Futures Fins

Futures Fins

The Ride Number | Futures Fins

The ride number associated with each Futures fin describes the feel of a fin, this feeling is represented on a scale  from 1 – speed control to 10 – speed generating. The closer the Ride Number gets to 10 the more springy, fluid and responsive your board will feel to help you generate your own speed. The closer you get to the Ride Number of 1 means your board will feel more solid, engaged and predictable at high speeds in larger more powerful surf. Fins with a Ride Number of around 5 mean the fin is balanced and will not add or enhance your board, meaning the fins with let your boards original character shine.

Speed Generating | Futures Fins


Fins with more flex and engineered foils are the best Speed Generating fins. They feel Springy, Fluid and Responsive, which translates into a positive feeling for light-footed surfers or for when the waves lack power. These are a great option for that grovel session, because you can create more speed to get your board down the line. On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 7 to 10 are classified as Speed Generating.

Balanced | Futures Fins


 Fins with medium flex and flat or subtle concave foils are Balanced fins, and the best for all-around performance.  They feel solid in overhead surf and are still lively enough for performance surfing in serious waves or everyday conditions.  The elements of both sides of the speed spectrum are evident in this category.  On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 4-7 are classified as Balanced.

Speed Control | Futures Fins


Fins with less flex and flat foils are the best Speed Controlling fins.  They feel solid, engaged and predictable, which translates into a positive feeling for powerful surfers or in powerful waves.  The swell of the year will be more successful with a fin that can handle the speed of the over-head waves.  On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 1-4 are classified as Speed Controlling.

To use a ride number pick a feeling in your weight range and give them a try we have an extensive range of Futures fins that are available to demo in the shop so you can try the fins before you buy, taking the risk out of buying the correct fins. But as always we are on hand 7 Days a week to give advise and recommendations on the correct fins to match you and your surfboard.



Tel: 01736 757025

Email: info@downthelinesurf.co.uk




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Christmas gifts


Happy Christmas!

If you have a surfer in your life then you know there’s nothing else they want for Christmas other than something surf related. Everything from a block of wax stocking filler right up to a hand shaped board if you’re feeling really flush.





Taking the time to do a bit of research and really think about what the surfer in your life wants says: “I care about what you care about.” To help you in your quest to find something special for the surfer in your life (or yourself) we’ve come up with a range of gift ideas for surfers grouped by price. As always, we’re happy to answer your questions to help you get it right.

The last day of guaranteed Christmas delivery for the uk mainland will be Tuesday 22nd December.

Call us on (01736) 757025 between 0930 and 1730 or drop us a line at info@downthelinesurf.co.uk.

From all the team at Down The Line Surf, have a lovely Christmas!!




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Firewire – Greedy Beaver


The Firewire Surfboards Greedy Beaver has a shortboard feel with a compressed longboard outline. Smooth effortless glide over flat section with frisky shortboard agility in the pocket!

Firewire Surfboards Greedy Beaver
The clean outline of the Greedy Beaver

The Greedy beaver is a board that will suit all abilities and styles of surfing. If ridden over sized the Greedy Beaver will be stable and super easy to surf for beginner/intermediate surfers, but more advance surfers will want to ride them shorter to maximize performance in the pocket and on rail.

We can see the Greedy Beaver becoming a must have model in your quiver!!

Firewire Greedy Beaver Size Chart

  • 5’6 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/4 29.9L
  • 5’8 x 20 x 2 5/16 32.1L
  • 5’10 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/8 34.3L
  • 6’0 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/2 37.5L
  • 6,2 x 20 3/4 x 2 5/8 40.9L
  • 6’4 x 21 x 2 11/16 43.6L
  • 6’6 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 46.4L
  • 6’8 x 21 1/2 x 2 13/16 49.1L
  • 6’10 x 21 3/4 x 2 7/8 52.1L

As the name suggest the Firewire Greedy Beaver is a wave catching machine!

If you would like to know more or reserve a Greedy Beaver for yourself call us at the shop on 01736 757025 or email info@downthelinesurf.co.uk






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