Good Times are Thata Way…..
With Johnny Tofu ,Terry Towelling and Eric da Bolt
After waking up to a overcast rainy Sunday morning, it was a quick cup of Caffeine before driving north to pick up da Bolt and head to the Land of Milk and Honey…Gerringong! I had made arrangements to meet up with Chris from Ecto Handplanes for a splash mid morning, so after calling into the southern car park at Werri Beach , it was soon obvious to myself and Eric that it wasn’t going to be the usual pumping surf that we score back at Home…so after sending out the Mat Signal ( messaged to Facebook) old mate Johnny Tofu soon appeared , closely followed by his partner in crime, Terry Towelling!
Terry pictured above
Johnny pictured below and describing how to perform the T-Bone, Wrestle the Old Lady , the Double Decker and the Robin….SCUMM MOMENTS
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So after much banter and some funny surf mat lesson’s from John, we decided to hit the very small but at least clean waves for a SCUMM MAT MEET.
As you can see below it didn’t take long to get into the swing of wave sharing…SCUMM Party Wave!
Try and wipe the smile off Johnny’s face!
Many Thanks to John and Terry for the wave sharing and laughs, looking forward to catching up in the New Year for some more Good Times!
ecto handplanes, increase the thrilling speed and freedom of bodysurfing by allowing you to maximise accelaration and hold in hollow waves. Designed by Chris Anderson on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, ‘ecto handplanes’ have a specific shape, volume and strap so they peform as an insane surfboard for your hand:“My project 1000 Surfboard Graveyard highlighted the thousands of surfboards going to landfill each year. As a surfer and designer, I developed ecto handplanes as a rad way to recycle broken surfboards. The ecto handplane is designed with a light single concave and a carefully balanced volume to make body surfing fast and fun! ecto (eck-tow) was a nickname, it's short for 'ectomorph', a term that refers to people with a lean and tall body shape. The name fits perfectly with the long, stretched out body form people must make while body surfing.–– Chris Anderson
The SCUMM hand plane.
It came with its own little plane cover
Chris Anderson below, founder and hand plane builder ….that's a board and not a oversized hand plane that he made for himself.
Ecto Handplanes were a recent winner at the Sydney Design Awards
John Anderson pictured below with one of his son’s fine handplanes.
Myself with a few of my toys
After much laughter with the Werri Beach SCUMM, it was a quick drive further North to Kiama Downs, where we finally caught up with Chris to pick up my new custom order handplane and to get a few tips in the finer points of body surfing. Well the surf by now had turned to junk, but Chris was keen to try one of my surfmats and the Duck Feet flippers, so a little mat session was had , and the good times continued to roll!
Thanks again Chris for supplying myself with the Handplane and the great hospitality! Hope to catch up soon in my own backyard to share some good waves!