for my boys who are 10, 13,and 15 who are learning to windsurf, and as a loaner
for beginner friends.
I use from our line:
Kids and beginners: The low aspect Curtis Drake 33, it takes a beatiing, planes
easy, makes it more stable to uphaul, water start and learn to jibe Yes,
beginners can tell the difference with the right fin.
For Fin testing: These fins work well: CR-7 38cm and up, all CR-10, 12, 15,
15b, and slalom SR-6b 42 and 44, Weed Fins 40, 44.
Also we are testing CR-15 58 62, 66 and 70 for deep water only.
We make an FR-2 40 and 46 for those who insist on a similar outline to the
stock fin. The above fins usually work better, just go a little shorter to
Remember the following: It applies to all boards
1. a big fin to plane earlier
2. smaller to cruise or turn better
3. three fins: one to plane , one to cruise, one for when it is windiest
I hope this helps clarify things a bit, at least for Curtis Fins.
Gorge Sport USA
Curtis Performance Fins, Orca Fins
Hood River, OR USA
ph/541 387 2649 fax/541 386 1715