Longboard & Single Fins

Fin design is an important element of every surfboard. Lacking the right characteristics of a fin for surfing would not be where it is today. Setting up your longboard or retro style board with single fins would definitely change the feel and effect to overall performance. Longboard and single fins seem best suited to surfers who want to trim, nose ride and do turns that the stable feel of the single fins allows. Shop for your longboard and single fins online at Yakwax from your favourite brands like FCS and Futures. Guaranteed high-quality surfboard fins with different colours and sizes available - FREE delivery in UK!

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Longboard & Single Fins

Every surfer is different, but cruisy guys tend to prefer long boarding or retro style surfboards and appropriate gear. More often than not these types of boards will be fitted with a single fin system which is traditional and a throwback to the early days of surfing before the modern era took over.

The longboard is the first type of surfboard that had undergone numerous variations over the past couple of years to boost its performance and physical features. To make your longboard rides at its best and maximise its potential, using specific styles of single fins is very essential. Having the right fin setup can influence the way a longboard performs.

Longboard & Single Fins

Single fins are known as the most conventional for longboards which provide stability and loose feel, and essential when it comes to noseriding or performing helicopters.

When buying longboard single fins, the following factors must be considered:

  • Toe or angle - can increase pressure and enhance control.
  • Cant - also known as the angle between the fin that tends to improve responsiveness.
  • Foil or the shape - determines the position of the water movement.
  • Rake - is essential to improve its turning radius and minimise stability.
  • Flex or stiffness - to determine how a longboard can handle the waves.
  • Base - can influence the ability of a longboard to accelerate through water.
  • Longboard depth which affects the ability of your board in gripping water through several turns.

If you're looking for fins for your retro style board, just browse our collection of high-quality longboard and single fins from FCS. All with FREE UK delivery!