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On a different plane

Handplane hoedown offers alt surf experience

Updated: May 7, 2012, 3:15 PM ET
By Shawn Parkin

This weekend, while most of the surf industry's collective attention was turned toward the Nike Lowers Pro and Billabong XXL Awards,  another group of wave riders quietly gathered. Flying (or sliding, as it were) under the radar, is right where these folks are used to being. Most surfers by now have noticed the growing popularity in recent years of bodysurfing, and more specifically, handplaning. Without much attention paid by the surf media, this has been largely an underground movement, ...

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