Designing, testing and refining surf concepts is what Ellis Ericson does best.
Elevated by recent time with George Greenough, Ellis has been adjusting fin templates and foils to find the ideal setup for his boards. After a run of great swell on the North Coast, the Ellis Twin was the result.
A wide base with acute curve in the trailing edge helps in a number of ways. The base area provides more of a sweet spot in the tail to allow for feet adjustment. A 70/30 foil gives control through transition of turns, allowing the water to grip both sides of the fin. This maximises stall time before cavitation and eases back into drive after tail slides.
Inspired by the tail fins of Swordfish and Marlin – the harder you push, the better these fins go.