissla representative about all things bodysurfing.

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DaFiN bodysurfing fins are commonly known to be one of the worlds best surf, surf rescue and swim fins. In 2018, DaFiN are supporting the bodysurfing community and have become a major sponsor of Whomp Off Australia in Cronulla on the 15th of September. In lead up to the event, we had a chat with DaFiN Team Manager, Kenui Cochran,  to talk all things Whomp Off.

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Swellnet Whomp Off Australia 2018 Interview

Since the early 2000s, Swellnet has been providing Australian surfers with regular surf reports, forecasts and access to live surfcams. Over the years it has built into a thriving online community of surfers, spanning social media, forums and online information boards featuring daily content focused on everything to do with surf photography, industry news, surfing trends, environmental issues and various surf related journals. In 2018, Swellnet decided to support the bodysurfing community and become major sponsors of the Whomp Off Australia to be held in Cronulla on the 15th of September.

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Enjoying the ocean takes many forms. Jay Rossetti (@the_cachalot) practices all of them

Two things can be said about bodysurfers. We love the ocean and we love riding waves. I had the opportunity of meeting and having a chat with paramedic Jay Rossetti who embodies this sentiment. His blend of photography and surfing in all forms bring a carefully curated Instagram page which provides that daily dose of stoke which everyone needs in their life. Small waves, big waves, bodysurfing, longboarding, there is a certain joy that Jay shares with the world.  

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