The FCS II Performer Neo Glass Thruster Set is a great set of fins if you want to add a bit of extra spice to your surfing in marginal conditions. The Performer template is the most balanced template in the FCSII range – giving you equal amounts drive, speed, flow & response. A real no brainer when trying to decide on fins…this template will do the job in most performance oriented shortboards.
The Neo Glass construction add a real bit of spark to your board in smaller or weaker conditions. This lightweight, moulded fiberglass construction gives these fins a consistent lively, snappy and responsive feel underfoot. “Twangy” would be a good way to describe these Neoglass fins – they flex but snap back into place with quite a bit of energy, hence the zippy, lively feel.
The FCS II Reactor PC Carbon is a fin that will significantly tighten the turning circle of your surfboard. The upright template combined with the stiffer Performance Core/ Carbon Fibre construction gives you a positive feeling, quick reacting fin – hence the name
Great for short, peaky waves – you’ll be able to at least add another turn or two to each wave when you have a set of these in your board. Particularly useful in flatter rockered surfboards – if you are finding it hard to draw the arcs you want on a flatter board, these can really help you. Popular with those who like to do tight, snappy maneuvers tight in the pocket of the wave, rather than running out onto the open face to carve big, drawn out arcs.
FIN SPECS: MEDIUM
Base: 4.34″ / 110mm
Depth: 4.57″ / 116mm
Area: 14.96″² / 9650mm²
FIN SPECS: LARGE
Base: 4.45″ / 113mm
Depth: 4.68″ / 119mm
Area: 15.73″² / 10150mm²
Come and check them and more of the FCS II range instore or ONLINE
We have a large range of Reef Boots in stock for those of you that are escaping the colder months and heading off to the tropics. 6 different styles for you to choose from including brands such as O’neill, Xcel, Rip Curl and FCS.
Come in and grab a pair before you head off and any other bits and pieces you might need for your trip. Get prepared quickly and easily before you head off – drop by Zak Surfboards for a one stop shop of all our travel gear or shop it ONLINE
Another of our most popular selling thruster sets is the FCS II Julian Wilson PG. This medium sized thruster set features a nice medium sized neutral side fin template, with a smaller center fin.
Having a smaller back fin in a thruster set significantly tightens the turning circle of your board – compared to having a thruster set with all fins the same size. The side fins become dominant, making this fin set ideal for snappy short arc turns and releasing the tail.
The fiberglass construction and bigger side fine ensure that you don’t sacrifice drive and speed down the line. The positive yet stable feeling you get from an all glass fin means that you feel solid leaning into you bottom-turns, yet feel lively off the top due to the smaller back fin. Loosen up your board without sacrificing drive with a set of these and feel the difference.
Base: 4.40″ / 112mm Depth: 4.55″ / 116mm Area: 15.17″² / 9785 mm² Sweep: 33.3° Foil: Flat
Heading overseas soon and planning on packing more than one board? It would be well worth your while to invest in one of the FCS Double Travel Covers – by far the best travel cover that we stock here at Zak Surfboards.
When it comes to practical design, amount of padding/protection & overall weight, nothing touches these bad boys. Fitting up to 3 boards in one of these without fins, you can head overseas with confidence that you have the best protection available for your precious crafts.
Constructed from top to bottom out of a heat-reflective fabric (Ultra light, durable 1200D polyester and alloy material) and vented in both the nose and tail, you can rest assure that your boards don’t get cooked in transit when you pack them in one of these.
The padded walls of the cover have been cut specifically to match with the curve of surfboard rocker – which means even protection from the nose to the tail of each board you pack.
Super durable, non-corrosive, long-life full length molded PK Delrin zip have been used throughout this bag. There are also internal compression straps to keep your boards in place (meaning that they won’t slide around inside the cover). Internal pocket/nose cones have also been used to help prevent damage to the tip of your board. Ultra padded handles and shoulder straps ensure that any time you have to carry you bag, it will be in as comfortable a fashion as possible.
If that’s not enough, each of these bags comes with an bonus included set of Premium FCS Tie Downs.
Remember, at Zak Surboards we have in store one of the biggest collections of Surfboard Bags & Covers in Victoria. Socks, day bags & travel covers from brands including Ocean & Earth, Creatures of Leisure & FCS . Single, double , triple + board bags and covers for shortboards, longboards, fish shapes & retros – we have them all. We also have them available for purchase from us ONLINE
We now have the new FCS II Tool-less Longboard Fins instore at Zak Surfboards. Incorporating the same click in system as standard FCS II Fins, these new longboard fins can be secured into a fin box without the need for a screw and plate. Just seconds to insert and remove these fins, no need fiddle round with screwdrivers.
One of the biggest advantages of these new fins is that you can now make adjustments to your fin placement out in the water mid session. These are quick & simple to use plus they work in all standard fin boxes on the market.
Come check them out instore or grab on from our ONLINE store
The FCS II PC Carbon Tri Accelerator in a Medium size is another of our most popular selling fins at Zak Surfboards. This fast, drivey fin is very complimentary to the wally, long waves that we have in Victoria. These are also a great choice for boards with more tail rocker, or to get a bit more speed & drive out of you everyday shortboard.
Generally speaking for drive, projection & speed down the line many people opt for a more raked fin template. This extra rake in a fin’s shape does make your turning circle larger & more drawn out. The FCS II Accelerator template gives you the speed and projection of a raked back fin while still allowing for a tight turning circle when you put your board on rail.
The key to this extra drive, projection & speed down the line in the FCSII Accelerator is the placement of the fin relative to the finbox. The FCS II Accelerator fin template sits a little further back towards the tail than many of the other fin templates – this further back position = speed & drive (although this can also make a board a bit stiffer & harder to turn). The less raked/more upright shape of the Accelerator means that it’s turning circle is still quite tight. In effect, you get the best of both worlds – extra speed & drive with a tight turning circle.
A touch on the bigger side that many other medium sized fins & the stiffer PC Carbon construction also makes this fin a great choice in bigger surf on your day to day shortboard.
At Zak Surboards we have in store one of the biggest collections of Surfboard Bags & Covers in Victoria. Socks, day bags & travel covers from brand including Ocean & Earth, Creatures of Leisure & FCS . Single, double , triple + board bags and covers for shortboards, longboards, fish shapes & retros – we have them all. We also have them available for purchase from us ONLINE
FCS Fin Wallets – keep all your fins tidy and in order with one of these puppies. These FCS Fin Wallets are big enough to snugly store 3 sets of fins, with a bit of extra room for wax, quad trailers and other bits & pieces. Keep yourself all organized and prepared to hit it for that next surf mission down the coast. Grab one of these next time you are instore or Online
This week at Zak Surfboards we are offering a 25% discount off all FCS & Future Fins – only on our Online Store. Grab yourself a new or spare set of fins for you favorite stick. Maybe you need a set of quad trailers or a different template to play around with? This 25% off FCS & Future Fins sale is your chance to grab those fins you want and save some hard earned $$$. The sale is only on this week and finishes this Sunday 19th of October – make sure you get in quick or you’ll miss out!!!
Indo Boots are essential if you are heading to the tropics to escape the winter cold. We have a great selection of boots for you to choose from instore – here is a quick rundown of them
Rip Curl E-Bomb 1mm Split toe
These boots from Rip Curl feature special water flow panels & breathable neoprene to help keep your feat relatively cool with a full coral proof sole. There is also a compression strap to ensure a tight fit and a solid heel strap to help you yank them on and off easily.
Xcel Infinity Reef Boot 1mm
A super light weight boot with a draw string closure around your ankle and an adjustable velcro strap around the mid of your foot . A solid sole on these ones underneath the split toe ensures no catching of you legrope between your toes. Slightly higher cut than most to offer more ankle protection.
