Frequently Asked Questions

DaFiN - NSLA - Zak Noyle


What is the difference between DaFiN Pro and DaFiN Kicks fins?

DaFiN Pro is the most powerful yet comfortable fin in the water today. DaFiN delivers high-performance in the heaviest surf conditions for lifeguards and bodysurfers while being agile enough to give any user a level of safety, power and comfort in the water.

DaFiN Kicks fins are a versatile, user-friendly fin designed for fun in the ocean whether bodyboarding, swimming, snorkeling, or just playing in the surf. Kicks fins were designed by legendary Hawaii bodyboarder Aka Lyman by modifying the DaFiN design to a rounded blade with sloping side rails. Kicks are perfect for the drop-knee style of bodyboarding.

What size will fit me best?

Please see our size chart to find the best fit. Please note the sizes imprinted on our fins are in US Men’s sizing.

What’s the best way to care for my fins?

Please see our Product Care guidelines for keeping your fins fresh.

Do you offer a warranty?

Yes. We guarantee our product and will replace any defective fins within the terms of our warranty

What is your return or exchange policy?

We accept returns within 30 days of purchase from See our Return Policy.

Where are your products made?

DaFiN Pro and DaFiN Kicks are made in Malaysia. Our manufacturer specializes in the production of swim fins using high-quality natural rubber in a safe and clean environment.

What are your fins made of?

Our fins are made of high-grade all-natural rubber in Malaysia. Malaysia produces 70% of the worlds supply of natural rubber and our manufacturer has direct access to the highest-grade natural rubber available.

Where do you ship from?

Our fins ship from Santa Ana, California 92704. See our Shipping Policy

How quickly will my order ship?

Most orders ship within one business day. See our Shipping Policy

Do you ship internationally?

We ship worldwide via USPS Priority Mail International. Shipping costs are displayed before checkout. For more details please see our Shipping Policy. 

Where can I find a retailer near me?

Use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

Is there a difference in the stiffness of the fins depending on the color?

The durometer (hardness) specification for DaFiN Pro and Kicks is the same across colors with the exception of the Mark Cunningham signature MC Amber colorway. Because the MC Amber fins contain no color additives, the foot pocket and strap are 10% “softer” than our other colorways. 

How do I access my USLA Member Discount?

To receive the USLA discount you must be a USLA member in good standing. Orders for USLA members must be placed through the USLA website: Log in using your USLA username and password. Under Membership and Benefits, click on Member Discounts and DaFiN.

Do you offer any discounts for lifeguards and first responders who aren’t USLA members?

Yes, we offer a professional courtesy discount to all lifeguards and other emergency services professionals. However, our greatest discount is extended to USLA members.

To arrange a lifeguard discount, use our *Contact Form* or send an email to with your name, name and address of your agency or organization, and number of years of service. We will send you a coupon you may use at to receive a discount.

Why can’t I purchase the Red/Yellow DaFiN?

Our Red/Yellow ‘Lifeguard’ DaFiN is reserved exclusively for members of the United States Lifesaving Association, lifeguard agencies and lifeguards, junior lifeguards, and other professional water safety and fire/rescue personnel. These colors are not available to the general public through surf shops or through our online store.

How do I become a DaFiN retailer or international distributor?

Please choose "Retailer or Distributor Inquiry" as the subject in the form below and fill out all the required* information: