Category Archives: Fins

We stock a large range of fin sets, fin boxes and fin keys. The range includes fins for all types of boarding needs including single fins and test centre’s.

FCSII AM PC Twin

FCSII AM PC Twin

We now have the brand new FCSII AM PC Twin in store on our racks.  Channel Islands founder Al Merrick designed this signature Twin Fin set which consists of  an XLarge  pair of twin fins with the added option of a stabilizer

FCSII AM PC TwinCreated with fast controlled turns in mind, this broad & upright twin fin template gives you blinding speed and quick pivoty direction changes – perfect for slicing up a storm in small to medium waves.  A small stabilizing trailer has been added to this set for a of touch of extra control for those of us that are heavier footed.

FCSII AM PC Twin

These fins are a great choice for many of the more specialized small wave & retro crafts that we currently have on our racks or to add a little extra spice to one of your broader tailed boards.

Come and check these and the rest of our range of FCSII fins out in store or ONLINE

Check out the FCS II PC Carbon

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonCheck out the FCS II PC Carbon fin range which we have full stock of in store at Zak Surfboards.  This relatively new version of this fin range features a whole new lay-up of carbon for each of the different templates.  This new layup serves to enhance their performance with a finer tuned flex from the base of the fin right through to the tip.   This gives each fin template a different axis point for flex enhancing acceleration when they load up through turns.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonThe carbon at the base of the fins in the FCS II PC Carbon Range has been replaced with Innegra inserts, this gives these fins a more holistic flex along the entire length of the fin without sacrificing strength.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonIMG_5495All in all the new fin layup of different materials creates a 3D twist & roll ​action which helps to better harness energy as you push against the fin. The result is more speed, a smoother feel through a turns and better response to the riders direction.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonSome of the templates have been altered slightly in response to feedback from FCS team riders.  The end result is a range that  performs even better than their predecessors – available in store  and ONLINE,  Drop by and check them out!

Fin Choices for Twin Fins

Fin Choices for Twin FinsSpeaking of Twin Fins, we have loaded up with heaps of different Fin Choices for Twin Fins.  If you’ve been looking for a new set, or you are looking to buy a Twin Fin surfboard, we have some really good templates for you to choose from -  including:

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Mark Richards FCS II MRthe  FCS II MR Mark Richards PC Twin Thruster Set

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Futures Rasta Keels

the Futures Rasta Keel Fins HC Honeycomb Smoke

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Futures K1 Keel Fins Fiberglass Bamboo

the Futures K1 Keel Fins Fiberglass Bamboo

Futures T1 Twin setthe Future Fins T1 Twin set

 Futures Akila Aipa Twin Finthe Futures Akila Aipa Twin Fin

Futures K2 Keel Fins Fiberglass Smokethe Futures K2 Keel Fins Fiberglass Smoke

All these templates are currently in stock and available in store or ONLINE

FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeIf you’re looking to give your board a bit of extra Zip in the weak summertime waves then you should take a look at the FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range,  Made utilizing a unique combination of materials and precision engineering precesses developed by FCS to provide consistently accurate & predictable pro standard performance.

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeFCSII Neo Glass Fins are manufactured using a 50/50 combination of long strand milled fiberglass with high grade industrial nylon.  This creates a light, stiff material that possesses superior memory recall to traditional fiberglass (meaning the material returns to a neutral position quicker once flexed).

FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeThe Neo Glass construction adds a real bit of spark to your board in smaller or weaker conditions.  These lightweight, molded fins have a consistent lively, snappy and responsive feel underfoot.   “Twangy” would be a good way to describe these FCSII Neo Glass fins – they flex but snap back with quite a bit of energy, hence the zippy, lively feel.

