I really like the fins, especially in punchy beach breaks or powerful reef breaks. The base technology makes the fins and my board feel very powerful and I am able to push extremely hard and project forward. The wobble that the board can get from choppy conditions was stabilized from the fin technology.
Refer MSW: https://magicseaweed.com/news/introducing-quobba-fins-born-from-west-oz-ingenuity/11905/
As a shaper I like to try fins and fin systems so I can recommend them for my customers. Ben Roach approached me to test the Quobba Fins and gave me some feedback from himself and other surfers and I trust his judgement. I generally use Futures (AM2 or DHD fins) and FCS2 (MF Large) so I tested the green, large Quobba Fins at my version of a wind tunnel – Lefties!!! I started the session by using the DHD Futures in my 6’0 round pin all round board so I could get a gauge and direct comparison. I then came in and swapped fins to the green Quobbas. Paddling out I was thinking they might feel a bit weird but I was pleasantly surprised to they felt quite normal! The exciting thing that I did feel (along with the lack of weirdness) was the amount of hold and grip the board had with Quobbas. I started to sneak my back foot back further a touch back to push harder and the fins held in which is the aspect I really enjoyed. The speed of the fins felt good and there was no detectable drag , just mega hold – so my first impression was to give the fins a strong tick! I had another memorable session at Lefties a bit later where there were some good barrels and the fins really shined again in the barrel, with the hold factor giving stability in critical, sucky sections.
I’ve also enjoyed the fins on my backhand at Boneyards (J-Bay) and my favourite rights in Gracetown. Just used the Quobbas in some proper barrels at home and found out just how amazing they perform. The board just held its line on one sick one when I was sure I’d be bucked off so I left that session totally buzzing! I am keen to try them at Gnarloo for knifing down the face and surviving a foam ball ride in deep barrel, which I heard Sillsy (Richard Sills) has done up there using Quobbas. So I am happy to report that Quobbas are part of my fin quiver now.
Cheers Dave Macaulay
“Quick email to say I tried the fins yesterday at a solid right hand slab and got the best wave I’ve ever had out there . Felt like the fins held in great and grabbed at the right time so I could knife in and not fall flat on my face. Also felt nice through carves with speed . Feel like I’m getting used to them a little more now . All good feedback from me”
Cheers – Dan Ross
Former WCT Competitor, 2xJ-Bay Champion & Pipeline Master
I have been testing the Quobba Fins for a few months now and I love the speed and extra hold this fin has compared to normal fins. If you have ever seen a Yellow Fin Tuna tail you will realise these guys really are onto something good. Mitch Thorson Former WCT Competitor Its been a great ride helping with the development of these awesome fins! The extra hold and subsequent drive is fantastic, and the speed through the flats and in hollower sections is unreal. I feel like I can create new lines, pushing harder and going faster!
Winner of 6000 WQS series event
Second best surfer in the Brazilian championship
Back to back King of the point – Trigg
Its been amazing having the opportunity to test all Quobba fins, surfing with them for 1 year, the drive and hold in the barrel is next level, makes easier to ride on the foam ball…and the hold to do carvings is amazing, i can push it harder on turns then normal foil fins. And to do the airs is really good, the extra speed helps to fly and looks like it loose contact with the wave sooner, for me the best fins on the game for sure. Bradley Norris It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced under my feet. Quobba fins have the drive and speed of a quad but yet you could still put them on rail like a thruster. It’s the perfect balance!
Big Wave Charger
#1 G’day lads. Just got out of the water surfing 2ft slop with the fins. Epic! Made sections I didn’t think I would heaps of speed and drive. Can’t wait to get in the water again…..once the sharks have gone. Yeow
#2 More drive than my bloody jet ski can deliver! Andrew Sheridan The Quobba Fins feel faster than a normal fin and give you good drive and hold through turns. I used them during the Margaret River Classic and it felt great to have my equipment feeling so on point during my heats. I was stoked to get the win!
Former WCT Competitor
I tested out these fins in Bali and being a larger bloke I was a bit hesitant with the size of the fin, as I use a larger template. No need to worry there as I found the Quobba Fins had just as much hold and drive as a larger fin but with extra release that a smaller fin would allow. Stoked with how these fins felt, definitely onto something Quobba! Cheers – Matt
Hawaii Recently on a trip to New Zealand.. It’s beautiful down there… Been using the fins some more at silvas, a lively left hander, and I don’t know what it is about your fins but I love them. The grab my shortboard gets off the bottom is exceptional. We got a nice swell headed here in about a week. I’m excited to try out the other fins in my bigger board. I let my buddy use my board with the green ones in them. First thing he told me: These fins are fucking awesome! I quizzed him what the difference was and he wasn’t too sure but he said “These are the only fins that I could feel under my feet while surfing” I guess that means they’re responsive. Anyways, it was a thumbs up from him. Aloha, Nick
Former Pro-Free Surfer & Indo Charger
“I had really amazing experience with the speed I was generating through turns and the drive was just amazing”
Ex President / Director of Business Development Surf Hardware International (FCS)
Hi all Been testing the fins and some good surf down here in Mexico the last three days. Definitely feel the difference. Had some really good solid head and a half to double overhead surf with myself and local charger Brad Thomas. Both of us were loving the q plus. Faster and more positive hey!
“I have never experienced anything that has held as well and gone as fast…” (said after surfing 10 foot G-Land)
I was sceptical on the fins at first because they were a lot different from anything I’ve ever tried , but gave them a shot on a small day and they were some of the best small wave fins I’ve used , instantly felt the speed difference from a standard set of fins I would usually try, the drive and speed immediately from take off was amazing, can’t wait to get them in some solid stuff! Cheers, Brenno
Surfer, kiter, professional photographer
I was blown away how the fins instantly transformed a board I hated into being one of my favourite boards. The board was previously slow & stiff through turns, now it’s super drivey and turns on a dime. It’s insane how much more speed now I can generate pumping down the line. I can’t wait to get them in some bigger powerful waves. Bring on Fiji!