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This wave is made of driftwood found on Main Beach in Santa Cruz, CA after an El Niño storm. The frame was is bannister railing from Beulah Park, the artist's home and a former religious retreat from the 1920s through the 1950s. The cable staples and plywood are from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. Dimensions: 34" x...

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This wave is made of an old bike chain from the Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz, California. The frame is salvaged wood. The plywood backing is from Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Santa Cruz, California. Dimensions: 13" x 20" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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This is the first fish-shaped agave handplane from us. It's made from agave harvested in the California desert, and has a nice matte finish with epoxy resin along with two layers of 4 ounce fiberglass cloth. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production. The hardware is solid brass. The use of agave makes this very unique. Throw it in your backpack...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The redwood stripes come from floorboards milled in the late-1800s from the historic, Schwan mansion in Santa Cruz, California. Five percent of the profits from this handplane go to support the aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the...

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This hatchet shaped longboard fin is handcrafted of Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches and cedar offcuts from a cabinet shop in Santa Cruz, California. It is glassed with Entropy Resins, bio-based epoxy and a sheet of 4 ounce Aerialite fiberglass. It was purposely left unsanded and without a base so that it could be glassed onto an existing...

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This leaf-shaped longboard fin is handcrafted of Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches. The flowers were inspired by designs from Copper Pig Woodworking. They're made of cocobolo, purple heart, Indian rosewood, and Brazilian mahogany from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production. The base is made of Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Length: 9 inches All Ventana Fins...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from upcycled, Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The redwood stripes come from a backyard trellis. There are also stripes of Indian Rosewood and spruce offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from upcycled, Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The redwood stripes come from floorboards old house in Capitola, CA. There are also stripes of Indian Rosewood and spruce offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company, and Monterey cypress from a woodworker's shop. This...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from upcycled, Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is also offcut cocobolo, spruce and Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is...

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This one's sold, but we can make more! Contact us! The Astro Chimp model was designed for when the surf starts to get a bit more vertical. We increased the nose and tail rocker, though overall still relaxed compared to contemporary performance rockers. The Astro Chimp can handle punchy beach breaks, peeling points or barreling reef passes. This shape is fast...

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This one's sold, but we can make more! Contact us! This special board was hand-shaped to commemorate the partnership between Conservation International and Save the Waves. The Astro Chimp model was designed for when the surf starts to get a bit more vertical. We increased the nose and tail rocker, though overall still relaxed compared to contemporary performance rockers. The Astro...

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This hatchet-shaped longboard fin is handcrafted of small strips of spruce and Honduras mahogany offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production. The base is made of Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Length: 9 inches All Ventana Fins are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!

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Wave of vintage barbed wire inside a wooden frame. The wire is from Sutter Creek and the frame is an old growth redwood fence frame. The backing is plywood from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The moon is made from a roofing nail. Dimensions: 13" x 20" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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The Barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus), is a species of surfperch native to inshore waters from northern California to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can reach a length of 43 centimeters (17 inches) though most do not exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches). The maximum recorded weight is 2.0 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Like other surfperches, it gives birth to live young....

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$ 625.00

The Barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus), is a species of surfperch native to inshore waters from northern California to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can reach a length of 43 centimeters (17 inches) though most do not exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches). The maximum recorded weight is 2.0 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Like other surfperches, it gives birth to live young....

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$ 625.00

The Barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus), is a species of surfperch native to inshore waters from northern California to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can reach a length of 43 centimeters (17 inches) though most do not exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches). The maximum recorded weight is 2.0 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Like other surfperches, it gives birth to live young....

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$ 625.00

The Barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus), is a species of surfperch native to inshore waters from northern California to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can reach a length of 43 centimeters (17 inches) though most do not exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches). The maximum recorded weight is 2.0 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Like other surfperches, it gives birth to live young....

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$ 625.00

The Barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus), is a species of surfperch native to inshore waters from northern California to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can reach a length of 43 centimeters (17 inches) though most do not exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches). The maximum recorded weight is 2.0 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Like other surfperches, it gives birth to live young....

