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  • MEDINA CLAIMS WORLD TITLE ON FCS II PERFORMER

    Gabriel Medina has become the first ever Brazilian, and the equal youngest, men’s ASP World Champion. Riding the FCS II Performer template exclusively in 2014, Medina lead for most of the season and rose to the occasion in the last event to clinch the title over Kelly Slater and fellow team rider Mick Fanning.

  • Harley Wins 2nd World Title On New FCS II LB Fin

    FCS would like to congratulate team rider Harley Ingleby on winning his 2nd ASP World Longboard Title. Harley defeated an all-star cast in epic waves at Wanning, Hainan Island, China riding prototypes of his new FCS II HI XL Longboard thruster template.

  • FCS II JW - Julian Wilson's Signature Fin

    Designed in collaboration with ASP Tour Competitor Julian Wilson, the FCS II JW template is available in Medium and Grom sizes, and is ideal for fast, radical surfing in punchy beach break conditions.

  • FCS II Neo Glass Carver

    The new FCS II Neo Glass Carver fin is designed for power surfers who like to push hard against their fins and draw out their turns.



  • SO HERE'S THE STORY

    In the early 1990’s a man by the name of Brian Whitty approached three local surfers from the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a brainwave; removable surfboard fins.

    Removable fins would make traveling easier, allow surfers to change their fin setup to suit varying conditions, and more importantly, give them the opportunity to change the performance of their surfboard simply by using a different fin template.

    In order for this brainwave to become a reality there would have to be a way to secure the fins to the board. Over the preceding months the idea was transformed into a reality and FCS was born. This would eventually become a pinnacle moment in surfing history. FCS stands for Fin Control System, and this six plug configuration would change the face of surfing.

    FCS fins were introduced to the Australian market in 1992 and released globally in 1994. The first FCS fin plug was patented shortly after the global release and it quickly became the world standard for removable fins. To this day FCS is the strongest, most successful, and also the most widely used surfboard fin system in the world.

    Since its global release in 1994, 30 ASP World Titles and countless events have been won riding the FCS fin system. No other system can lay claim to a single ASP World Title in either the men’s, women’s, junior's, or longboard divisions. The success of FCS is a testament to its advantages over other fin systems, this includes traditional fixed fins as well.

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