FCS SP2 Reef Boot
These ergonomically designed boots from FCS are super comfortable and hug your feet like no other. With 2 adjustable velcoro straps, drawstring closure at the top and soft neoprene between your toes.
Rip Curl Pocket Reef Boot 1mm
The perfect bootie to get you in/out of the water and and small enough to tuck in your pocket while you are out there surfing. A great option for those who hate wearing booties but want some protection from reef cuts accessing the waves.
The New Kolohe Andino FCSII KA Signature Fin should be in stock later this week. Here is a little preview that we snapped earlier today. Tipped to be really well balanced fin ie: should provide a nice combination of release, drive with a moderate turning circle.
FCS is excited to announce the global release of the new FCS II System and Essential Series fin range. Set to become the new world standard in system technology and performance, FCS II is designed to accommodate all surfers; regardless of their age demographic, surfing genre, or the boards and waves they’re riding.
It is coming into that time of year again where the Rip Curl Pro is upon us, the first solid groundswells of the year are approaching, Indo season is about to begin, and we are having another killer sale. There are going to be some crazy price drops on rubber as well as some unbelievable once-off deals on heaps of new stock surfboards. It just might be that the board you have been eyeing up over the past month or so will be amongst the sale items so get in quick and get an awesome deal… Hope to see you all there!
FCS thruster and quad fin’s come with fin rating’s. These fin rating’s provide the drive, pivot and hold characteristics of each individual fin set based on the element’s such as area, base length, sweep, depth material and template. FCS provide’s fin rating’s as a guide to individual performance. They can also be used as a reference when choosing a fin for specific performance requirements. If un-sure about the fins for you, you can go to the FCS web site and use the fin selector program or come in and use the FCS test drive fins in store.
FCS thruster and quad fin’s come with fin rating’s. These fin rating’s provide the drive, pivot and hold characteristics of each individual fin set based on the element’s such as area, base length, sweep, depth material and template. FCS provide’s fin rating’s as a guide to individual performance. They can also be used as a reference when choosing a fin for specific performance requirements. If un-sure about the fins for you, you can go to the FCS web site and use the fin selctor program.
I think we got the biggest range of fins in victoria loggers ,we just got a massive order from the states from Trueames more from Glide and got more coming from Fluidfoils next week. There is a massive range from 10′ to 6′ singles fin, heaps off colour for all types of riding. Come in to our shop to discuss what fins will get you styling.
Zak surfboards has a massive range of new fins to test drive from FCS & Future fins, all you need is to leave a retail deposit and take any fins for a surf then if you like them you can purchase a new set.
The new SOLUS fins from Futures has had a great wrap a few crew have loved them. Steve our test rider destroyed 13th beach up on monday ( sorry no photos the surf was to good). They are described as a fin you can surf 2ft summer beaches in then surf 6ft g-land smoking barrels.They work in wide tail fishes to rounded square 5’11s and pin tail 6’8s. As the name suggests, if you only buy one set of fins this year make it the SOLUS from FUTURE FINS.
THE LATEST EVOLUTION IN FIN DESIGN COMES WITH A TWIST
The FCS H-3 NEXUS features TRICOIL technology, a dynamic flex pattern that effectively stores and releases energy as the surfer transitions from one turn into the next. This transition between turns is where most surfers struggle to maintain speed. At FCS we believe we’ve solved this problem by designing a fin with a highly efficient template, material stability, minimal drag characteristics, and above all, unparalleled flex properties.
From the moment you ride the FCS H-3 NEXUS you’ll realise this fin has something special. Weather your surfing tight in the pocket or carving on the open face, you can surf confidently knowing all the elements of the fin are working in synergy to deliver the ultimate advantage, more speed. The performance of the H-3 Nexus is seamless; yet quite deliberate in the way it feels. Nexus on test drive in october