The quick answer is VERY! Read on to find out more….
Just as a car needs a decent engine, so does a surfboard and that’s exactly what fins are to a surfboard and shouldn’t be underrated.
Fibreglass high performance fins can take your surfing ability up a notch, your board suddenly becomes alive with more drive and response making your surfboard free and fast through the water.
If you’re using plastic fins in your surfboard and seeing no progression in surfing ability we’d definitely recommend trying some fibreglass fins ASAP, they’re a no brainer!
Size of the fins makes a difference too, if you’re under 70kgs use a Medium, 70kg+ use a Large, kids use a Small. It’s also worth trying different styles of fins, more upright, more rake they will all make a huge difference. We’d also recommend using different fin setups: thruster, quad or twinnie for your particular board until you get that A-HA surfing moment, have fun with your board and setup to enjoy your surfing sessions more.
If you're a little unsure of what fin maybe best for you, send us a message or pop the shop in for a chat and see the fin range in store and get some good advice.