Why You Need the best Bodysurfing Fins

Bodysurfer: Rikki Gilbey

Photo: Ian MacDonald

Bodysurfing without bodysurfing fins will prove to be extremely difficult, unless your an Olympic swimmer. Bodysurfing fins are specifically engineered to enhance the bodysurfing experience and are the ultimate bodysurfing tool.  

Whilst there are some situations such as wading around on the shorebreak whereby fins arent needed. As soon as one steps off the sandbank and or into the rip currents, bodysurfing fins are a necessity not only for safety, but for catching good waves too. 

The right pair of bodysurfing fins will assist you in getting the speed required to take off in the most critical part of the wave and ride it all the way along, as would a stand up surfer or bodyboarder. 

The 2 most important components to a bodysurfing fin are COMFORT and POWER.

Firstly, no matter how high performance a fin is marketed to be. You want to be able to wear the fins all day. Comfort is key. If its too big, it will fall off. Too small or awkwardly shaped and it will give you cramps like you've never had. 

Secondly, power is the reason you are using bodysurfing fins. Maximum thrust is essential in propelling yourself down the wave as well as potentially kicking yourself out of any dangerous situation into safer waters. 

Luckily, at The Bodysurfing Shop we do all the hard work for you in sourcing the best bodysurfing gear available. When it comes to bodysurfing fins, DaFin and DMC are at the top of the game and further details on their specifications and sizing can be found here.

 

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Bodysurfers: Mark Cunningham & friends

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