Best Future fins for your next surf trip to Indonesia
4 best fins for small waves, all around surf, and good waves.
First we lay out the best fins for good to all-time waves, like the ones from Bali to the Mentawais. After we will describe the reasons certain fins work better in different types of surf. We are focusing on Future Fins in this article, frankly because that’s what we prefer to ride. We have our 4 favorite picks for each category.
When looking at your next set of Future Fins for Indo, notice the numbers. We recommend stiff, reliable fins, so find ones from 4-1. These fins are specifically designed for control through turns, they are predictable because of their stiffness. The stiffer the fin the more control, reliability and predictability you will have. These fins will allow you to push hard through your turns with less risk of sliding out at high speeds, but as the great Shane Beschen would say, “ weight back!”. Our picks are the JJ-2 from John John, the EA Techflex, the AM1 techflex, and the Pancho Sulivan Control Series fins.
Now for the rest of the numbers, 7-4. These combine drive, snappy pocket turns, speed, and control all into one. These fins perform well when the surf starts getting big but allows for quick sharp turns in smaller surf as well. With futures they use the honeycomb pattern, typically have a flat foil and medium flex. Our picks are The Jordy Smith Thruster, Mayhem Evil Twin 2 +1, the F4 Honeycomb five fin set, and the R6 Legacy thruster.
For numbers 10-7 these are best for smaller waves that rely on the surfer and the setup to provide the speed. They are springy and great for those small days when you just wanna wiggle as gnarly as possible. They have the most flex and the most curve in the foil. Click the image below to see more in depth analysis from future fins. Our picks are the F8 Vector II Blackstix thruster, the Tomo Quad, the Machado Pivot Blacktix thruster, and the Rasta Quad.