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  • How To: FCS II Tool-less Longboard Fins

    The new FCS II Tool-less Longboard Fins can be secured into a fin box without the need for a screw and plate. Furthermore, it takes just seconds to insert and remove the fins, or make subtle adjustments mid surfing session. Learn More:

  • FCS II - Darren Handley DHD Shaper Fin

    Darren Handley designed this fin so it is versatile enough to use every day on most of the board models in the DHD range. The fin is essentially geared for controlled tight pocket turns, but it will also perform driving cutbacks on the open face.

  • Medina Claims The Fiji Pro Riding FCS II Performer Template

    In perfect 6 to 10 foot waves, two men were left to faceoff in the final heat of the event; 100% FCS Hardware athlete Gabriel Medina, and Gorilla rider Matty Wilko.

  • FCS Athlete Series Traction - Ryan Hipwood

    Ryan 'Hippo' Hipwood’s three piece pad is the longest in the FCS Traction range. This is great for bigger boards and guns, and surfers who like to shift their back foot forward when driving down the line.



  • 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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