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Old 29th January 2008, 12:21 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
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Floyd is correct, but in very simple terms, fin size is determined by many, many variables.

Board width
Sail size
Wind speed
Board speed
Body weight
Water state (chop)
Skill level
Function (free sailing, waves, slalom, formula, freestyle, speed, etc.)

Best to talk to experienced windsurfers in your area or a shop. You can probably find used fins pretty cheap if you look around. For beginners, fin quality (expense) isn't a big deal. Getting the right size and design is important, but spending a lot of money is not needed at this time.

As your skills and experience improve, upgrading your fins will become more important.
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