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Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

Bernd Roediger surfing & paddling across the Ka’iwi Channel on route to Oahu during the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.

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SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

SUP racing World Champion Fiona Wylde pushing hard to make it over the next set wave during the APP Maui surf racing.

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SONIC Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin

SUP race fin for maximum speed & maneuverability for elite racers

SUP Race Fin – The SONIC SUP race fin is designed for blistering speed, enhanced flow and ultimate control especially in ocean and river conditions. The Sonic is highly recommended for beach/surf races and downwind SUP racing. The Sonic is best suited for advanced to professional stand up paddlers with a high cadence and has quickly become the fin of choice for many elite and professional SUP racers. Built in our ultralight Pro Carbon construction our fins are the lightest SUP race fins available.

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The Sonic SUP race fin is designed to help you maneuver to connect bumps while downwinding, sprint faster on flat water and surf into the finish with speed and style. At only 18cm (7 in.) long and 214 cm² (33 in²) in area, the Sonic is the smallest and loosest feeling sup race fin we make, it frees up the tail of raceboards and encourages a dynamic, flowing and fast racing style. The combination of a race proven foil and progressive rake enable experienced paddlers take advantage of even the smallest of bumps which the ocean or river provides. This fast and loose feeling is ideal for elite riders with a high cadence who are in tune with ocean chop and currents. The Sonic has a 45° initial angle on the leading edge with progressively more curve, hence it is great at shedding weeds and trash, given it is short length then those paddling in shallow waters will also like this fin option.

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“The SONIC opens up a whole new range of tuning opportunities. It is FAST, extremely maneuverable in downwind & surf and has the quickest acceleration off the line.”

Fiona Wylde, 2016 Racing World Champion

Experienced paddlers are those most likely to benefit from the Sonic’s performance characteristics. Riders who like a free and fast feeling and are confident on their boards will experience significant benefits. If you like grinding out long distances with a low cadence then the TIGER or MALIKO will be more suitable. If you have a higher cadence and want to enhance your agility then the Sonic is for you. If you like to surf your raceboard then the Sonic is certainly the choice. If you are an experienced downwinder then the Sonic will help you improve further.

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“The SONIC is the superior all water fin for anyone racing in Hawaii, California & Hood River (or anywhere in open ocean).”

Bernd Roediger, 2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge Champion

The secret to downwinding success is to understand the ocean and use the flow of water currents to your advantage. During the 2017 downwinding season Bernd Roediger took this to a new level. Utilizing his surfing background he rode his Naish Maliko and Sonic fin combo to wins in the Maui2Molokai, Molokai2Oahu, Maui Poi Bowl, Gorge Paddle Challenge & Gorge Downwind Championships in an unprecedented run of results at the elite level. The added maneuverability and flow which the Sonic offers allows paddlers to surf more and paddle less.

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The proprietary Sonic SUP race fin foil generates large amounts of lift with very low drag, the result is that you get maximum speed with minimum effort. The outline helps to increase flow and keep you in tune with the ocean so that all energy is utilized and every paddle stroke is translated into forward motion.
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Our Pro Carbon construction uses RTM molding technology to produce the lightest fin possible at only 150 grams (5.29 ounces) while maintaining excellent stiffness and strength. Our Pro Carbon technology is so light that our fins float freely in water.

Collectively the features of the Sonic SUP race fin ensure that you are going to paddle faster than ever before.

SONIC - Performance Chart

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SONIC - Fin Base Options

SUP RACE FIN – Fin Box Options

Black Project Fins are your premium choice and hence we want your fin to fit perfectly so that you get ultimate performance hence we are the only brand to provide our SUP fins with two different bases so that you get the perfect fit for your board.

US STANDARD base
Fits STARBOARD, JP-AUSTRALIA, FANATIC, BIC SPORT, MISTRAL and more. This is the same as found on many windsurfing boards and is wider and deeper with the pin set further from the deck of the board. The base is 9.2mm thick.

US SURF base / Longboard base
This is the same as fitted as standard in many surf longboards. It is a narrower and shallower base as used by NAISH, SIC, 404, BOARDWORKS etc. Narrower and shallower than the US base with the pin set closer to the deck of the board. The base is 9.0mm thick.

IMPORTANT: if you are unsure which base you need for your board please contact us for assistance.

SONIC - Ultralight Construction
Our Pro Carbon SUP race fins are produced using Resign Transfer Molding. RTM is primarily used to mold components with large surface areas, complex shapes and smooth finishes hence it is ideal for making premium quality fins. This production process delivers the best possible strength to weight ratio. We use steel molds as they produce higher quality results than other cheaper materials. Our quality control (QC) process is the most rigorous in the fin world and any which do not meet or exceed our quality benchmarks are destroyed. Once the factory QC is complete all Pro Carbon fins come to Hawaii for final inspection by Chris and/or Tom, only fins which have been signed off as perfect ever get to enjoy the water. Our high tech production process and unrivaled quality control procedures ensures that you get the exact fin which Tom designed and the team tested. Team riders use the exact same fins which you can buy from the store.
SONIC - Fin Features
  • Maximum speed & flow for elite racers in downwind, surf & ocean races
  • Proprietary foiling promotes exceptional grip at higher speeds while promoting maneuverability at low speed
  • 45 degree leading edge with progressive tip
  • Advanced SUP laminar flow foil technology
  • Area = 214 cm² / 33 in²
  • Length = 18cm / 7 in
  • Pro Carbon RTM construction for ultimate lightweight only 150 grams (5 ounces) +/- 5%
  • Two different fin bases to fit all SUP race boards on the market
  • Comes complete with protective foam cover, high quality brass fin plate and screw
  • Fin of choice for: Bernd Roediger, Leonard Nika, Zane Schweitzer, Fiona Wylde, Lara Claydon, Chris Freeman and more…

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