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This one’s sold! Learn more about Ventana custom wooden surfboards.  This very special fish is our 100th surfboard! We worked for many months with a host of collaborators to complete this performance work of art and the fish-themed art pieces that accompany it. The actual barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus) lives in the Monterey Bay and is a favorite of our master...

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This very special performance, bodysurfing handplane matches the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard! The actual barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus) lives in the Monterey Bay and is a favorite of our master craftsman, Martijn Stiphout. The bottom is made of laser-cut "fish scales" created from spruce and flame maple offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company and bay laurel floorboards made in 1853 for the cooperage (where...

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$ 225.00

Wave of galvanized steel hoops accented with rust, reclaimed from wine barrels used by Soquel Vineyards. Riveted for strength and support. Dimensions: 26" diameter x 2" depth Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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These handmade, surfboard-shaped bird feeders are created entirely from reclaimed materials by Ventana featured artist, Chris Allen. The bottles were collected for Ventana at beach cleanups led by Save Our Shores. The materials come from old fence wood from Pasatiempo, 100+ year old barn wood, Honduras mahogany offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company and screws re-used from other projects. Some...

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The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a large species of sculpin native to the Pacific coast of North America. Although the genus name translates literally as "scorpion fish", true scorpionfish (such as lionfish) belong to the related family Scorpaenidae. The cabezon is the only known member of its genus. As the Spanish-origin name implies (cabeza means head), the fish has a...

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$ 600.00

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a large species of sculpin native to the Pacific coast of North America. Although the genus name translates literally as "scorpion fish", true scorpionfish (such as lionfish) belong to the related family Scorpaenidae. The cabezon is the only known member of its genus. As the Spanish-origin name implies (cabeza means head), the fish has a...

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$ 325.00

The wave in this bold piece are made from ebony off-cuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company fret production. The backing is plywood reclaimed from industrial shelving. The frame is reclaimed fence wood from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. Dimensions: 20" x 40" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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$ 650.00

The blue ling (Molva dypterygia) is a member of the cod family from the North Atlantic. It is usually 70 to 110 cm long, but the maximum length is 155 cm. Blue ling feed on fish and crustaceans, and benthic invertebrates. The fish reaches sexual maturity at the age of six to 12 years. This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5....

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The blue ling (Molva dypterygia) is a member of the cod family from the North Atlantic. It is usually 70 to 110 cm long, but the maximum length is 155 cm. Blue ling feed on fish and crustaceans, and benthic invertebrates. The fish reaches sexual maturity at the age of six to 12 years. This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5....

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$ 650.00

The blue ling (Molva dypterygia) is a member of the cod family from the North Atlantic. It is usually 70 to 110 cm long, but the maximum length is 155 cm. Blue ling feed on fish and crustaceans, and benthic invertebrates. The fish reaches sexual maturity at the age of six to 12 years. This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5....

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The regal blue tang or Paracanthurus hepatus can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific. The regal blue tang is one of the most common and most popular marine aquarium fish all over the world. They live in pairs, or in small groups of 8 to 14 individuals. This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5. It is signed,...

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The regal blue tang or Paracanthurus hepatus can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific. The regal blue tang is one of the most common and most popular marine aquarium fish all over the world. They live in pairs, or in small groups of 8 to 14 individuals. This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5. It is signed,...

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This one's sold, but we can make more! Contact us! The Bonobo model was designed for quick pop-ups, outstanding maneuverability and nose-riding. It's perfect for a small, mushy day or an overhead break. This shape will be your go-to longboard. It's available in 7'6' to 10'0' lengths. The Bonobo is part of the Ventana Locus Surfboards Eco Collection, a collaboration to create high...

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Made from used brushes used to resin coat Ventana surfboards and handplanes, this barreling wave exemplifies beautifully the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure." In this case, the trash of our own master craftsman, Martijn Stiphout, has become the treasure of our featured artist, Chris Allen. Make it your treasure, too! The frame is from a salvaged fence and...

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We call this the batwing for obvious reasons. It's a double concave beauty made from fence boards found in the municipal dump in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique,...

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Sold at auction to benefit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! This is a totally unique, concave stunner made from Cedar fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped...

