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  • FCS II KA - Kolohe Andino's Signature Fin

    The FCS II KA delivers a lively mix of drive, pivot and tail release for performing fast, explosive turns and airs on and above the wave.

  • Medina Charges Epic Chopes

    Gabriel Medina has solidified his #1 position on the ASP World Tour Ratings with an historic performance at the Billabong Pro in Tahiti. Riding the FCS II system Medina rose above his competitors and charged what is being described as the most epic conditions in competition history.

  • FCS II Partnership with Slingshot Kiteboards

    FCS is excited to announce a new partnership with leading Kite specialists, Slingshot. Under the new partnership Slingshot will be the first kiteboarding company to use the new keyless FCS II system in their kiteboards.

  • FCS Expands Partnership with Surfing Australia

    FCS has extended its partnership as Surfing Australia’s official fin and hardware supplier for a further two years. FCS will broaden their partnership and become a support sponsor of the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle and a support sponsor of the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC).



  • 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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