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeRapid acceleration, quick direction changes and a very positive feel, especially in weak, mushy conditions.  Come check out the Neo Glass and the rest of our comprehensive range of FCSII fins in store or ONLINE

 

 

Test Drive Fins

A A TEST DRIVE FINS CollageZAK SURFBOARDS offers a range of Test Drive Fins from Futures & FCS. Our Test Drive program gives you the chance to test out a range of different fins before you buy a new set

Check out our full range of Test Drive Fins HERE

Fin Test Drive Prices:

$10 per set per day

$15 for 2 days / weekend

$30 for a week

You get a complimentary set with any Surfboard Hire or Demo

Or pay $10 for 2 sets with any Hire or Demo

Ring ahead to book your hire preference from our current range of test drive fins +03 9416 7384

How the Test Drive Fins program works

* You have 4 weeks to demo as many fins as you want (no more than 3 sets at a time). At the end of the 4th week you may purchase a new set of fins (no lay-by) and you will receive all of the test drive costs off the recommended retail price of a new set of fins. This demo program is for all fins we offer for test drive. We are very strict on the timeline conditions. 4 weeks is from the date of the first hire/test drive. You must retain all test drive fins receipts to obtain the refund.

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels sets

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels setsWe are fully stocked up with Futures Twin Fins plus Keels sets at Zak Surfboards.  With all the fish shapes that we have currently on the floor, plus the DHD Twin Fins and Mini Twins that we have arriving shortly.  With 5+ options in store including the T1, the K1 Bamboo, the K2 Smoke, the Rasta Keel and the Akila Aipa signature templates.

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels setsSome great options there for retro and contemporary twin fin shapes, fish shapes, keel fish shapes and simmons style boards.  All of these fins are currently available in store, or if you cant get in to the shop you can grab a set of them ONLINE

FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsWe have the FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins in store at Zak Surfboards.  This new addition to the FCSII Range has been highly anticipated and by all reports, worth the hype indeed ;)  These new FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins are available in both Medium and Large sizes and offers a fantastic amount of speed and drive courtesy of an extra large base.  A refined tip helps these fins break line like a dream, giving you the perfect amount of release through turns.  A raked back shape helps you hold speed through turns and flow from maneuver to maneuver. Constructed out of PC Performance Core (honeycomb fiberglass) – with the perfect amount of flex & response for use in your trusty all-around shortboard.

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsMedium:

  • Base: 4.53″
  • Depth: 4.53″
  • Area: 15.08″ sq
  • Sweep: 36.1 degrees

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsLarge:

  • Base: 4.61″
  • Depth: 4.65″
  • Area: 15.81″
  • Sweep: 36.1 degrees

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsThese are available in limited numbers at selected stores currently – so we have them only in the shop in limited stock at the moment.  I’ll have them for purchase ONLINE later in the month;)

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin SetThe all new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set is now in store at Zak Surfboards.   This is a brand new  template designed for Dane Reynolds by the team at Captain Fin Co.  Previous Dane signature fins have been simply an AM1 template with different artwork.  The AM1 is an incredibly popular all round fin and definitely a solid challenge to try and improve on.

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin SetThis new signature thruster set features the same bigger side fins with a smaller back fin as the AM1 but with a slightly more upright template and a fuller tip. To quote the man himself “I find they work in tight transitions, but have a lot of drive. These fins loosen and liven up my boards.” -Dane Reynolds.

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set

Available in Small, Medium and Large – you can now grab yourself a new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set from us in store or ONLINE and see what all the fuss is about ;)

FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set

FCSII Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster Set The brand new FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set Fin templates are now in store at Zak Surfboards.  The original Julian Wilson template that Julian designed with FCS was primarily a fin for beach breaks – with tighter arcs and more tail release in mind.

 

A few years have passed since this original fin was released, now with a more muscular physique, a greater focus on a power based approach and the better waves that the WSL tour locations provide it was time for a change.  Julian’s new signature fin focuses more on speed, projection down the line & control.  It has a fuller base and is constructed out of the super responsive Performance Glass material.  This new fin template is much more swept back or raked which really helps with projection down the line and control through long turns.

