Submitted by Doug Brill on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 13:51
I have a board that was designed by Intersurf, a surf shop and shaper in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
I lost a fin and would love to replace it.
I have no idea what to look for. This fin system is obviously outdated but I wonder if these fins would still be available somewhere.
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated!
Dont recognise it. Looks like it's got a lug at either end, which is odd. 'Spose you've checked the other fin(s) for imprints or inscriptions?
Yeah, They are just clear.
If no-one here has an answer, check with VSC.
Great Idea! I'll try that! Thanks!
That Israeli Board brand is still going and has a facebook page..
Don't recognise it either, I suspect you could be hard pressed to find a replacement now. Have you only lost one? If yes, and you're determined to get it back in the water, maybe get someone to shape you up a new one using the remaining as a template? That's what I'd do anyway. Nice board, Israel, so that would've been shaped for the Med?
3D print a new one ?
jeez the Israeli surf scene is huge....and make some nice boards,
If that fin system is really obsolete, a local shaper / ding fixer could replace the middle box for a current box or plug system and you keep the vintage fins on the sides.
Look a bit like "ofishl " fins , Maybe wrong spelling possibly? we're ok fins, you could take them out without a key by hitting the back of the fin, almost a spring loaded plastic clip holdi ng fin in , place , from USA .
Yeah, the first place I turned to was the Intersurf shop in Tel-Aviv. They were really nice and surprised a board from the 80s was still in such good shape. But they did not have any of the fins or know that brand. Strange. I assume the people that work there now did not work there in the 80s :)
Yes, definitely shaped for the Med. But a great board for So Cal too.
I'm trying to find an original first, if that doesn't work then I'll probably have to change the box.
Thanks campbell !! I'll check that out. I looked at thier website and the fins don't look the same but it is the best lead I have so far. Much appreciated!
MidWestMonger, Yeah, I'm trying my best to find origianl fins, but as a last resort, I would change the box. I'd probably do all 3 so they are uniform and i f I lose another one, I can replace it easily.
These guys could definitely do you a new set if you provided an original fin but..........it would take a while and cost you a bomb as they are really busy and would have to do a new CAD file. Much cheaper to change the boxes and look for an existing fin set.https://www.soarfin.com
Trotter is months behind schedule with fins.
Great manufacturer, but he's been smashed by orders.
he's not Robinson Crusoe there.
Thanks blowfly ! I think I found one in a vintage surf shop in San Diego and I also found a guy that would make them custom.
Happy to share if anyone else needs them.
Did you get one Dougie..secondhand or a custom ?