THE STORY BEHIND WHOMPA
Frustrated with handplanes that just don’t feel intuitive, he set out to design and create a product that delivered the performance he wanted without sacrifice. It had to be environmentally sustainable, it had to last and it didn’t need to break the bank. After 3 years of design and product trialling, the Whompa handplane was born.
A Frame Photography – Steve Arklay
WHY CHOOSE WHOMPA?
You have to alter your whole swimming style around the handplane, so there’s way more technique involved. And there’s far more drag when you’re trying to pull one clear of the water. Whereas Whompa handplanes are different, they are designed to be an extension of your hand. Our Whompers constantly tell us, “It really is an instinctive experience.” They give you enough power to get on the wave, without being difficult to use. You’re still able to swim and duck dive like normal, without the feeling you’re dragging a dinner plate behind you, per se. Whompa handplanes are also concave, this provides more power for their size and allows for really nice steering control when you’re on the face of a wave.
BETTER FOR YOU, BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We have developed our handplanes using 100% recycled plastic, providing a significant and meaningful reduction in environmental impact. Just throw one in the boot of your vehicle and you’ll never have to worry about it, or your conscience.
Whompa handplanes are just $79.95 AUD and once you own one, you’ll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. A massive doses of ocean therapy is included free of charge.