Fin Systems

Surf Fin Systems

Do All Fins Fit All Surfboards? Nope, all surfboard fins do not fit all surfboards. Bummer, right? Sort of cuts down on your ability to experiment. In order to select the proper fins for your board, you’ll need to know which fin system you have. You’ll find some systems are more commercially popular than others …

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How Surfboard Fins Work

Surfboard fins have a number of effects on your surfboard’s performance: Fins influence drive/speed Fins affect a surfboard’s hold in the water and through turns Fins affect how a surfboard will feel on a wave – riding straight, turning, performing vertical maneuvers The two main forces acting upon your surfboard’s fins as you maneuver the …

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Surfboard Fin Size

Surfboard fins come in a number of different shapes and sizes. Even after familiarizing yourself with how different fin shapes and materials are designed to perform, you’re still left with the question of what size fin to get. Fin size should typically correspond with the width of a surfboard’s tail. The wider the tail, the …

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Surfboard Fin Placement

Just like the size, shape, and material of your surfboard’s fins will affect how it surfs, so too will the placement and configuration of its fins. It’s worth reiterating that your fins are the part of your board that are in contact with the water more so than anything else. Since fin placement and configuration …

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