DaFiN was developed by Andy Cochran, an Aussie who has made Hawaii his home for the past 30 years. Cochran had been a lifeguard at Australia 's famous Bondi Beach and was one of Oz's early surfing pioneers.
A patented design
With input from world renowned pros in Hawaii such as Mark Cunningham and Brian Keaulana, Cochran developed his idea for a high performance swim fin about 10 years ago and was granted a U.S. Patent for his unique design.
Standard issue for rescue professionals
DaFiN soon became standard issue equipment for the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, and in 2006 it was endorsed by the United States Lifesaving Association, the premier professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers in the United States. DaFiN is now used by more than 60 municipal lifeguard and fire/rescue agencies in the US and by the Junior Lifeguard programs of the USLA.
Tried and tested
These swim fins have earned their reputation with strong endorsements from the world's best watermen and has become the #1 choice of lifeguards, bodysurfers, and top watermen around the world.
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Thinking about getting a pair of DaFiNs or Kicks and not sure about your size? Check out the guide below to find your perfect fit. If you're on the upper limit of a size and have wide feet, then it is recommended to go up one size. The length of the foot pocket is of less importance than the width and it is completely fine to have a little toe room.
Check out the DaFin Swim Fins guide below:
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