What is that pink single fin on all those Wavestorms?
Those little black, flexible thruster fins that come standard on most soft-top surfboards are not doing you any favors.
Thursters excel when you’re able to pump them and power out of turns. How often do you do that on your WaveStorm? And the soft, bendable plastic that most of them are made of really couldn’t perform to give you the “thrust” they’re designed for even if you tried.
The Perfect Storm fins for soft-top surfboards give you some options to make your foamie faster, more maneuverable, and more fun to ride.
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Perfect Storm Single Fin Features
The pink single fin from Perfect Storm is an aftermarket upgrade to your soft-top surfboard’s fin set up.
Thruster set ups naturally create drag with the center fin. They shine in good waves when you’re able to pump and turn. On a Wavestorm and most funboard foamie shapes, they’re only really creating drag, slowing you down, and limiting your control.
The set up for your soft top that’s best for you is going to depend on your personal style and the waves you surf. But, experimenting will be fun and will ultimately improve your surfing.
Perfect Storm Fins for Your Soft-Top Surfboards
You’ve got some options when it comes to fins for your foamie. Soft-top fins from Perfect Storm include:
The Bonzer bites are designed as smaller side fins for your soft top.
These can be paired with your pink single fin for a little more stability and control (especially in steeper waves) or can be used by themselves for a “finless” feel to allow you to do spins and tricky stuff on your soft top.
Installation of Perfect Storm fins is really simply. The 3 hole single fins require you to make a new hole, while the 2-hole side bites, twins, and trailer fin mount right into the existing holes.
To install your Perfect Storm fins:
Unscrew and remove the stock fins using a large flat head screwdriver or a coin.
For the single fin, place 2 screws in the paper template and place them in the existing center holes.
Using the paper template as a guide, use a screw driver to ream a new hole completely through the board.
Remove the screws and the template and press the single fin firmly into the 3 holes until it sits flush with the bottom.
Install the screws and the leash mount to the top of the board and tighten.
For the side fins (or plug screws), simply place them in the existing holes and tighten.
If you want to change up your set up at anytime, just reverse the process and use the standalone screws and plugs to plug up any holes that are not in use. You can switch back to the stock set up at any time.