Long before the move to Burleigh Heads Queensland, Australia, Courtney Potter always had his mind set to design a top of the line surfboard fin that would rip through waves with MORE SPEED and MORE DRIVE. As a dedicated surfer, an artist and a former toy designer, he was able to think from multiple perspectives and reflect on his experiences in the past with surfboard fins to come up with new fin designs. With many late nights and early starts in his shed in Western Australia, he was able to create the 3DFINS.
3DFINS is now recognized as a premium surfboard fin company internationally.
The Dimple Technology™ invention is derived from a golf ball dimple. Based on hydrodynamics, the dimple surface reduces drag and it improves lift. Courtney successfully proved that incorporating that science to his fin design allowed surfers to ride with better control, and with more speed and more drive. Genius!
The Gold Coast has proven to be the prime location for research & development for new and innovative fin designs. Courtney often experiments with his prototypes where he produces fins with various materials to discover a more unique composition. His motivation is to produce fins that are more durable, safe and produced ethnically and sustainably where possible. Most importantly, the prototypes are trialed and tested by his team of exceptional athletes where the fins are put through all kinds of conditions; from 1ft beach breaks to 40ft beasts and monster slabs.