Are twin-fins worth it?
Last year, for the first time I thought I was going to get a twin-fin. In my head I needed it. Somehow the seed got
planted and I needed to feel what a lot people have said and wrote about it. Twin-fin equals speed. Especially for
Why do I think I need it?
Unfortunately, I don't surf as often as I did 15 years ago and I'm getting lazy. I don't want to work for speed or to
catch waves. In my mind I picture a board that paddles like a longboard, has the speed of a twin (theoretically since I
got one yet) and performs in the pocket like a shortboard. What I want is to turn and occasionally get barrelled , which
I'll work for, anything else I want the board to do it for me.
I ended up not getting a Twin. Covid hit, we had a few months of lockdown, my youngest kid was born and the need for a
new board faded. The thing is, the twin seed it there and it doesn't take much to take up mind share. I'm getting
curious again about the twins.
Theoretically a twin-fin is a two fin board. Yes, like the name suggests. But shapers have been creative and adapting
the traditional concept. The "Modern Twins" can sometimes show a 3 or 4 fin setup allowing you to use a twin fin set, a
twin + trail set or a quad set and there's a great variety of outlines. They promise speed primarily and had the high
Here's a list of some of these boards: * DHD mini twin
- Firewire El Tomo Fish
- Slater Designs Akila Aipa Flat Earth
- CI Fishbeard
- Mayhem x Mark Richards California twin
- JS Black Baron
- Chilli BV2
- Album Twinsman
- Gary Mcneill Rasta Torus Twin
- Sharpeye Modern 2
- Panda Shiitake Twinzer
- Firewire Seaside
We're working on the website and this list will end up there. Let us know other boards we should add to the list (or
remove) and if you have any experience any of them.