FCS II Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster SetFIN SPECS: Medium

Base: 4.46″ / 113mm
Depth: 4.56″ / 116mm
Area: 15.13″² / 9763 mm²
Sweep: 35.8°
Foil: Flat / Bev

FCS II Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster SetFIN SPECS: Large

Base: 4.57″ / 116mm
Depth: 4.61″ / 119mm
Area: 15.91″² / 10262 mm²
Sweep: 35.8°
Foil: Flat / Bev

These and the rest of the FCS II range of fins are in stock and available from us in store or ONLINE

 

New FCSII Performance Core Carbon Range

New FCSII Performance Core Carbon RangeThe New 2017 FCSII Performance Core Carbon Range is now in store at Zak Surfboards.  The latest version of this fin range features a whole new lay-up of carbon for each of the different templates, to enhance their performance with finer tuned flex from the base of the fin right through to the tip.   This new carbon lay-up gives each fin template a different axis point for flex enhancing acceleration when they load up through turns.

Some of the templates have been altered slightly in response to feedback from FCS team riders.  The end result is a range that  performs even better than their predecessors – available in store currently from us and ONLINE shortly.  Drop by and check them out!

FCSII Sale 35% off selected styles

FCSII SaleThat’s right, we are having an FCSII Sale35% off selected styles in store and online!!! Treat yourself to a new set of fins, try out another template or maybe grab yourself a spare set of your favourites – with 35% off, you’d be silly not too!!!

Stocks are limited & this sale will only last for another week or so.  Don’t miss out, grab a new set in store or hop ONLINE and head to our Sale Fins section and grab a set there.  We have free postage on these fins Australia wide too for those of you that are interstate or can’t make it in store

Glide Fins

Glide FinsThe Glide Fins range has some of the best looking and working fins you can buy. Based in Victoria, Glide is a fin company that is the labor of love for life long surfing enthusiast John Ayton. The Glide Fin range is the product of John’s extensive knowledge from decades of building fins for himself, friends & working with some of the worlds best shapers and surfers.

IMG_2109IMG_2120IMG_2097 IMG_2137All Glide Fins are beautifully tuned and foiled by hand. Constructed almost exclusively out of solid fiberglass, for superior strength, flex memory and positive, reponsive feel underfoot.

In the past few decades, Glide Fins have been used to ride some of the biggest waves in the planet and ultilized to claim multiple state, national and world championships – grab a set and feel the difference.

Glide Fins Glide Fins IMG_1942Full listing of our Glide stock can be found here ONLINE or drop by the shop during opening hours.

Futures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templates

Futures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templatesFutures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templates are now in store at Zak Surfboards!!! Constructed out of a unique molded carbon fiber, these Alpha fins are a true performance fin in an incredibly lightweight & resilient construction. The first of their kind, created using materials and new technologies developed by Futures.

Futures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templatesLighter than traditional Honeycomb construction and infused with the resiliency of carbon fiber, these are the most advanced injection moulded fin on the market.  Carbon fiber has a higher strength to weight ratio than fiberglass.  By replacing fiberglass with carbon fiber, these Futures Alpha Fins are significantly lighter & stronger than your standard fiberglass or plastic injection fins.

Futures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templates

The new Carbon Fiber material also alowed Futures to go back to the drawing board and restructure and modify the fins flex pattern.  Material has been removed from the from tip for more spring and added it to the base for more drive – really giving these fins a unique feel underfoot.  To further increase their performance, a  3D flow texture has been added to the Alpha series, decreasing drag & minimising the possibility of fin hum at high speeds.

Futures Alpha F4 F6 & F8 templates

Now Available from us in store or ONLINE

Thruster vs Quad

Thruster Vs Quad (WithText) collageThruster vs Quad – With 5 fin plugs becoming common in a lot of surfboards, a question we get asked quite often in store is – should I surf my board as a Thruster or a Quad?

