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Ultralight eco-friendly carbon fiber surfboard fins

Discover how surf legend Kelly Slater developed new composite fins under the brand Endorfins, to ensure to keep the ocean floor free from lost and broken fins.

Ultralight eco-friendly carbon fiber surfboard fins
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Kelly has always had a deep relationship and passion for fins being that they are a critical component of board design and performance. Firewire Surfboards wanted to bring this to life by launching a fin brand driven by Kelly’s vision of performance and eco responsibility. They believe as surfers they have a responsibility to make fins as eco-friendly as possible and ensure they keep the ocean floor free from “lost and broken fins”.

Endorfins are designed to be screwed into the fin box to secure the base of the fin and allow the carbon flex patterns to truely come to life. In addition, the fins are also designed to float so they can be retrieved from the ocean if needed. Each set is built with a base that is compatible with either FCSII or Futures boxes. The Futures compatible base on Endorfins will work just like a fin built by Futures with a Futures base.

The P.E.T core is majority air resulting in fins so light they float on water.
The P.E.T core is majority air resulting in fins so light they float on water.

The FCSII compatible base will require two screws that will come with the fins. Endorfins with FCSII compatible bases will not click in and click out. Combining that knowledge, and several rounds of testing and adjusting over the past year and a half, they are excited to present Endorfins to the world.

The design of these fins are the culmination of Kelly’s many years and extensive experience with a variety of designs and templates. This unique flex pattern is created by a carbon twill, layered with an ultralight carbon veil over a P.E.T core. The P.E.T core is majority air resulting in fins so light they float on water.

Endorfins are designed to be screwed into the fin box to secure the base of the fin and allow the carbon flex patterns to truely come to life
Endorfins are designed to be screwed into the fin box to secure the base of the fin and allow the carbon flex patterns to truely come to life

The circle on the side of each Endorfins fin represents flow. It’s a new take on Kelly’s iconic circular branding that has appeared on every fin he’s endorsed previously, paying homage to the past while building forward towards the future. Endorfins is a Kelly Slater Brand but for the brand to have control of the quality, eco standards and capacity requirements, they partnered with Scarfini Fins in South Africa.

The circle on the side of each Endorfins fin represents flow. It's a new take on Kelly’s iconic circular branding that has appeared on every fin he's endorsed previously, paying homage to the past while building forward towards the future.
The circle on the side of each Endorfins fin represents flow. It’s a new take on Kelly’s iconic circular branding that has appeared on every fin he’s endorsed previously, paying homage to the past while building forward towards the future.

Scarfini Fins are well respected and very experienced in fin manufacturing which secures a bright future for the brand. Manufacturing in South Africa where the waves crank all day long is also a great benefit to testing and allows them to have a diverse manufacturing portfolio.

More information www.endorfinsco.com