“…to be honest though..I don’t really know much about surfboards and fins, but I know what feels good under my feet so…I usually ride the Machado’s in my shortboards and they feel pretty good and solid…”
I like what Quiksilver is doing with their Cypher Challenge. Three teams of two surfers, each from a different part of the world, along with there choice of film maker. The result? Three completely unique, and radical mini surf films for your enjoyment! Check them out below then head over to Quiksilver’s Website to vote for your favorite, if that strikes your fancy.
TEAM USA: Balaram Stack , Chase Wilson & filmmaker Pat Myers
TEAM CANADA: Raph Bruhwiler, Nico Manos & filmmaker Jeremy Koreski
TEAM LATIN AMERICA: Cristobal Del Col, Ramon Navarro & Filmmaker Rodrigo Farias
Futures has been around since 1996 and has grown to become one of the most popular fin systems in the world. Innovating on all fronts with things like colored fin boxes, the elevon quad fins, and their new fin tree coming to a Cleanline Surf near you, as soon as we get it(Stay tuned for news on that). Check out the tour of the Futures Fins headquarters by the owner of the company himself in the video below. Looks like a rad place to work. Makes sense that the product coming out of there facility in Huntington Beach, CA is constantly innovating and pushing the envelope of what’s possible with fin technology.
Just in from Firewire Surfboards is the Chubby Chedda! This is a new design collaboration between Firewire and LSD. Currently only available in FST. Looks really fun for summer time waves, and kind of reminds me of the Sub Scorcher a bit.
Chubby Chedda Foil
The Chubby Chedda is best described as a ‘performance-hybrid’, and should be ridden at least two inches shorter than your standard high performance short board. And if push comes to shove, the design will hold its own in overhead surf as well.