BENEATH THE SURFACE - EPISODE 1 WITH ISABELLA NICHOLS
Surfboard fins play a significant role in shaping the performance of a surfer and their board when they unite on a wave. While the design of a surfboard holds its own allure, it is the fins that truly breathe life into a board. With the aim of unraveling the secrets behind fin templates, we reached out to some of the world's best surfers.
For the maiden installment in this ongoing series, we delve into an intriguing conversation with 2022 Margaret River Pro Champion Isabella Nichols about her personal fin preferences and the profound influence they have had on her surfing.
“When I was growing up fins weren't something that made a difference. But once I started nit-picking and I wanted to hold my carve for a little longer, throw more spray or get more release, that was when I started playing with fins and fin templates."
ISABELLA'S FAVOURITE FINS
FCS II Al Merrick Tri Fins
Al Merrick's 'AM' shaper fin. Raked side fins produce exceptional speed and drive.
FCS II Mick Fanning Tri Fins
NEW SEASON COLOURS Mick Fanning's signature FCS II MF fin in premium PC material for controlled powerful surfing.
FCS II Filipe Toledo Tri Fins
Filipe's new fin design has dropped! Filipe Toledo's 'FT' signature fin. Ultra-light material for fast progressive surfing.