Makai Single Fin The Lango 9 Smoke Grey
This is good… longboard action
The well-balanced Lango single fin has smooth turns and trim in mind and was developed and tested Hawaiian-style. Built with a 6.75” base and streamlined rake for agility, drive and hold in tight spots. Great place to start for an everyday fin, this is good longboard action and stoke on any surf day.
Designed by and named in honor of stylish Hawaiian surfer/shaper and Ala Moana regular, Langsdorf “Da Governor” Kane. Kane loved Town’s surf breaks but had a penchant for the performance-oriented surf at Haleiwa on the North Shore. You could say the Lango fin was built with surfing everything from small peelers to high performance waves in mind.
The Lango concept is simple: overall balance with directional hold through hard turns and trim. This fin was also specially designed to hold through the torque of Kane’s trademark layback backhand carves going right. Dragging his trailing arm in the wave through the layback he would roundhouse right around and finish with a whipping cutback going left. All this while wearing Speedos (don’t laugh). Everyone cool wore Speedos back in the day. In fact during the 1970s they were the surf wear of choice for core surfers including the great Gerry Lopez.
Fin flex has been left on the stiffer side with a dash of bend to it through the upper half. The Lango template curve draws from dolphin fin style shapes with a swept back tip for hold. Sized for surfboards in the 8’6” to 9’2” length but of course experimentation with different sizes is always recommended.
Varying rider weights heavier and lighter will dictate how much hold for different board lengths the fin will allow. Give it a go with bigger boards and add side stabilizer fins for extra grip if desired. What rips for someone else might not for you, and vice versa. Speaking of ripping, this fin is not just intended for rippers and appeals to the entire spectrum of surfing abilities.
Langsdorf Kane was one of Hawaii’s beloved sons that passed way too soon. One of the past famous China Uemura Longboard Surfing Classics was dedicated in honor of Kane’s memory. His story lives on today in local Hawaii surf lore.
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About Makai Fins
From seed to sea…
What started as a spontaneous thought sprouted into a line of surfboard fins that represent our passion for surfing.
With a background spread between Hawaii, Bali and California, surfing and the beach have been a big part of our family for three generations and the inspiration behind Makai Fins.
As a family-owned business, it seemed very fitting and logical to connect our loves in life into a name that combined everything into one.
And that is how Makai was born.
The word Makai comes from a mix of our two children’s names, Makena and Lanikai, both named after beautiful beaches in Hawaii.
In Hawaiian Makai means “towards the sea” and that is exactly where we want you to be!
We hope our collection of handcrafted quality fins stoke you out to go surf!