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Skip Frye (Volan)

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A single fin designed by one of the greatest surfboard craftsman of all time… Need we say more? Straight forward, clean lines, and classic curves are the name of the game here.

An iconic figure in San Diego surf culture, Skip Frye is an accomplished surfer well known for his silky smooth style as well as his innovative and unique designs. Devised in the mid ‘70s, Skip’s single fin was developed to perform and excel in a supporting role for some of the boards he’s best known for such as his Eggs and Gliders. Minimalistic and pure, these fins lend themselves towards fluid and graceful surfing. 

If you want to follow in Skip’s footsteps and search for that ultimate trim, minimize drag, increase speed, and let the board do the talking…Then this is the fin for you.

Our Volan fins are fine-tuned with a precision foils as well as proper flex. Crafted with a labor of love at our factory in Santa Barbara, CA, these fins undergo the strictest quality control. Our Volan panels are meticulously hand-laid and templated ensuring optimal weave orientation and superior strength, with flex coming more from the body rather than just the tip. This enhances speed and projection off the bottom and through turns, making our Volan fins a pinnacle of the highest performance flex characteristic

  • Slight / minimal rake and medium flex
  • Can be used as a single fin or also works great in a 2+1 
  • Pairs well with mid-lengths, thinner planing-type boards, or shapes that rely on pinched rails or long rail-lines to do the heavy lifting
  • Solid fiberglass construction, flat matte finish

How to Choose the Right Fin

Whether you're new to exploring the benefits of experimenting with new fins, or you're a seasoned veteran... our fin guide will breakdown the basics as well as some the more complicated aspects of fin design to help ensure that you find the right setup for your board.