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Sold! Learn about our surfboards and custom orders! This gorgeous, sunburst/moon burst longboard with infinity swirl top deck is a performance work of art and was a special commission for an upcoming feature film. The bottom deck is designed to represent the sun and the moon. The moon itself is an unknown species of burl driftwood found at Andrew Molera State...

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This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The lighter wood is Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches, and the darker wood is old growth redwood from a porch in Santa Cruz. Nail holes and other small gaps in the reclaimed wood have been filled with brass using a secret technique. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer with woods of spruce and Indian rosewood offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped...

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This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The lighter wood is spruce and the darker is Indian rosewood from Santa Cruz Guitar Company offcuts. On the top, there's also a small inlay of ebony and abalone from a guitar offcut. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is...

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$ 650.00

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a large species of sculpin native to the Pacific coast of North America. Although the genus name translates literally as "scorpion fish", true scorpionfish (such as lionfish) belong to the related family Scorpaenidae. The cabezon is the only known member of its genus. As the Spanish-origin name implies (cabeza means head), the fish has a...

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$ 650.00

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a large species of sculpin native to the Pacific coast of North America. Although the genus name translates literally as "scorpion fish", true scorpionfish (such as lionfish) belong to the related family Scorpaenidae. The cabezon is the only known member of its genus. As the Spanish-origin name implies (cabeza means head), the fish has a...

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This 6'0' hull is a beauty. The top and bottom are unique, creating two art pieces for conversation in the wave line up and/or the home.  A hull surfboard has a convex bottom shape and planing surface. A traditional displacement board plows through and parts the water, but a planing hull is different. It essentially skims across the surface creating a fast and loose ride. The primary wood on...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The old growth redwood at the nose is from the porch of an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, CA. The thin, dark center stringer is 8000 year old, carbon-dated oak from a...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The old growth redwood at the nose is from the porch of an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, CA. The thin, dark center stringer is Indian rosewood from the Santa Cruz Guitar...

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This double concave, fish-shaped handplane is sleek and stunning. The lighter wood is reclaimed cedar from old fence posts, and the dark stringer is Indian rosewood offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the...

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$ 295.00

This fish-shaped, butcher block design, handplane includes Free US Shipping. It's made from spruce and Indian rosewood offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using a tree sap base. It's glassed with Aerialite fiberglass. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development,...

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This is a nice, stubby concave made from Cedar fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. This...

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This is a totally new shape from us. It's a cool concave plane made from fence boards found in the municipal landfill in Santa Cruz, California. There's no fiber glass cloth here, just a nice, epoxy resin finish. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand...

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The redwood is reclaimed from a backyard trellis. The lighter squares are Douglas fir offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. The thin line is made of spruce and rosewood offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap...

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Sold! Learn about our surfboards and custom orders! The stunning redwood in this performance work of art came from the floorboards of the historic Schwan Victorian mansion in Santa Cruz, California. The house was built of local wood in the 1890's, and these clear grain heart redwood floor boards served the residents all the way through the early 2000's when...

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This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. It incorporates, laser-cut, reclaimed wooden "fish scales" inlayed into a flower pattern inspired by the designs of Copper Pig Woodworking. The scales were created for the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard!  The petals are made of cocobolo offcuts from...

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This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. It incorporates, laser-cut, reclaimed wooden "fish scales" inlayed into a flower pattern inspired by the designs of Copper Pig Woodworking. The scales were created for the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard!  The petals are made of cocobolo offcuts from...

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$ 650.00

The coffinfish (Chaunax endeavouri) is a species of sea toad of the family Chaunacidae. It is found in salty temperate waters of southwestern Pacific, off east coast of Australia. It can be also found in depths of 164–984.3 ft (50.0–300.0 m). They have a globose and spiny body that grows to a maximum length of 22.0 cm (8.7 in) and...

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$ 575.00

The coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family, one of the several species of Pacific salmon. Coho salmon are also known as silver salmon or "silvers." This fish is hand-crafted using stoneware clay and fired to cone 5. It is signed, dated, numbered, tabbed, and museum-wired to showcase only the fish. Contact us...

