Company Profile: Future Fins

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Removable surfboard fins were a revolution when they arrived in the 90s. Suddenly we could travel without snapped skegs and we could transform surfboard performance with a click and a screw. Fin systems quickly became the norm and only a few outliers like Taj Burrows stuck to glassed-in fins.

Future Fins was founded in 1996 with the goal of providing the best fin system available. Two camps developed – either you were FCS or Futures. Much like Nikon vs Canon, or Kelly vs Andy – once you made a choice it was likely you’d stay. Surfers made new board selections based purely on fin system compatibility.

The FCS people started hearing stories about the ease of Futures – simply click them in, no screws needed. Sounded like fantasy – but it was real. Read the complete history of FCS below.

History of Future Fins

When was Future Fins founded?

Future Fins was founded in 1996.

Where was it founded?

Future Fins was founded in California.

Who were the founders?

Vince Longo was the founder of Future Fins.

Why was it founded?

The catalyst that started Future Fins was fin systems were becoming the norm for  shortboards, and Vince Longo was not satisfied with what was currently available to the market.

Any other important people who contributed to success?

Tony Longo, brother of Vince Longo. He co-founded Future Fins.

Company mission, vision and values

What does the company believe in?

The company believes in constantly evolving their designs, creating feelings and new experiences. This is what fuels their devotion to progression.

The Company Today

Who is the CEO?

Vince Longo is the owner and CEO of Future Fins.

How many staff do they have?

The estimated number of employees of Future Fins is 27.

How much revenue do they earn?

Future Fins earns a revenue of $5 Million.

Where are they located? 

The company headquarters is located in 5452 Mcfadden Ave, Huntington Beach, California, 92649, United States.

Do they have a foundation / non-for-profit arm?

Future Fins has no foundation or non-for-profit arm.

Which products do they specialize in?

Future Fins specialize in surfboard fins and traction pads.

The Ambassadors

Who is sponsored by the company?

John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Craig Anderson, Jack Freestone, Connner Coffin, Ethan Ewing, Michel Bourez, Dave Rastovich, Miguel Pupo, Rob Machado, Brett Simpson, Sebastian Zietz, Reef McIntosh, Parker Coffin, Danny Fuller, Shane Dorian, Grant Baker, Greg Long, Mikala Jones

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Do they produce any eco-friendly products or have a sustainability focus?

Futures Fins introduces environmentally friendly stand-up paddleboard fin.

Showcase products

For more information

Visit Future Fins website.