It’s a big bastard. Ten and a quarter inches tall and seven inches across. A fin that allows for a lot of upright rotation. Designed by Christian Wach from Canvas Surfboards, this True Ames fin is sorta like a late seventies mullet – all business up front and a party in the back. I put it on my 9’6″ Becker UFO, a board that I really haven’t been riding, but has been the basis for most, if not all, of our Finterviews. So I stuck it on the stern and paddled out to find a few peelers.
It was easy. Up and around. Worked real well. It’s hard to tell you how different it is, how it helps, or whether it would work better than what’s currently at the back of your board. All I can say is that I like it. Better than that big Greenough I’ve gone with for awhile. Which is saying something. So if you’re up for it, for something a bit bigger, something that comes with character, check out Christian Wach’s Canvas Fin.
– Justin Coffey
Justin Coffey is known to enjoy small waves, strong drinks, motorcycles and misbehaving. He’s also the guy that runs Peanut Butter Coast.