Thursday, 31 December 2009

HNY folks

All the best for 2010, may you prosper and be in rude health and hope those waves peel for you.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Christmas/New Year Opening…
We will pretty much be open all through the 'holidays' so if you fancy spending some of Grannies Christmas money then fire off an order, I'll let you know when it will ship but should be the next day, except for Sundays, Bank Holidays etc...

We shall obey! Have a bloody good one.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hippy Christmas

Pretty misty down here in the south west, wind has died off finally so might even get wet tomorrow, hmmm 3 degrees. Special. This splendid piece of timber is our spiritual Christmas Tree, and looks great at this time of the year, would be cool to get some lights on it, wind powered of course!

Have a Hippy Christmas everyone and don't forget the New Year Sale, starts 2nd week of Jan (ish). One week only now!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

RFC Fins

Super stoked we have just received a shipment of Rainbow fins from California, via Mick. Should get them on the site early next week. Some Wingnut, De Temple, Pivots and finally side bites for everyone who has asked for them. Can't beleive it took so long, sorry peeps.

Be warned I have a new lens too so prepare yourself for lots of weird and wonderful extreme shallow depth of field happenings...

Stewart Rack Pads

I'll take the last few pairs to the Jumble on Saturday if anyone wants to grab them. Otherwise they will be back on the site Monday. Not sure if we will ever get them again. Have been really popular so must find some replacements but may take a while. Perfect wide width for Logs and very hard wearing to boot.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Rumble at the Jumble

I'll be at the Jumble selling some choice bits and bobs, so pop down and say hello and grab a bargain or two. There will be Fins, Leashes, Wax, Fin Bolts and maybe a bit of art, well photography, oh and maybe the contents of our shed, been meaning to clear it out for ages.
See you there.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Christmas Sale Preview

Everyone who is on the mailing list will get a pre-sale invitation to get a whopping 15% off before the main sale starts in January. That way you can get some bargains before Christmas. Just a thanks you for your devotion to all things fin. If you're not on the mailing list or have never bought from us just drop us a line before 1st December to get on it. UK and Europe only.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

in case we forget

Fins, you gotta love 'em.

Trekno techno techno

One of last years storms was amazing too, so great to get out in the elements even if you get wet and cold even if the kids moan.

Cran O 3

Hell of a wind blowing out today, nobody out but dogs...

Cran O 2

Waves were actually breaking over Goose Rock, although I missed every one with the old camera.

Cran O

Wild and windy out today at CranO, blown out and massive, not missing much with the broken ribs after all.

Monday, 16 November 2009

The anticipation…

I know it's not a log, but we can be liberated and of open mind can't we?

Style never goes out of fashion

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Weekend of Storms

Some pretty heavy weather over the last few days, but today was lovely round these parts.

Like cars?

Cars, surfboards… seems both my hobbies can be pretty world poisoning. But I guess old cars can be forgiven as they haven't been replaced year on year by something new, and they won't be visiting a landfill any time soon. Couple of cool 912's in Anaheim last year.


Great organic cafe in LA served their sodas in jars, couldn't resist a pic.

Green O

Seems whatever fin I think is the flavour of the month it's always, sooner or later de throned by a Greenough or a Frye. Guess those guys know a 'fing' or two about fluid dynamics.

Enough already with the Fin puns.

A few more California shots…

Sorry to bore you all with my Holiday snaps, but here are a few more from the recent trip. This guy on an Eagle was taking everything, tried to engage him in conversation later with no joy, just wanted a peak at his board. Guess I can't be everyone's friend. ;)

Perfect trim

See, old guys do rule.

Five Over

Even sat on the beach with some broken ribs was okay watching surfing this good.

Das Boot

Boot by name…

Running Man

run run run, not sure why I like this shot, just makes me smile. Was part of a sequence of him doing a reverse hang ten, heels over kind of thing, pretty impressive to watch.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

House on the Cliff

Often walk the dog past here. Always thought this would make a great HQ. Kind of what you imagine a Finshack might look like, although maybe might be nicer on one of the smaller Hawaiian islands… one day.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Water torture

Can't wait to get back in the water. New board awaits, just need the ribs to heal… maybe a couple of weeks, so look forward to some high pressures and flat seas around about then ;)

Postal Strike UK

Seem to be over the worst of it and all running okay again. Order away!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Postal Strike UK

Well doesn't seem to be affecting things as badly as it might have. Orders seem to be getting through okay, maybe a days delay here and there, but nothing drastic. Order away!

