1. What is the difference between DaFiN and Kicks fins?

We manufacture two brands of swim fins:

DaFiN – DaFiN 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 in the ocean.

Kicks – 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 that is perfect for the dropknee style of bodyboarding.

2. What size will fit me best?

Click HERE to see the DaFiN Size Chart to compare our sizes with actual foot measurements including a cross reference to Women’s sizes.  The size chart applies to both DaFiN and Kicks.  For international sizes  go to our Shop page to view International Size Converter

3. Where is DaFiN and Kicks manufactured?

Both DaFiN and Kicks are manufactured in Malaysia. The factory specializes in the production of swim fins for many different brands and is the largest manufacturer of swim fins in the country.

4. What is DaFiN and Kicks made of?

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

5. Where do you ship from, Hawaii?

We are based in Hawaii but orders are filled and shipped from our order fulfillment warehouse in Santa Ana CA.

6. What are the shipping costs?

Click HERE for list of shipping methods and cost.

7. Do you accept orders over the phone?

No, all orders must be placed online both retail and wholesale.

8. I live outside the USA. Can I buy DaFiN online?

Yes, we ship worldwide. Order online and select USPS Priority Mail International as your shipping method. Shipping cost will be displayed before checkout.

9. Is there a Warranty?

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

Click HERE for details regarding our Warranty.

10. Returns: Refund, Exchange?

Click HERE for details about returning fins for a refund or exchange for a different size or color.

11. Where can I find a dealer?

Click HERE to find a shop near you.

12. Is there a difference in the stiffness of DaFiN depending on the color?

The durometer (hardness) specification for DaFiN is the same for all colors. The manufacturing process is closely monitored with a tolerance of +/- 5% in the hardness specification, which is not generally noticeable to the user. The solid Black fins tend to feel slightly stiffer while lighter colors tend to feel less stiff. However, it is the design of DaFiN and not the stiffness of the blade that gives DaFiN its power.

13. Do you accept backorders for sizes/colors not in stock?

No, we do not accept backorders. If we do not have your size/color selection in stock just send an email to sales@dafin.com and we will notify you in the future when your selection is available to order.

14. USLA Member Discount?

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

15. I am a lifeguard but not a USLA member. Can I get a discount?

Yes, we offer a professional courtesy discount to all lifeguards and other emergency services professionals, however, the discount is not as great as for USLA members. To arrange a lifeguard discount, send an email to sales@dafin.com with your name, name and address of your agency or organization, and number of years of service. We will send you a digital coupon you may use online to receive a discount.

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

Red/Yellow 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.

17. Can I purchase a single fin?

All our fins come packaged as pairs. However, the warehouse does have some single fins they have accumulated from various exchanges and returns, etc. They may or may not have your size or color preference. The fins may or may not have been worn. We sell the single fins for $20.00. If you are interested in purchasing a single fin let us know at sales@dafin.com

18. Swim fin care and maintenance?

The factory uses a special silicone solution for cleaning the fins prior to packaging. If the fins feel too slippery right out of the box, before using rinse them under a faucet with cold water while wiping off the excess silicone solution with your hands. Let the fins air dry. This will reduce the amount of silicone solution on the fins. Do not use a towel or sponge to either wipe of dry the fins.

Our fins will last for several years if properly maintained.
· Always rinse your fins thoroughly in fresh water after each use and allow to air dry in a shaded area.
· Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
· Do not leave fins exposed in the sun for extended periods of time, for example, in the back of an open truck or in your car exposed to the sun through the window.
· Do not use ArmorAll or any other chemical cleaner on your fins, in particular any petroleum based product.
· You may clean your fins from time to time to restore the color using a petroleum free silicone spray and a soft rag.