With both fin set ups dramatically changing the riding characteristics of your surfboard, the choice of a Thruster vs Quad  is really dependendant on how you want your board to perform, the feel underfoot you like, the design of the board, and the conditions you are going to surf it in.  Below we’ll look into how these fin set-ups change the performance of your surfboard, what their strengths/weaknesses are and which conditions each fin configoration suits.  Hopefully this will make the Thruster vs Quad decision clearer.

Thruster vs Quad  3 FCSIIQuad fin set ups have superior down-the-line speed to thrusters.  Removing the center fin means that there is much less drag.  More fin area is positioned closer to the rail with quads, giving you more hold or bite into the wave face.  Your fins are clustered closer together when you use a quad – allowing you to turn in a tighter arc.  The extra grip and speed that a quad provides can be put to good use in fast heavy, hollow waves.  Also the speed and tight turning capabilities can be a great asset in smaller, peaky, weaker waves.

The placement of the quad fin plugs on the tail of your board is also important to take note of. The closer the rear fins are clustered together and the further back they are positioned, the more they will perform like a thruster.  The farther apart the fins sit – the closer to the rail & the front fins – the faster down the line and the tighter the turning arc your board will perform.

Small wave board designs that have quad options as a general rule tend to place their quad rears closer to the rail and front fins giving you the ability to draw tighter arcs on smaller wave faces, less drag and therefore more speed to help your traverse weaker flatter sections.

Quad 1 FCSIIPlacing quads rears further back on the board tends to lend itself to designs for bigger hollower days. It makes the quad design more predictable and allows you to add a bit of length to your carves and helps you hold speed through turns.  Quads are great in big surf as they allow you to sit steeper and deeper in the curl.  With quads you can definitely hold you line longer, they really allow you sit in more critical parts of the wave at high speed with more control (and less chance of sliding out).

The down side of Quad fin setups are that they are slightly unpredictable to ride. When trying to stall, or wash off speed, Quads are definitely not as easy to slow down as thrusters.  The way that Quads release out of a turn is quite different to thrusters and harder to control.

Thruster vs Quad Thruster 4 FuturesLet’s now look at Thrusters - there is a good reason why the thruster fin set up is the most common fin configoration – they work!  The thruster is the most balanced & predictable fin  set up -  they are fast, give you excellent control while pushing through turns and an unbeatable balance of drive, speed, and maneuverability.

Thruster vs Quad Thruster FuturesAs mentioned earlier, thrusters definitely release in a more predictable, controlled fashion compared to quads and give a more stable feeling underfoot in everday conditions.  When searching for a board that goes where you want it to go and does what you want it to do- Thrusters are hard to pass by for these reasons.

Futures Fins Single Fin Range

Futures Fins Single Fin RangeWe have just got our first delivery of the brand new Futures Fins Single Fin Range !!!   Futures have delivered a very comprehensive collection of different templates in this new  range with a wide variety that should suit your longboard, single fin, retro shape, log or other altenative craft.

Futures Fins Single Rob Machado Futures Fins Single Craig AndersonFutures Fins Single Fin Range features classic dolphin shapes, more refined & raked options, Pivot fins and Signature templates from Gerry Lopez, Craig Anderson and Rob Machado.

Futures Fins Single Gerry Lopez Futures Fins Single Futures Fins Single Futures Fins Single These are a few pics of some of the more choice templates in the range.  Available in store for now and ONLINE in the near future

Futures Morpheus Alpha Fins

Futures Morpheus Alpha FinsFutures Morpheus Alpha Fins have arrived at Zak Surfboards.  Like all Futures Fins, the Alpha Series are entirely created and manufactured at Futures Fins Headquarters in Huntington Beach USA.

Constructed out of a unique molded carbon fiber, these Alpha fins are a true performance fin in an incredibly lightweight & resilient construction. The first of their kind, created using materials and new technologies developed by Futures.

