Brian Keaulana is a renowned waterman. He is an ocean safety specialist, professional surfer, big-wave rider and tandem surfing world champion. His signature limu (Hawaiian for seaweed) design represents the connection we all have to our oceans.
The Fin Preferred by the World’s Best Watermen
DaFiN was developed in Hawaii by Andy Cochran, one of Australia’s early surfing pioneers, with input from world renowned watermen Mark Cunningham,Zak Noyle and Brian Keaulana. The revolutionary design of DaFiN delivers the two most important features you want in your fins: comfort and power. DaFiN floats in the ocean and looks good both in and out of the water with an assortment of color combinations to choose from. There is no right or left foot difference so DaFiN can be worn on either foot.
DaFiN is used by lifeguards and water safety professionals in the United States and around the world. DaFiN is standard issue equipment for the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. In 2006 DaFiN was endorsed as the ‘Official Swim Fin’ of the United States Lifesaving Association, the premier professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers in the United States. DaFiN has earned its reputation with strong endorsements by the world’s best watermen and was featured prominently in the critically acclaimed bodysurfing film ‘Come Hell or High Water’. DaFiN is the #1 choice of lifeguards, bodysurfers, and watermen around the world. Make DaFiN your choice, too!
Shoe Size Conversion
DaFiN/Kicks sizes are based on US Men’s Shoe Sizes. The size chart shows conversion to Women’s, EU and UK sizing. Length is the most important measurement: heel to longest toe.
We do not make ‘narrow’ or ‘wide’ versions of DaFiN. The foot pocket is soft, comfortable, and stretches to accommodate width.
Increase your size selection if you plan to wear a bootie, however, our foot pockets are so comfortable a bootie is not needed for comfort.