My name is Christian and in 2013 I started Pushfins with a personal design challenge: Design and manufacture a lighter, more responsive surfboard fin with a minimal dependence on raw materials by using the unique performance charactoristic of skateboard waste and scrap fiberglass cloth from the surfboard glassing industry.
The fins have come a long way since those early days of hand foiling fins from my own skate decks in a garage. Today our fins are manufactured here in the Pacific Northwest using a composite manufacturing process borrowed from the Aerospace industry. The process has evolved a lot but the materials have stayed the same. Our SkateCore Construction still uses 100% skateboard waste Maple and a blend of raw and waste 6oz fiberglass cloth sourced from surfboard laminators as well as Epoxy instead of Polyester resins. If you are interested in learning more check out our Materials and Construction page.
The goal with Pushfins is to challenge the belief that performance and sustainability are mutually exclusive and to put our time and money where our mouth is. As we grow and expand our products I am committed to staying transparent about the challenges we face and the decisions we make as well as to keep both the planet and health of our community in mind when doing so.
I’m here as a resource if you have any questions about Pushfins, from which fins would work best for you to questions about my business practices. If you ever have any questions that you can’t find answers to on the website, as a customer or as a human, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder/ Creative director/ Shop sweep
SHRED MORE. WASTE LESS.