Fins are one of the most underrated surfboard upgrades in surfing. There are so many options now that just a quick fin swap can completely change very nature of your board.
Many of us have ridden factory stock, improperly sized fins for YEARS not realizing we'd been hurting our surfing the entire time. There were so many aspects to fins that we really hadn’t even figured in, worst of all, the basics.
Through the grapevine of spirited surfers, we had the pleasure of meeting one of South Africa’s strongest up and coming junior pro surfers. From the rough streets of Durban, orphaned at 8 years old, Ntando Msibi fell just short of becoming another tragic poverty statistic too many young South African kids become. His story is a testament of the lasting effects of apartheid conditions in South African, which ended more than 2 decades ago.