shinfin fins give you a new streamlined bodyboarding style to enhance your wave riding techniques and tricks. Natural streamlined kick for more fun on the waves. Bodyboard fins are also called boogie board fins (mainly in the USA).
Want arm & leg power to get waves?
+ Full stroke freestyle on bodyboard. + Blades along your legs for less drag. + Power from arms & legs. + Drop-knee & kneel on boogie board. + Streamlined kick. + Strong thigh & buttock muscles. + Ride deeper in wave power zone. + Smooth control on wave face. + Fast spin to catch waves. + Stand & push off from sandbanks. + Ride more waves. + Don’t hurt toes, feet & ankles. + No Achilles tendon pain. + Don’t give calf or foot cramps. + Comfortable bodyboarding fins. + Easier to walk. + Lightweight & tough. + They stay on, don’t fall off. + Fit with or without a wetsuit. + Bodyboarding to the next level.
Your ideal bodyboard fins?
Have you ever dreamed of bodyboarding fins that are streamlined to match your bodyboard? Fins that don’t drag down in the water like foot flippers? Have you ever wished for comfortable bodyboard fins that don’t strain your feet, ankles, Achilles tendons and calf muscles, so you can bodyboard longer and ride more waves? Do you long for bodyboard fins that leave your feet free to kick naturally and walk easier than with foot flippers? Can you picture yourself powering your bodyboard onto a wave using a more efficient, streamlined kick with power from the strong muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso?
Bodyboarders around the world are switching to shinfin fins for all these benefits and more. I have thousands of happy customers. Read on to see how shinfin fins will help you achieve your bodyboarding dreams.
Comfortable bodyboard fins: stay out longer
shinfin fins don’t hurt your toes, feet, ankles or Achilles tendons. They don’t give you dangerous foot cramps or calf cramps. They don’t blister and cut your feet or fill with sand. So you don’t need fin socks or booties either. These bodyboard fins are more comfortable than your old foot flippers so you can bodyboard longer in the waves and have more fun.
Full stroke freestyle with fins on bodyboard
With shinfin fins you can power your bodyboard using full stroke freestyle, arms and legs. It’s like doing freestyle whilst lying on your board. Lie with the bottom edge of your bodyboard across your thighs, just above your knees. You will probably move your body forward to a new balance position on your board. If you are too far back on your bodyboard, the board buoyancy lifts your upper body and slopes your legs down in the water. Some wax on your board will help to keep your board in position. Lie flat on your bodyboard and use full stroke freestyle, arms and legs at the same time. Then you can go faster to catch the waves.
Streamlined kick, strong muscles
shinfin fins give a natural, streamlined kick for bodyboarding. These bodyboard fins give you good thrust with a streamlined kick. They guide you into a powerful kick from your hips, without bending your knees too much. That’s why you can still kick even with the bottom of your bodyboard across your thighs, just above your knees. Power comes from your strong thigh, buttock, stomach and torso muscles. If this kick is new to you, it may take a few sessions to build your strength in your upper legs and torso. Most bodyboarders get the feel of this streamlined kick very quickly. Sometimes it helps to practice this streamlined kick first without your bodyboard, doing normal freestyle with shinfin fins in calm water. Then transfer the same streamlined kick to doing freestyle on your bodyboard. (A foot flipper kick with much more knee bend doesn’t work so well with shinfin fins.)
Powered control on waves
shinfin fins lie streamlined along your shins and feet, matched in line with your bodyboard to reduce drag. The fin power surface is closer to your bodyboard for an exciting ride, deeper in the power zone if you like. Better streamlining gives you a faster ride with positive control on the wave. These bodyboard fins are not angled down like foot flippers, so they don’t cause unwanted foot lift or wave drag like foot flippers. That’s why you don’t need to lift them out of the water like foot flippers. So you can keep kicking these bodyboard fins in the water for faster steering across the wave.
Powered dolphin turns on waves
To turn your bodyboard with shinfin fins, twist your waist to press the fins sideways against the water. This creates a smooth, curved hollow in the water, like dolphins turn. (This is different to digging foot flipper edges into the water to turn.) To turn with power you can continue to kick these bodyboard fins while you are turning.
Drop-knee, kneel & stand on board
shinfin fins leave your feet free to grip the bodyboard. With no foot flippers to get in the way it is easier to drop-knee, kneel or even stand on your board. Use a freestyle or dolphin kick to power yourself up onto your bodyboard.
Fast spin to catch waves
To turn your bodyboard to catch a wave, slide your waist to the back of your board and point your legs down in the water. Then kick forwards with one leg and back with the other, turning your bodyboard at the same time. This spins you around fast, in one kick, to catch the wave. Turning with shinfin fins is more natural than with foot flippers.
Stand & push off from sandbanks
With shinfin fins your feet are free to stand on the bottom to wait for the next wave. You can grip the sand with your toes for stability. You just push off the bottom with your feet as normal. So it is easier to jump onto a wave from a standing start on a sandbank with these bodyboard fins.
Easier to walk into water
Walking with shinfin fins is much easier than walking in foot flippers. When walking in shallow water, lift your knees higher than normal so the fins slide upwards and forwards through the water. Then place your foot down quickly on the bottom for the next step. The straps should be secure enough so the fins do not slip around your leg. If there is a current, don’t worry about the fins bending in the direction of the current. They are designed to do that to reduce the water drag on the fins. The fins should line up automatically as soon as you lie on your bodyboard and kick. It gets easier once you are thigh deep because the water supports you better.
Bodyboard fins that don’t fall off
The double straps go around your leg above your ankle and don’t slip off over your heel. So shinfin fins don’t fall off in the surf like foot flippers do. That’s why you don’t need the fin leashes (fin savers) that many bodyboarders use to tether foot flippers to their ankles. You won’t find these bodyboard fins lying on the sea bed.
Light bodyboard fins, don’t break
shinfin fins are lightweight and made from tough polyurethane. So they don’t tear or break like foot flippers. They are about half the weight of many foot flippers and many times stronger. So these bodyboard fins will last you for years. We have had no failures returned to us. The secure rubber straps are also tough but they will gradually wear with use and exposure to the UV in sunlight. Replacement straps are available from this website if you need them.
Bodyboard fins fit with & without wetsuit
The one size of shinfin fins fits with or without your wetsuit. In fact, they are so adjustable that the one size replaces all the typical foot flipper sizes from small and medium through to extra large. So they can be shared with different sized people too.
Add shinfin fins & foot fins
For maximum sprint power and wave-riding surface, you can even wear shinfin fins with regular bodyboard fins on your feet as well. Please not that this is not for everyone. Your legs must be really strong to drive both sets of bodyboard fins.