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Philippine mahogany makes up the majority of this handplane, but the eye-catcher is the center stringer made from colored pencils. On both sides are stringers made from reclaimed redwood floorboards from the historic Schwan Mansion in Santa Cruz. Glassed with 4oz cloth and epoxy resin. The hand strap is made with nylon covered with off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the...

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This very tall and narrow piece includes a wave made of an old bike chain from the UC Santa Cruz bike co-op. The frame is salvaged fence wood. The plywood backing is from Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Santa Cruz, California. Dimensions: 11" x 48" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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Cedar and pine with redwood and Douglas fir checkered stringer. The cedar came from fence boards, and the redwood is upcycled from a backyard deck. The Doug fir and pine are both reclaimed, as well. This has a double concave bottom, 4 ounce fiberglass cloth top and bottom and a comfy neoprene hand strap made of off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuits in Santa Cruz, California,...

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This beauty is made from reclaimed old growth redwood from a backyard trellis. The checkered stringer is made of upcycled Douglas fir from a cabinet maker's off-cuts, and the yellow stripes are made from reclaimed pine. This has a double concave bottom with 4oz. fiberglass top and bottom and a comfy, neoprene hand strap made of off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuits in Santa Cruz,...

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This handplane was made from reclaimed Douglas fir, cedar, and old growth redwood from a backyard trellis. The center stringer is cedar and has glitter in the resin to give it a sparkly look in the sunlight. It's glassed with 4oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. The hardware is all brass, and the hand strap is made from off-cuts from Hotline Wetsuit...

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$ 295.00

This fish-shaped, performance handplane includes is made entirely from reclaimed conifer species: spruce offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Doug fir from John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat, redwood, pine, red cedar, and Alaskan yellow cedar from a Monterey Bay Aquarium bench. It's glassed with Aerialite fiberglass and Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is non-toxic and is made using a tree...

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$ 295.00

This fish-shaped, performance handplane is made entirely from reclaimed conifer species: spruce offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Doug fir from John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat, redwood, pine, red cedar, and Alaskan yellow cedar from a Monterey Bay Aquarium bench. It's glassed with Aerialite fiberglass and Entropy Resins, a bio-resin which is non-toxic and is made using a tree sap base....

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This wave is made of blue, CAT5E phone cables from an upgrade Santa Cruz, CA hotel phone system. The frame and background wood are from a pallet from Mission Printers. Dimensions: 28" x 32" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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This 7'0' sunburst disc with a rounded pin tail is a stunning, performance work of art. The top and bottom are totally distinct, creating two art pieces for conversation in the line up and/or the home. The primary wood on the gorgeous top deck is Bay laurel reclaimed during the preservation project of the historic cooperage building on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. The long,...

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$ 295.00

This fish-shaped, performance handplane is made from a salvaged redwood hot tub and features embedded slices of golf balls from the Concurrent/The Plastic Pick-Up project.  Alex Weber (Director of The Plastic Pick -Up) has been collecting golf balls from the waters off Pebble Beach since she was 16 years old, and has amassed an incredible stockpile of 50,000 golf balls....

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$ 295.00

This fish-shaped, performance handplane is made from a salvaged redwood hot tub and features embedded slices of golf balls from the Concurrent/The Plastic Pick-Up project.  Alex Weber (Director of The Plastic Pick -Up) has been collecting golf balls from the waters off Pebble Beach since she was 16 years old, and has amassed an incredible stockpile of 50,000 golf balls....

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$ 225.00

The piece pictured has sold, but Chris can create a similar one. Contact us for details. This piece incorporates "fish" made from Honduras mahogany guitar neck offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This is the same wood used in Ventana Surfboards and our Save-A-Surf Box. The flexible conduit ripples and plywood backing are from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz....

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This one’s sold! Learn more about Ventana custom wooden surfboards.  This performance, sleek thruster was created for Custom Tattoo Design. You dream it, they draw it. They work with you one-on-one from anywhere in the world to turn your ideas into beautifully drawn custom tattoo designs like the on the bottom deck of this board. The tattoo design was printed on...

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The beak on this quirky egret is made from a hedge clipper purchased at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. The bird's feathers are made of aluminum soda cans, and its legs are rebar from near the artists home. The fish are made of Ventana resin brush handles that were used in the production of our surfboards. The...

