DaFins x WSL - Bodysurfing Swim Fins
"The perfect balance of power, performance and comfort."
DaFiN is a long-time supporter of professional lifesaving and the sport of surfing. We are honoured to be recognised as the official swim fin of the World Surf League and proud to bring you the signature WSL x DaFiN colour-way.
World Surf League is the governing body for professional surfers and organises more than 150 events across seven categories worldwide every year. In recognition of the important role professional lifesaving plays in the sport of surfing, proceeds from the WSL fin will benefit the water patrol groups that make WSL tours possible.
• High performance fin
• Lightweight and less tiring
• Extremely comfortable foot pocket - say goodbye to foot chafe!
• Wear on either foot
• They float so you wont lose them
DaFiN was developed in Hawaii by Andy Cochran, one of Australia’s early surfing pioneers, with input from world renowned watermen Mark Cunningham and Brian Keaulana. DaFiN was granted a U.S. Patent for its original and revolutionary design. DaFiN combines unparalleled comfort with exacting construction to create a swim fin that performs under the most extreme conditions.
The side rails "strakes" on DaFiN are rock solid but run only about half way down the length of the fin where they angle back to the blade. This forces the fin to flex right at this critical point. The raised v-shaped foot pocket combined with a stiff blade working together at the point of flex creates maximum acceleration of the water flowing over the fin surface resulting in more thrust per kick with less effort. For such a powerful fin, it is unusually light in weight. DaFiN floats in the ocean and there is no right or left foot difference so DaFiN can be worn on either foot.
DaFiN is the #1 choice of lifeguards, bodysurfers, and top water-persons around the world and is standard issue equipment for more than 60 municipal lifeguard and surf rescue agencies in the USA.
Note: New fins will often have an oily coating due to the manufacturing process. This will come off in the first few uses.
"DaFiN is the only swim fin I use both professionally and for recreation. Power and comfort are the two utmost things I need in a pair of fins. DaFiN delivers on both and more."
— Mark Cunningham
World Champion Bodysurfer, 30-year Hawaii veteran lifeguard on Oahu North Shore
"I like to put myself and camera in the heaviest and scariest conditions in the ocean, I know I can trust my Da Fins to get me in and out of these situations safely, as well as allow me to have the maneuverability to move in out and not get sucked over while shooting out there. The blade of Da Fin has just the right amount of stiffness to maximise the thrust with each kick of the foot. I wouldn’t trust any other fin to get me out into the zone at 12 foot Pipeline and in safely again."
— Zak Noyle
Professional Surf Photographer, Senior Staff Photographer for SURFER magazine