Lighter than traditional Honeycomb construction and infused with the resiliency of carbon fiber, these are the most advanced injection moulded fin material on the market.  Carbon fiber has a higher strength to weight ratio than fiberglass.  By replacing fiberglass with carbon fiber, these Futures Alpha Fins are significantly lighter & stronger than your standard fiberglass or plastic injection fins.
Futures Morpheus Alpha Fins
The new Carbon Fiber material also alowed Futures to go back to the drawing board and restructure and modify the fins flex pattern.  Material has been removed from the from tip for more spring and added it to the base for more drive – really giving these fins a unique feel underfoot.  To further increase their performance, a  3D flow texture has been added to the Alpha series, decreasing drag & minimising the possibility of fin hum at high speeds.

These fins are definitely worth checking out!  Available from us in store or ONLINE

Futures Pancho Sullivan Fiberglass White Tri Set

 Futures Pancho Sullivan Fiberglass White Tri Set We have the Futures Pancho Sullivan Fiberglass White Tri Set in Stock at Zak Surfboards.

This fin set was specially designed for North Shore powerhouse Pancho Sullivan to deliver stability and control under his solid frame.  This fin has a really well balanced template, featuring a nice thick tip for hold and the right amount of base and rake for all round performance.  A really great choice for bigger and heavier surfers that want a fin that feels nice and solid underfoot and allows them to add a bit of juice to their turns. This fin set is constructed out of solid fiberglass for an even, controlled flex. A durable construction that stands up to a decent amount of punishment, a great choice for those that regularly surf reef breaks.

 Futures Pancho Sullivan Fiberglass White Tri Set

Dimensions

Size: Large/ XL
Side Fins Height

4.76″ – Base4.56″ – Area
17.51″
Center Fin Height4.76″ - Base: 4.56″ - Area: 17.51″
Come and check out the Futures Pancho Sullivan Fiberglass White Tri Set and the rest of our comprehensive range from Futures Fins in store or ONLINE

FCS II MB PC Carbon Tri Set

FCS II MB PC Carbon Tri SetThe FCS II MB PC Carbon Tri Set is a great all-round thruster set.  This particular fin template is a great choice for large/strong surfers in their day to day board, or for lighter surfers riding boards with wider tails.

FCS II MB PC Carbon Tri SetThese Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos signature template fins deliver a lively combination of drive, hold and maneuverability. This versatile fin holds it’s own both out on the face and in steeper parts of the wave.  When compared to a standard fin template (eg the Performer L template) this fin has a touch more  area in the bottom half , while being a little bit more upright (ie less rake) with less area in the top half.  This equates to a slightly tighter & snappier turning circle, while still maintaining hold and drive from the area in the bottom half.

FCS II MB PC Carbon Tri SetFin Specs

Size: Large
Base:  4.41″ / 112mm
Depth:  4.74″ / 120mm
Area:  15.26″² / 9847mm²
Sweep:  32.9º
Foil:  Flat

Come and check out these and the rest of our comprehensive range of FCSII fins in store or ONLINE

Futures Ando Blackstix 3.0 now in stock

Futures Ando Blackstix 3.0 now in stockThe brand new Craig Anderson Signature Futures Ando Blackstix 3.0 Fins are now in store at Zak Surfboards. Specifically designed to suit Ando’s fin unique stylish, fluid & innovative approach to wave riding. Blackstix 3.0 construction has been used for its springy feel which Ando gravitates towards. Carbon fiber has been layed up along the base to provide stiffness in all the right places, to stop these fins from feeling too squirrely.

Futures Ando Blackstix 3.0 now in stockThis construction combined with a V2 foil help hold speed from the start to the finish of the wave, enabling a great amount of flow between manoeuvres even when the waves are weak and mushy.

Size: Large

Side fins:

height 4.56″, base 4.54″, area, 15.50″, foil: v2

Center fin:

height 4.56″, base 4.54″, area: 15.50″, foil symmetrical

 Futures Ando Blackstix 3.0 now in stock

Come and check out these new Craig Anderson Fins & the rest of our comprehensive range of Futures Fins in store or have a look ONLINE

Supporting Local Shapers | Hire | Demos | repairs