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This frame on this piece is a vintage window frame from Beulah Park, the artist's home and a former religious retreat from the 1920s through the 1950s. The plywood backing is from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. The anchovies and sea grass are cut from the lids of antique Don Antonio brand anchovy lids from Cannery Row...

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Sold! Learn about our surfboards and custom orders! The Double Helix Flyer is a sleek and stunning performance longboard. This gorgeous board was crafted by Amaya Dennis with lessons and guidance by Martijn Stiphout. Amaya built the board for her senior capstone graduation project at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, California. The bottom deck's double helix representation of DNA...

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$ 345.00

This is a large piece,  53" x 29", with waves made of flexible, metal conduit on a plywood shipping crate lid. The conduit is from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The frame is from an old fence. The quote is from Walt Whitman. Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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This double concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane handplane was a special commission and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. The lighter wood comes from Alaskan Cedar benches used by thousands of visitors at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The black wood is ebony from the head of a Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitar, inclusive of the gorgeous mother of pearl inlay. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy...

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$ 645.00

The wave in this bold piece are made from ebony off-cuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company fret production. The backing is plywood from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. The frame is reclaimed fence wood. Dimensions: 34" x 47" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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The red wave in this frame made from a salvaged fence was created from an old bike chain from the Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz, California. The plywood backing is from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Learn more about artist Christopher Allen. Dimensions: 20" x 34"

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This commissioned fin for a customer in Pacifica, California is made of Indian rosewood from Santa Cruz Guitar Company offcuts, reclaimed Birdseye maple, salvaged monkeypod, and bubinga from Meier Brothers Furniture.  We used Aerialite Surf Glass and bio-based epoxy from Entropy Resins for the fiberglassing process. This fin is handcrafted in Santa Cruz, California by Master Artisan, Martijn Stiphout.

$ 175.00

This performance, bodysurfing handplane kit with light-colored reclaimed wood is perfect for you to create your own art piece or give as a gift! It's a double concave fish that's a blast on any size wave. After decorating or paining it, you can finish it yourself with polyurethane, resin or fiberglass and resin. Or, we can glass it for you with Entropy Super Sap...

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This one-of-a-kind sushi board was created by Paul Jasper of Copper Pig Woodworking in Framingham, Massachusetts using Ventana fish scales created by our master craftsman, Martijn Stiphout, using woods from our Upcycle Partner Program. The scales match the Barred Surfperch 5'10", Ventana's 100th surfboard. They are crafted from maple, bay laurel, cocobolo, walnut, and Indian rosewood sourced from Santa Cruz...

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This gorgeous, fish-shaped handplane is made from sustainably grown spruce, cedar, Koa, Honduras Mahogany, Indian Rosewood and Brazilian Rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars. The hand strap is made with nylon and covered with offcuts from Hotline Wetsuit production, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass.  You...

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This longboard fin is handcrafted of Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from...

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This gorgeous board with a checker motif was built using reclaimed redwood floor boards from an historic Victorian mansion in Santa Cruz, California. As with all Ventana Surfboards, this one rides like a dream. The checkerboard was made using left over yellow cedar pieces from an earlier board. The checkers are separated from the lower deck by a stringer made of reclaimed maple and wenge....

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This hollow-framed, wooden longboard is built to ride smooth and fast in any sized wave. It was created as a surprise wedding gift from Marilynn to her husband, Chris. It was unveiled at their wedding in Santa Cruz, California on September 28, 2019. The top deck is made from salvaged redwood from the floorboards of the Schwan mansion built in...

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This one’s sold! Learn more about Ventana custom wooden surfboards.  This one-of-a-kind, performance fish is a collaboration with Upcycled Skate Art.  The top and bottom decks are made from redwood offcuts provided by Uncommon Brewer, makers of Ventana Special Bitter and other classic beers. Upcycled Skate Art created a beautiful pour of EcoPoxy with wine-colored, Black Diamond Pigments and glitter that looks...

