Fins

Which fins for you? We unravel surfing’s new Rubix cube.

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Fin School Part 4: The Quad Dilemma

Derek Morrison
To quad, or not to quad? That is one of the big questions these days with five box fin set-ups becoming the norm. So when should you chuck your rear fin and go for a quad set-up? New Zealand Surf Journal sits down with Hughes Surfboards shaper and Raglan Surf......
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Fin School Part 3: Variations & Experimentation

Derek Morrison
Experimenting with fins can open up a whole new realm of possibilities with your equipment. In some cases the right fin combination can even bring the best out of your board. New Zealand Surf Journal sits down with Hughes Surfboards shaper and Raglan Surf Co owner Luke Hughes to tap......
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Fin School Part 2: Construction & Flex

Derek Morrison
Surfboard fin construction and the way a fin flexes are two of the biggest contributors to fin performance. Tailoring your fin selection to the type of waves you want to ride can bring a board to life. In this film New Zealand Surf Journal sits down with Hughes Surfboards shaper......
Featured Fins Gear The Shaper's Bay

How To Choose Surfboard Fins: Part 1

Derek Morrison
Trying to find your way through the quagmire of fins available these days can do your head in. New Zealand Surf Journal sits down with Hughes Surfboards shaper and Raglan Surf Co owner Luke Hughes to tap into his wealth of knowledge. In this film, Part 1 of 4, Luke......
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Under The Clouds: A Film About Stoke By Jonathan Smit

Derek Morrison
Under The Clouds is a beautiful film that was released by surfer and filmmaker Jonathan Smit in 2015. It features, the single fin, the skater and the shredder in a piece of cinematography that will stand the hairs up on the back of you neck. Sublime edit....
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History Revisited (And Given A Modern Touch) For Backyard Shaper

Derek Morrison
When we first saw Homa Mattingly’s crazy collection of boards we thought he must be experimenting with lots of new shapes and designs. They seemed very, very radical. On closer inspection we discovered a talented backyard shaper taking a different direction completely. Homa has been retracing a few apparent “dead-ends”......

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