You need at least one fin on a surfboard. Depending on your style or surfing conditions, most intermediate to expert surfers ride boards with more than one fin. Kona carries two types of fins - a double tab fin that clicks into an FCS box and a single tab fin that screws into a future box. Why all the different set-ups? Let's break it down.
Single Fin:This traditional set-up is most common on longboards. Single fins are ideal for straight shots and stability. A single fin is ideal for beginners to master the surfing arts.
Twin Fin:Two fins on either side of the board will help you turn easier. This set-up is common on shortboards with additional tail width. This set-up is fast and loose which makes it perfect in small, sloppy seas.
Thruster:This fin set-up is the most common today. A single fin in the rear center of the board provides stability. Two outer toed-in fins provide speed and control. With this set-up you can ride single or twin as well.
Quad Fin:With two fins on both sides of the board, the two back fins channel water flow straight out of the tail for high speeds while two rail fins add stability for maintining speed thru turns.
5 Fin:Five fins are not meant to be surfed but a 5 fin set-up allows the surfer to configure the fins in any way without having to change boards.
2+1 Fin:Growing in popularity, this set -up is the same as the Thruster except the center fin is a longboard fin for additional stability. A great set-up for transitioning from longboard to shortboard or beginner to intermediate.