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This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made from a selection of the some of the rarest and most reclaimed valuable in our stockpile. It incorporates, laser-cut, reclaimed wooden "fish scales" inlayed into a flower pattern inspired by the designs of Copper Pig Woodworking. The scales were created for the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard! The primary wood is...

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This one's sold, but we can make more! Contact us! The Gibbon model is a performance hull designed for speed and flow. We increased the entry rocker, added a bit of tail kick and pulled in the nose and tail outline. The Gibbon is designed for rail to rail surfing in waist to overhead surf. The bottom has a slight vee transitioning...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using nearly 40% tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce, Honduras mahogany and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks and redwood floorboards from the mid-1800s from the historic, Schwan mansion in Santa Cruz, California. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with poplar and Douglas fir offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using nearly 40% tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane has beautiful red tones and is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. It is made from spruce and Honduras mahogany offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with light cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks, darker cedar from fence posts found in the Santa Cruz Municipal Landfill and redwood from a backyard trellis. This handplane uses...

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This single concave, glossy, fish-shaped handplane is a stunning, performance bodysurfer. We think it's great for getting covered up in the barrel...shacked, as it were. It is made from spruce, Honduras mahogany and rosewood offcuts from the production of Santa Cruz Guitar Company guitars, along with cedar offcuts from Knotty Hole Woodworks and redwood floorboards from the mid-1800s from the historic, Schwann mansion in Santa...

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These two pieces incorporate fish made from Honduras mahogany guitar neck off-cuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This is the same wood used in Ventana Surfboards and our Save-A-Surf Box.  The plywood backing and industrial staple grass are from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. The frames are made of reclaimed kitchen cabinet doors. These are $295 each or...

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The fish in this bold piece are used resin brushes from Ventana surfboard creation. The frame is a vintage window sash from Beulah Park. The uncoiled, flexible conduit "kelp" and the background of plywood are from Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. Dimensions: 18" x 24" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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The fish on this unique piece are made from resin brushes used in the production of Ventana Surfboards. The grass is made of Don Roberto brand, vintage anchovy tins from Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. The backing is reclaimed plywood and the frame is a vintage window sash. Dimensions: 18" x 30" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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The fish in this bold piece are used resin brushes from Ventana surfboard creation. The wooden picture frame is vintage, and the reclaimed wood background is from Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Santa Cruz, CA. The kelp is made of chain link fencing from the artist's home.  Dimensions: 2' x 4' Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

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This one's sold, but we can make more! Contact us! The Hocus Pocus is part of the Ventana Locus Surfboards Eco Collection, a collaboration to create high performance, eco-responsible, foam-based surfboards. This model is asymmetrical and was designed for bigger waves and more control, but it will perform well in smaller waves, as well. The back side edge is six inches shorter than...

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Sold! Learn about our surfboards and custom orders! The Hodgepodge Longboard is a performance work of nose-riding art. This gorgeous board was a special commission for a customer in West Palm Beach, Florida. We incorporated more species and sources of reclaimed and salvaged woods from the Ventana Upcycle Partners than any Ventana board to date. Wood sources include: Santa Cruz Guitar Company...

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Almost finished! Pre-order to make it yours! This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The lighter wood in the center is Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches. The redwood is from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, Calfornia. And, the stripes and stringer are salvaged walnut sourced by Mission Bell Reclaimed. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which...

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This glossy, fish-shaped handplanes is made from old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Santa Cruz, California. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand...

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This glossy, fish-shaped handplanes is made from old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Santa Cruz, California. This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with offcuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand...

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This fish-shaped handplane includes Free US Shipping. It's made from old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Santa Cruz, California. The stringer is made of Doug fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck and Ed "Doc" Ricketts chartered this 77 foot sardine boat...

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This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. It incorporates, laser-cut, reclaimed wooden "fish scales" that match the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard!  The "fish scales" were created from cocobolo, flame maple, Indian rosewood, koa, Honduras mahogany, walnut, and meranti offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production. We...

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This piece is made of French oak wine barrel staves from Ventana Upcycle Partner, Soquel Vineyards. The frame was found, and the scrap wood backing is pallet wood from Mission Printers in Santa Cruz, California. Dimensions: 27" x 32" Learn more about artist Christopher Allen.

About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; eco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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