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Hynson Red Fin

Some facts about the Red Fin Surfboard by Mike Hynson. Here is a quick recap of the board and then we asked Mike a handful of questions about the Red Fin.

Quick interview with Mike Hynson about the Red FIn.

Where did you surf the Red Fin at? 

California. Mostly for point breaks, Malibu, Rincon, The Ranch, Windansea 

What year did you make the first Red Fin? 


What famous surfers rode the Red Fin besides you? 

Skip FryeBilly Hamilton,  Barry Kanaiaupuni

How did  you come up with the Red Fin? 

I cut the back out of the old fin. Phil Edwards said. I was the first to cut the back out of a Fin. Anytime we all went surfing together, we would all ride the Red Fin. There would be a 3 or 4 waves set and guess who caught all the waves?

Here are complete specs on the Red Fin: 

Description: Designed by Mike Hynson. The Redfin is made for speed, powerful drawn out turns and is a time tested classic that has been ridden by some of the best surfers in the 60s and still attracting people for all these years. A must have for any board collector or all around surfer that wants to feel some real magic.

Features: Glassed on 9″ “Red Fin” designed by Mike Hynson and hand made at Fins Unlimited in Encinitas, CA.  Triple stringer blank complete with gloss and polish finish and retro fiberglass leash loop. 

Sizes Available: 9′ – 10′

We can do custom Red fins that take 4-6 weeks to build or sometimes we have a few in stock ready to buy. We have a complete line up of boards at our showroom – 462 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, 92058. We go by appointment only so please call or text 760 845 1983.

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  1. If I may ask, what is the glassing schedule on the 9’4 you have in stock? Thanks!

    Mike in Santa Cruz

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