Jake Paterson

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!

Jano Belo

I’ve surfed these fins for 6 months now. Quobba fins have the hold and drive of larger fins, while allowing me the critical short turns of smaller fins…..for me, the perfect combination….I just can’t go back to a standard foiled fin !!!

Rizal Tandjung

These fins have great speed and projection!

Brent Dorrington

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

Dave Delroy-Carr

#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!

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

Beau Pilgrim

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!

Ben Roach

I’ve been involved in the testing of the fins for the past of couple of years. These fins really perform and it is amazing the difference the small keel makes to your board’s performance . They are faster and create really good lift once you get them going – especially on clean faces.

They also feature incredible hold heading up the face of a wave, through carves and in the barrel. Once you have worked them out you can basically bottom turn in a more critical part of the wave . When I go back to my normal fins it feels like my board has flat tyres. Someone asked me the other day, “Are they worth $230?” and I can honestly say yes they are.

Sounds like I am getting a bit excited but I honestly feel like I am surfing better on them…

Ry Blakeney

I love playing around and riding lots of different shape surfboards- it keeps things interesting for me . But theres never been any fins that you get that feeling from- only ever been quite subtle feeling changes, like a different size fin or a different flex in the material etc. Until now no fins have made a difference to my surfing as these fins have. they feel so fast and make all more boards feel like they come alive in no way they have before- makes me never want to go back to the fins i used to ride, I’m now hooked.
These fins have really got me frothing on surfing again, I’m making sections i never would of normally been able to make surfing and for kitesurfing the hold through turns is crazy, gives you that extra grip when turning against your kite! do yourself a favour and get your hands on some, you won’t regret it!

Travis Bradberry

I really enjoyed Quobba fins right off the bat. I live in north county San Diego, a place which is NOT known for powerful waves. Most my setups are focused on generating speed (as opposed to controlling it). I like to ride the Futures Solus, which is a large front fin with a deep inside foil. It’s great for generating speed and has nice hold, though I ride with a larger 15.9” center.

With the Quobba tri-fin set up I could surf it no problem but it was too easy to overpower the center fin. I’ve adapted by riding the Quobba side fins with my usual 15.9” center and that’s a great combo. Lots of speed and good hold despite the Quobba sides being smaller than the Futures I used to ride. I think the larger Quobba setup will go great for me as I’m 6-3 190 lbs. Another great thing I noticed about Quobbas is the board paddles a little better with them in. Maybe it’s the lift they create? I can definitely feel a little faster paddle with them in, which never hurts as the waves can get really crowded here.

We’re in the middle of summer here which means I’m hunting for even more speed. I ride a lot of quads in the summer for that reason. I rode my Quobbas with my usual quad trailers and enjoyed that set up. The last couple of weeks I’ve been using my Quobbas with Futures Controller quad fins in the rear. The controller quad fins are very upright and meant for generating speed and pivot. These fins paired with the Quobbas in the front are really fast. So fun to ride I’ve been hooked on this setup since I tried it. When I switch back to my regular 13” quad trailers it feels slow by comparison! Will let you know the comparison when I ride with Quobbas in front and back.

You should also know I’ve tinkered with s-wings this summer (fin you’ve likely heard of out of France). Though the s-wings are faster than quobbas (not so much when you first get going on a wave, but once you start pumping they generate crazy amounts of speed), which can be really addicting, you sacrifice some maneuverability due to the elongated shape of the fin. I enjoy my Quobbas more than s-wings because I’m still going faster than a conventional fin and they pivot and turn like a fin is supposed to (s-wings get hung up and weird on a lot of turns).

BTW, I’m a pretty typical intermediate surfer. I’ve been shortboarding my whole life (I’m 41) and surf a lot (about 6-10 times a week). I imagine this is an important thing to know as you consider my feedback. I tend to be focused on maneuvers as that’s what the surf is suited for around here. I attached a picture to give you a good idea of what me doing my best turn looks like. It’s from the Maldives, so it was a playground out there (the frontside turn). The backside turn is a screen capture of me surfing the quobba tri fin set up about a month ago. Hope these help.

Jack Haslau (Australian #4 Junior)

Hey Mitch, thanks for the fins used them out at gas and they went really well, could get speed out of nowhere and hold it with control, felt great going into the air. I’ll keep on them for sure!

Nat Hozier *Surfing Quobba Shifter

Used FCS M5 Carbon side fins and rear Shifter set on shapers marks.

Board felt a bit stiff so could have shifted the fin forward.

Board felt really drivey and inspired confidence. It did not feel like it was going to “spin out” and a few pumps sent it flying.
Held rail. I thought it would cavitate like crazy – Nup!

Nothing negative to say. Great work guys.

Brook Palmateer

G’day Mitch and Glenn,

I went for a surf today and tested my new Quobba Fins and a just had to tell you guys, I’M STOKED!!.

It was a good day of surf at Margie’s Main Break 6” to 8” and I was riding a 6’6” that I have had for about a year, it’s a board that I like to ride and have surfed it heap of times.

Mate I’ve got to tell you it turned it in to a totally new board, in a good way.

I have always been a sceptic of new things, but fair dinkum, your Quobba fins were amazing, the board was more responsive, directional and had more drive and speed in and out of every turn than I have ever felt before.

I’m am definitely convert and I’ve already told a heap of the lads how stoked I am, mate you guys are on to a good thing and I will be sprooking your product to all my mates and beyond.

Well done boys!!

Cameron Pratt

G’day mate,

I had three separate surfs on two different boards,

one of the surfs was at Wiktons (Rare Left Bank that forms next to gas reef)on a small 5’2, it was about 3ft surf. This surf was extremely fun for me as i have never felt this board react like this before;

Pros- acceleration from take-off, extra drive off the bottom and through turns, also the feeling of hold through all turns is amazing!, the drive around sections feels like i’m on a quad!!

Cons- Personally i don’t have any cons on the fins, they have changed the way i surf in such a positive way. Hopefully i can get out on a good solid day 10ft plus and really put them to the test.

The other surf i had at Wiktons was on my 5’10 all round board, i really haven’t surfed this board for a long time so this session i had was more about getting used to the board again than the fins.But i must say i haven’t had or felt this board go this fast on such a small wave since i surfed it as a quad in Gland a couple of yrs back, and that surf was 5-6ft Money-trees compared to 3-4ft sand bottom point that wiktons is.

The third surf i had was at small gas reef on the 5’2, again this surf was definitely a lot of fun waves backhand and forehand, the backhand waves i got (rights) were amazing once again the hold when backdooring the peak was crazy as the wave can have a lot of steps in the face at the take-off, the drive through top turns was amazing, I’m still trying to get used to the feeling as i have never experience this before.

Hopefully this helps mate, can’t wait to get home and get back in the water!!!

P.S. i really want to thank you for giving me a chance to surf these fins as in my 25 odd years surfing i have never felt my surfing feel this good and it has definitely given me new fire in the belly to try surf everyday, it’s brought back my super grom froth!! Yeewwww!!!!

Cheers

Charlie Wise

Mate these fins are unreal. Just had my first surf on them at a Morrocon point break. Insane, they just hold and then release perfectly. Frothing on them.