Whilst in California a while ago my friend Mark and I had the privilege of getting a tour of the Bahne fin factory in Encinitas by founder Bill Bahne.

I love fins as much as I do surfboards and its interesting to see that their creation is as much art as it is science, the same as surfboards.

It was nice to see Bahne putting their original hand laminated fiberglass skate decks back into limited run production.

Templates from shapers from all over the world

This is how you get your foil on.

Trapped in glass.


  1. Nice...
    MM Big fan of the old star fins.. especially 747's

  2. beautiful fins, is that a repro waveset halfway through the pictures?

  3. Ya good to billy b still doing his thing ....cheers from down under your old pal Hog Fish