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Mick Fanning's Quest For The Perfect Fin

A behind-the-scenes view of the fins Mick Fanning jockeyed through Stab’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test. If you missed Stab’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test, then you might not know, that Qatar airways lost Mick’s bag filled with new FCS fins. As a result, he was forced to borrow whatever he could from surf guides and fellow tourists.

Welcome To The Team Sky Brown and Carissa Moore.

FCS is super excited to announce new partnerships with two of the most revered women in our sport today. The first, Carissa Moore, is a multiple World Champion and is the current benchmark for which elite-level surfing is measured. The other, Sky Brown, is re-writing how the future of our sport will look by integrating a world-class skateboarding approach and transitioning it into the ocean.

Season With Kauli Vaast

The last 18 months have been a glorious window of time for Tahitian Kauli Vaast. The goofy-footer has packed some of the most gigantic and gorgeous caverns ever seen at Teahupoo, qualified for the 2022 Challenger Series and more recently has claimed the local trials for the upcoming 2022 Tahiti Pro.

Rip Curl GromSearch Goes Code Red At Kewalo Basin

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the event was the Pacific Ocean energy won't deter the current crop of Hawaiian rippers from charging when the swell spikes.

How Sierra Lerbeck Took On The Men And Won

Each year a world-class field of longboarders descend upon the sunshine coast for the Noosa Festival Of Surfing. Of the 33 competitors who pulled on a singlet in the Old Mal division this year, only three were women. Hawaiian-born, Aussie-based, Sierra Lerback, made history not only by being the first woman in the finals but by actually beating the boys and taking the first-place trophy home.

Rip Curl GromSearch West Coast Qualifier

The Rip Curl GromSearch returned to Huntington Beach with solid performances from all age divisions.

Rip Curl GromSearch Is Back for 22nd Season.

The Rip Curl GromSearch returns for its 22nd Season this June, and yet again, we have an action-packed schedule with regional qualifying stops in California, Hawaii and Florida. In a very exciting new edition to this year’s GromSearch Series, Rip Curl has aligned with Kelly Slater Wave Co. to present “Race to the Ranch”, the site of this year’s National Final where we will crown our North American GromSearch Champions in December.

Isabella Nichols Wins Margaret River Pro

Isabella Nichols (AUS) has won the Margaret River Pro, the fifth and final stop before the Mid-season Cut on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT). CT rookie Gabriela Bryan(HAW) earned the runner-up finish after great performances in his own in the eight-to-ten foot waves at Main Break.

Introducing The Waxhead Fin

Matt ‘The Waxhead’ Chojnacki is an interesting cat; a self-professed surf nerd, Longboard Tour surfer and all-round frother of wave riding. Having had a long-term relationship with FCS, Matt recently designed a new signature longboard fin, which in his opinion, is a perfect allrounder that delivers pivoting prowess off the tail while still allowing for confident nose riding.

Filipe Toledo Wins Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Filipe’s victory at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach was one for the ages. From groomed perfection at the Bells Bowl, to tricky onshore Winkipop and finally to the softer walls of Rincon. Regardless of the conditions on offer, Filipe was a clear standout which speaks to his adaptability and how highly tuned he is with his equipment.

Oscar Langburne Talks Glósóli

While having a quick layover in Jakarta, Australian goofy-footer and freesurfing phenom Oscar Langburne talks FCS through his new 30-minute film Glósóli, his eclectic quiver and his travel plans in a post-COVID world.

 

Barron Mamiya Wins Hurley Pro Sunset Beach

Barron Mamiya won the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach presented by SHISEIDO, the second stop on the WSL Championship Tour, in six-to-eight foot surf.

 

Julian Wilson Talks SurFebruary

FCS catches up with Julian Wilson to discuss fundraising for cancer awareness, Surfebruary, his eclectic new quiver, his favourite fins and why he thinks it's important for surfers to give back.

 

Dropping In With Nathan Florence

Welcome to a new segment called Dropping In. A raw and unpolished series where ex-tour vet Richie Lovett dials in on Zoom & shoots the breeze with our team post-travels to talk location, waves & gear.

Nathan Florence Joins FCS

We're super excited to announce a new partnership with renowned big wave surfer, Nathan Florence. This new sponsorship with Nate supports FCS’s move into the Big Wave category, and further cements a focus on the lifestyle segment of surfing.

Toledo On Fire In The West

With an electric display of speed and power surfing, Filipe claimed his 9th CT Victory in pumping four-to six foot surf at Margaret River’s Main Break.

Caroline Takes Out Narrabeen Classic

Still only 19 years old, Caroline Marks claimed her third CT Victory in clean rippable 3-4 foot surf at the legendary North Narrabeen break with a display of controlled, powerful surfing.

Q & A with Jacob Willcox

We caught up with West Australian charger and all-round great bloke, Jacob Willcox, to pick his brains on all things fins, boards and what’s been happening over the past year.

MEET FCS AMBASSADOR: ROB KING

‘Insanely beautiful’ really means something, coming from Australian photographer Robert King, who has made his career photographing some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

MEET FCS AMBASSADOR: KENTARO YOSHIDA

Most of you are familiar with FCS' team of world class surfers but might not be as well acquainted with the ambassadors and friends that we work with on a regular basis.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH MARK RICHARDS

Mark Richards is surfing royalty. Not only for achieving four consecutive World Titles but for also pioneering a radical approach to wave riding made possible by his famous twin fin designs.

KELIA MONIZ JOINS FCS FAMILY

Known globally as ‘Sis’, Kelia is revered for her gracefully smooth style on a longboard and her versatile aquatic talents on many varieties of surf craft.

She’s also highly respected as a positive role model for girls and women everywhere - all traits FCS was excited to embrace.

TSUZUKI SET TO TAKE ON THE WORLD RIDING FCS

The past few months have been historic and packed with excitement for the young surfer from Kugenuma Beach, with two major goals becoming a reality.

CAROLINE’S SWEET PORTUGAL WIN

In the last two years Caroline Marks has disrupted the tour with a fierce rail game and a radical approach that’s left the WCT women shaking in their wetsuits.

JEREMY’S HOMETOWN VICTORY

Jeremy Flores was always going to be the hometown favourite at the 2019 Quiksilver Pro. Here’s a surfer who wears his heart on his sleeve, is constantly improving, and who undeniably rips! It’s a combo that’s made Jezza one of the most likable surfers with the fans and also his tour comrades.

FCS WELCOMES OSCAR LANGBURNE

Every once and while a kid turns up with an old soul. A soul that sees past the trophies, past the contest jerseys and the pursuit of world domination.

Instead, they seem to possess an intrinsic connection to the ocean and the freedom to surf uninhibited by the pursuit of points.

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