In 1933 Dr Ernest Smithers invented a product that would not only save countless
lives on the 6th February 1938 in the infamous Black Sunday rescues at Bondi Beach
where over 250 lives were saved but has been under the feet of some of our decorated
surfing world champions.
The humble Surfoplane were a staple the beaches around Australia and the world for
over 40 years and with the possibility of the brand disappearing, Land & Sea Sports
stepped in and saved the iconic label.
Not only does Land & Sea Sports sell the classic Surfoplane, it has a range of products
under the Surfoplane name which includes Bodyboards, Longboards, Shortboards
and now Skateboards.
The best thing about the Longboards and Shortboards is the Low Impact Foam Deck
designed for safety during those learning times. The boards still perform similar to
their fibreglass or epoxy counterparts.
The Shortboard comes in a 6”6 Fish and a 6ft Performance Tri-fin which sell for $299 & $249 respectively and the Byron Bay Longboard comes
in 7ft and 8ft for a very reasonable $299 & $349.
A great item for when the waves aren’t playing the game, is the range of
The Bondi Cruiser, Coastal Rider and Surf Self Rider all have a classic retro look
with the Bondi and Coastal boards having a bamboo deck with the Self Rider
being made from Canadian Maple.
It’s such a credit to see companies keeping our iconic brands alive and while
these may not be for the hardcore surfer, they are loads of Summer fun.