Need to get to waves faster with extra fin power? + shinfin™ leg fins leave your feet free to stand on your surfboard. + Kick & paddle at the same time. + Full stroke freestyle arms & legs, lying on your board. + Knees just behind your surfboard. + Streamlined kick from hips. + Powerful kick from your strong thigh & buttock muscles. + Fins in line with legs for less drag. + Stand & push off from sandbanks. + Easy to walk. + Lightweight & tough. + Fins stay on. + Fit with or without wetsuit. + Comfortable surfing fins. + Comfortable toes, feet, ankles, Achilles & calf muscles. + Upgrade your surfing.
Surfing Fins: freestyle kick, stand on board
Interested in surfing fins that let you stand on your surfboard?
Can you picture yourself powering your surfboard out to the waves with your legs as well as your arms, so you can get out faster and catch more waves? Imagine extra speed from an efficient, streamlined kick with power from the strong muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso. Imagine comfortable surfing fins that don’t strain your feet, ankles, Achilles tendons and calf muscles? Imagine surfing fins that leave your feet free to kick naturally and walk easier than with foot flippers?
Surfers around the world are switching to shinfin™ leg fins for all these benefits and more. I have thousands of happy customers. Read on to see how shinfin™ leg fins will help you achieve your surfing dreams.
Surfing fins that let you stand or kneel on your board
shinfin™ leg fins strap just above your ankles, not to your feet at all. So your feet are completely free to stand or kneel on your surfboard. You can also wear shinfin™ leg fins with streamlined wetsuit boots or water shoes.
Swim full stroke freestyle on your surfboard
With shinfin™ leg fins you can power your surfboard using full stroke freestyle, arms and legs. It’s like swimming freestyle whilst lying on your board. Lie with the bottom of your surfboard across your thighs, just above your knees. Avoid lying too far back on your surfboard because then the board buoyancy lifts your upper body and slopes your legs down in the water. Lie flat on your surfboard and use full stroke freestyle, arms and legs at the same time. Then you can go faster to catch the waves.
Streamlined kick from your strong muscles
shinfin™ leg fins give a natural, streamlined kick for your surfing. They don’t point down and drag like foot flippers. These surfing fins give you good thrust with a streamlined freestyle kick like good swimmers use. 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 the surfboard 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 surfers get the feel of this streamlined kick very quickly. Sometimes it helps to practice this streamlined kick first without your surfboard, swimming normal freestyle with shinfin™ leg fins in calm water. Then transfer the same streamlined kick to doing freestyle on your surfboard. (A foot flipper kick with much more knee bend doesn’t work so well with shinfin™ leg fins.)
Comfortable surfing fins so you can stay out longer
shinfin™ leg 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 surfing fins let you share the effort between your legs and arms, so you can surf more waves and have more fun.
Stand and push off from sandbanks
With shinfin™ leg 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 your surfboard from a sandbank with these surfing fins.
Easier to walk into the water
Walking with shinfin™ leg 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 surfboard and kick. It gets easier once you are thigh deep because the water supports you better.
Surfing 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™ leg 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 kneeboarders use to tether foot flippers to their ankles. You won’t find these kneeboard fins littering the ocean floor.
Lightweight surfing fins that don’t break
shinfin™ leg 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 surfing 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.
Surfing fins that fit with or without your wetsuit
The one size of shinfin™ leg 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 you can share these surfing fins with different sized people too.