New Fins

Just picked up some Greenough and very rare Hynson fins. Oh and a couple of Velzys. Should be on the site soon. Also should be getting some side bites in for all you performance guys and gals.
Watch this space.

Had an interesting chat about 'backyarders' today, seems they are on the increase. So if you would like to see fins for glassing in let me know and I'll see what I can find, saw quite a few interesting ones in the States recently. Quite fancy trying a board myself, 10' Fish Simmons anyone?

Joe (Motion) Aaron

Joe Aaron creative force behind Joe Motion Fins makes the cover of Pacific Longboarder with this awesome shot. Walking the plank indeed. Check his fins on the website.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Postal Strike UK

The strikes seem to be continuing here in the UK. We normally ship our goods 1st Class 'Signed for' which means we can track all our parcels. If you are worried about delivery feel free to contact us via email contact at finshack dot com and we can arrange your delivery to suit you, probably best for us to post to you outside strike days if that works for you. Thanks for your continued patience.

New Stock - Nine Plus Fins

Some great new fins from Nine Plus in today (should be up on the site later) superb floral inlays, really need to be seen to be appreciated. Very limited numbers though. Also Retro and Magic Carpet fins back in stock. Perfect for Christmas!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Relative viscosity

Could look at images of waves all day really. Reminded me of a conversation I was having about the Pacific water compared to the Atlantic. Really seemed 'different' in California, maybe saltier, thicker, who knows, but curiously different. Anyone got an answer? Guess you could put it down to lineup loony'ness.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Back to Blighty

Enough of all this California malarky. Cornwall has been pumping this last week or so, pity things have been surfless for me due to some broken ribs. Pretty painful, especially as I have a new board never having been riden waiting in the garage.

Coming through…

Forget the 'drop in' rule, biggest wins! I love the 'Bu and this really sums it up for me, a super fun wave with everyone getting on with it, party time!

Surf Only

I'm all for an 'open' water policy but Malibu is a car crash at the best of times, they really should consider adding sweeping to the list ;)

The Smiths

Picked up this great Fin from Mason at Captain Fin and am super stoked. I really should get it up on the site and sell it for big bucks but I really can't. No more being produced and being a Manc I really have to keep it, sorry folks. :)


What more can I say…

Monday, 26 October 2009

I see…

…a little silhouette, Chris and a small piece of history.

Takashi san いるところ ?

Dude where are you? Remember you said you would send those pics? Anyway here's one of you looking suitably contemplative, great day at the Canyon eh! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu.

Got them! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu.

Taylor Nelson

Really great to see future stars ripping it up at the 'Bu. Nine Plus rider Taylor was an inspiration to us old farts.

Red and Green

I know it's more like red and aqua but this G&S log is real purdy… nothing like a glassed on fin.

Free as a Bird

I know I'm rambling but the sight of wildlife enjoying the surf really floats my boat. Especially Pelicans. I love 'em. Not sure what bird this was, I know it's not a Pelican, but I liked the picture.

Unknown Logger

Our recent trip to California, mainly organised to coincide with Sacred Craft , was inspirational on many levels, particularly the standard of surf on show from Ventura to Tourmaline. Mazin.

Captains Helm

Possibly one of the best shops in California, the womb of Captain Fin Co. with Mason at the helm. Make it a destination on any California trip, just buy the fins from us though!

Master Shaper

Someone was as pleased as a small boy getting a Chopper for Christmas. Our great friend Nick picking up his Eagle on our recent trip to California. Pink perfection.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Our new blog

Out and about in Cornwall...

Not been having a great Summer have we, raining yet again, still could be worse I suppose could be living in the City. Anyway had a great Summer swell a few weeks ago here's a taster...