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What is the Ideal Fin Size?
The fins on the surfboard have a big impact on a number of things, including the manoeuvrability and stability of the surfboard. This article will briefly go over basic information regarding the size and weight of FCS and Future fins.
SMALL (S) = 55-70 KGEXTRA SMALL (XS) = Under 55 KG
MEDIUM (M) = 65-80 KG
LARGE (L) = 75-90 KG
EXTRA LARGE (XL) = Over 85 KG
EXTRA SMALL (XS) = 34-53 KG
SMALL (S) = 48-70 KG
MEDIUM (M) = 65-88 KG
LARGE (L) = Over 80 KG
When determining the ideal fin size, the fins' weight is a good starting point in deciding what will work well for beginners or intermediates. However for the more exploratory surfers, the ideal fin size is typically determined by your style of surfing. For example smaller fins may be used in smaller surfers for a looser feel alternatively for power surfers larger fins may be put in the board for extra traction.
You may notice each surfer has a different fin set up. Some go for the single fin, others have up to 5 fins. The different set ups represent the different style of surfing and the amount of stability and maneuverability each surfer desires.
Single Fin -
Single fins are often found on longboards or beginner boards. They provide stability and control. They cut down the sharp turns and movement and help produce sweeping turns and straight-lined charges.