If you were to order a shortboard today, any shaper would ask what fin configuration you would like. However, this was not the case, as even 15 years ago thrusters were the norm. It seems now, more than ever, surfers are experimenting, enjoying, and refining the quad fin.
Known for the ability to provide extra speed and a different feel than a traditional tri-fin set up, quads are becoming ever popular on the world tour, at big wave spots, and in local lineups. To make it easy, we’ve dug through all the available quad fin sets available today and rounded up the top contenders with something for everyone.
The Furnace Absolute X has been one of the most popular entry-level wetsuits at the shop for years. Packing in some quality features at an affordable price, the Furnace Absolute X is well worth checking out for any surfer on a budget or just looking to get the most value for their cash. The new 2020 version of this model has some notable changes to it. The spec sheet and product photos alone don’t really do it justice, so we’ve gone ahead and created this in-depth review.
The Rip Curl Dawn Patrol has been a really popular wetsuit here at the shop for years and is one of our most trusted models. Josh, the owner, liked the dependability and warmth so much that he outfitted the entire Cleanline rental fleet with Dawn Patrol back zips a couple years ago.
Now for 2019, Rip Curl redesigned the Dawn Patrol and made some serious improvements. This new Dawn Patrol isn’t just last year’s model with some new logos. If you’re looking for a backup wetsuit or just want to get the most value for your money, the Dawn Patrol is hands down the way to go.
If you need a backpack to get your wetsuit down to your local break or need a pack to live out of for a surf trip, we’ve reviewed 7 great surf packs that can handle it all. These are the 7 surf backpacks we’ve found to offer the greatest features and quality. Continue reading
Wetsuit technology has come a long way since surfers first started exploring colder waters. Today wetsuits are warmer, more flexible, and more comfortable than ever before. Each year brings new advancements to make surfing more enjoyable, and 2019 is no exception. We’ve reviewed our hooded suits and after talking to customers, employees, and team riders, these are the 6 best wetsuits for cold water surfing.