3DFINS Art and Innovation. We are a company of surfers who are committed to pushing the limits of design. 3DFINS Dimple technology is a World Tour Proven Innovation that has set the path for 3DFINS as an innovator of Fins. The Dimples are unique to 3DFINS TM (Design Patented, Aust, USA, International Patents Pending). working closely with Josh Kerr, Jamie O'Brien and Christian Fletcher and a comprehensive series of Fluid Dynamic testing, the results have continued to astound us. The testimonials from pro’s and average Joe’s prove it – Dimples make a difference. Most elite surfers will agree that fins contribute up to 50% of how well a surfboard performs. Because of this fact we believe that there are many ways to create a fin that improves a surfboards performance. Most other fin brands rely primarily on flex patterns and small tweaks to fin shapes…we don’t believe that these two things alone will advance surfing to where it has the potential to go. We utilize materials; technologies and design principles inspired by a number of highly evolved industries and then through intensive R&D refine theses concepts to work in our field. Dimple technology is a prime example of this.
3DFINS started in a rustic shed in Western Australia. Designer and founder Courtney Potter's hand made Fin designs were honed in the insane mix of waves the WA coast has to offer. Courtney's artist background and earlier work with Flying Toy designs gave him a different view of what fins could be resulting in what some considered out of this world designs. Dimple technology was different people understood the concept and gave it a go, leading to 3DFINS amazing entry into the Fin world. 3DFINS is now relocated to Burleigh Heads Queensland. The Goldcoast with its long points has proven to be perfect for researching and developing new and innovative fin designs. He also experiments with surfboard fin materials, trying to find unique compositions that are more durable and more environmentally friendly.
Working with 3DFINS team of exceptional athletes, Courtney’s prototypes and “secret” fin designs are tested in all kinds of conditions from 1ft beach breaks to 40ft Beasts and Monsta slabs.
JOSH KERR, JAMIE OBRIEN, CHRISTIAN FLETCHER three of the most exciting and innovative surfers on the planet today. Have pushed 3DFINS Dimple technology to the limits with amazing results. Josh Kerr has received his best results to date on WSL including a BIG WAVE World tour win at Todos Santos riding 3DFINS Dimple Technology.
Jamie O'Brien one of the greatest Surfers of all time out at Pipeline. Jamie recently joined the team after feeling the Dimples gave him an advantage. Jamie not holding back rode a new 3DFINS design featuring Dimple Technology to second place at 2016 Volcom Pipe pro.
As an innovator one of the challenges 3DFINS TM faces is the status quo. Surfing is still conservative when it comes to design compared to other sports. New designs require a lot of testing and proof of concept before the market accepts it, and we are working hard to become recognised as the innovative and market leader in fin design.
This extensive R&D ensures that by the time a set of our fins makes it into your surfboard you can be confident that they are going to blow your mind.