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Exploring the Versatility of Stubby Shortboards and Mid-Lengths: A Twin Fin Revelation


Hey there! Have you ever thought about how surfing is deeply personal, like finding that perfect pair of jeans? Well, let me share a story that unfolded right here at Hawaiian South Shore, your local surf shop in Honolulu. A customer walked in, and we started chatting about the fin placement on the Firewire Great White, shaped by Mike Woo. As we looked closer at the details of fin setups, he shared something intriguing. He surfs his regular thruster boards as twins, even his gun, especially when tackling Makaha on a solid eight-foot day. He believes his longboarding background influences his preference, as he tends to stay more forward on the board, not relying heavily on the tail. This conversation sparked a whole exploration into the versatility of riding stubby shortboards and mid-lengths as twin fins.

The Twin Fin Advantage

Twin fins have this unique charm, offering a loose, skate-like feel that's all about speed and glide. Typically, these fins are closer to the back and the rails, which is key to their magic. But when you pop twin fins onto boards designed for thrusters or quads, like your trusty stubby shortboard or a sleek mid-length, you're stepping into uncharted waters.

Foot Placement and Surfing Style

This twin fin experiment is fascinating because it's all about your style. If you're like our friend from the shop, not always at the tail of the board and leaning a bit more forward, this setup might just feel intuitive. It's about where you distribute your weight and how you move with the board. This approach can keep you speedy and allow for those smooth, flowing turns, even if the fins aren't in their usual spot.

Real Surfers, Real Experiences

Our conversation at Hawaiian South Shore wasn't just talk story; it was a revelation. It reminded us that surfing isn't one-size-fits-all. Sometimes, stepping outside the norm can lead to some of the best rides. This is why we encourage you to experiment and find what truly works for you.

Fin Design and Placement Matter

While it's exciting to see surfers getting creative, it's good to remember the importance of fin design and placement. Twin fins are positioned the way they are for a reason, and mixing things up with different board shapes and designs can lead to a wide range of outcomes. But that's part of the adventure, right?

FCS Fins

This whole twin fin exploration on shortboards and mid-lengths is a cool reminder of how surfing is all about personal discovery and expression. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or just starting to dip your toes in, don't be shy about trying something new. Who knows? You might just stumble upon your perfect match in the water.

And hey, if you're looking to dive into the world of twin fins, why not check out the extensive twin fin line of Future Fins and FCS we have in stock? Updates every 10 minutes, and shipping is free for all US addresses. For our international buyers, we include all duty and taxes in your currency and use DHL to ship.

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So, whether you're in Hawaii, getting your fins in one to two days, or on the East Coast, waiting just three to four days, remember to support local surf shops. Don't buy from Amazon. Drop by Hawaiian South Shore or visit us online for your twin fin needs. Let's keep the spirit of surfing alive by supporting local, wherever you are.

Remember, at Hawaiian South Shore, we're not just a surf shop; we're a community of surfers passionate about finding the right fins for your surfing adventure. Let's talk story and explore the possibilities together.

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