Bodyboard fins have different characteristics for you to consider and are divided into two distinct categories
SYMMETRICAL BODYBOARD FIN DESIGN
Dropknee riders more often seek these fins because they typically have shorter blades. These shorter blades tend to be more manageable for dropknee riders to get up in the proper dropknee stance on their board.
ASYMMETRICAL BODYBOARD FIN DESIGN
This iconic fin design has become representative of bodyboarding the world over with its nature inspired dolphin shape design.
When choosing the right fin for you it is important to keep in mind the design, rigidity, and style that will best fit your riding and water temperature.
Typically, the more rigid the fin the more power and acceleration it will deliver with more effort. Additionally, the opposite may be true when utilizing a less rigid fin design resulting in less power and acceleration requiring less physical exertion to maximize the fins performance.
Gear guide from Jeremy Arnoux, Bodyboarder and pride lab engineer :
“I prefer to use more supple or less rigid fins for when the waves are pumping andI know that it may become one of those marathon sessions. More specifically for competition and bigger surf I prefer to use more rigid fins for their added performance of speed and acceleration when I need it.”
Gear guide from Pierre-Louis Costes, 2x World Champion and Bodyboard Center team rider :
“I also use softer fins but only when it’s small (Vulcan V2). When it gets big I need more stiffness, this is why I developed the Vulcan V3 with Pride Boyboards. It gives me more propulsion and holds better on my feet.”
You can use fin socks in your bodyboard fins
Those fin socks with prevent you from bruises, cuts and cold if you wear full socks. Watch out, you may have to go for a bigger fin size if you are already tight without fin socks.
Use fin savers to avoid losing your swim fins
There are different types of fin savers in order to avoid losing your bodyboard fins. The simplest ones are the fin laces. You also have classic fin tether that are possible the easiest to use. More recently, we’ve seen the invention of the fin saver straps. They maintain the swim fins on your feet at all times while increasing the comfort of the fins on the heel straps.
Swimfins sizechart DAFIN
Swimfins sizechart ORCA
Swimfins sizechart STEALTH
Swimfins sizechart VULCAN