The Top Quad Fin Sets for 2018

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.
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Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/4 Hooded Wetsuit Review

Rip Curl Hooded Dawn Patrol Review

The Rip Curl Dawn Patrol has been a very popular suit 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 zip suits a few years ago.

Now for 2018, Rip Curl redesigned the Dawn Patrol series and came back with a brand new hooded option. This new suit isn’t just last year’s model with some new logos. Rip Curl definitely made an effort to improve the entire Dawn Patrol series and have created a suit that raises the bar for what you can expect at this price point. If you’re looking for a backup suit or just want to get the most suit for your money, the new Dawn Patrol is hands down the way to go.

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Superbrand Introduces Three Boards in SuperFlex Tech for 2018

3 SUPER Brand Boards in new Superflex Technology for Summer

Cleanline is stoked to announce that Superbrand has re-introduced three of their all-time most popular small-wave boards in a new epoxy construction they’re calling SuperFlex. Just in time for summer, all three of these boards are designed with keeping you in the water and making the most out of small waves in mind. 
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Interview With the Founder of Futures Fins, Vince Longo

Interview with Founder of Futures Fins, Vince Longo

Since 1996, Futures has pushed the boundaries of surfboard fins in every direction. From the fin box design to the materials used, to even how we talk about and categorize fins, Futures always has looked to improve on what’s available. We’ve carried Futures fins since the beginning and most everyone who works at the shop swears by ’em. That being said, we were really stoked to have the chance to ask Futures founder, Vince Longo a couple questions and hear more about Futures from the source.
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Lib Tech Puddle Fish Overview

Lib Tech Puddle Fish OverviewJust in time for summer, Matt Biolos of …LOST Surfboards and the mad scientists up at Mervin and have teamed up again to bring us the brand new Puddle Fish. First released last summer, the PU version of the Puddle Fish blew up almost overnight for its ability to make even the most sloppy and section-y waves fun. Now, for 2018 the Puddle Fish is available in Lib Tech’s more eco-friendly and durable construction. Based mostly on the popular Puddle Jumper, which was hands-down our best selling shortboard of 2015, the Puddle Fish is the faster and generally more fun spin-off. 
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