Dick Van Straalen is one of the most innovative and creative shapers in Australia, and an absolute legend and icon to boot.
Alkali Fins has a long-standing relationship with DVS, making him fins since the early days under the Fluid Foils label with Phil Way at the helm.
This single fin template has been Dick’s go-to single shape for all those years and it’s as close to a perfect all-rounder as you might find.
Sleek and raked profile with a thin tip, and just enough base to flow and drive through turns without too much drag.
If you ever get a chance to order a board from Dick, don’t miss the opportunity to drop by his factory and meet with the legend himself. A humble, positive, witty, eccentric legend of the Australian surfing culture.