66% of surfing injuries result from
contact with a surfboard's sharp fins and nose.
Most experienced surfers will tell you that surfboard
fins are pretty dangerous. With surf breaks getting
increasingly crowded, the chances of accidental collisions
in the water are increasing at a high rate. During collisions
and wipeouts, surfboard fins can cause severe lacerations
resulting in a bummed out surf session and trip to the
One of the main reasons surfboard fins are so dangerous
is their sharp leading and trailing edges. Without these
sharp edges, a surfboard fin would lose almost all of
its speed and drive. However, there is a solution to
keep you safe and actually improve your surfboard's
performance. Aside from protecting yourself, you'll also want to practice safe surfing by using our padded surfboard bags to proctect your stick from careless dings.
Most surfing accidents are exactly that, accidents. However, with lineups being increasingly crowded and congested, tempers flare and accidents can potentially turn intentional. Have you ever seen surfers run other surfers paddling out on purpose or kick their board out violently at surfer who dropped in on them? There's no reason for violence in the lineup to escalate but these things can and do happen.
How to increase your performance and surf safer
Teck fins are designed with soft leading
and trailing edges made out of urethane that actually
increase the performance of your surfboard. These fins
come in a variety of fin boxes including FCS, Red-X,
Future, O'Fishl, Lok Box, and soft top. You can choose
from a variety of fin colors and flexes.
Surfboard nose guards protect you from the sharp
tip of your surfboard and are used by a countless number
of pro surfers. These nose guards are easy to put on
and only takes one minute. Now you'll be able to surf
with confidence and not worry about hurting yourself
or your fellow surfers.
By using these protective
surf products, you'll surf with more confidence
in the water allowing you to increase your performance.
Stay safe and stay stoked!
Study Done By: Doctors Andrew Nathanson, M.D., Philip
Haynes, M.D., Ph.D., Kelly Tam Sing, M.D., and Daniel