Kelly Slater's New Surfboard Fins- The ENDORFINS
Kelly Slater has always been excited about board design and performance, and his signature fins have been a staple of the surf industry for over a decade. Slater’s K2.1 fin set the standard for maneuverable, high-performance, off-the-top surfing, while the K3 was slightly deeper and had less base, as well a smaller, more raked tip, which was ideal for line-up walls and big, arcing turns, such as what Slater does at spots like J-Bay.
Now Kelly Slater has combined the templates of the K2.1 and K3 to create the perfect all-round fin set that can be used on any type of board and in any conditions, from pumping waves to small, groveler conditions. The new Endorfins from Firewire are super responsive and lightweight (they even float!), with a foam core and carbon lay-up that tapers to the tip, providing added flex and snap through turns. Available in both FCS and Future, the Endorfins feature Kelly Slater’s favorite upright, pivot-style outline on the side fins, with a smaller, more hooked rear fin. The rear quads are a bit larger than most quad rears, which makes them perfect for a tighter cluster, which Slater tends to use on his boards.
The fins come with a pixelated, matte-style “shark skin” that helps sheen water away while the board is flying down the line, and features Kelly Slater’s signature round graphic that has become synonymous with his fins. The small/grom (green) comes in a thruster setup and has a green design in the middle, while the medium (white) and large (black) come in both thruster and five-fin sets.