is a major upgrade for riders windsurfing in weed filled and shallow water. Building upon our experience with our anti-weed ranges we developed a freeride fin which enables recreational riders to sail in shallow and weed filled waters with more confidence and increased speed. The result is a anti-weed freeride fin which slices through the thickest of weed and kelp and keeps you sailing when the water is shallow. The foil design helps to get you planing earlier and charges upwind. With increased control and confidence which this fin delivers be ready to windsurf faster than ever before. This fin has been optimized for comfort and speed on the straights and around the jibes. The foil and outline shares some of the same DNA as our racing line.The Hydro Freeride anti-weed fin sits seamlessly into the collection between the racing and freewave ranges.
The powerful base and foil section enables riders to get planing earlier even with less than perfect technique. We also wanted to make sure that we added a little extra upwind performance compared to other weed fins available.
We developed an extremely fast foil for the Hydro, but that is only one aspect of top end speed. To be able to reach your maximum velocity you need to be in complete control and free of weeds. We are lucky to live and test in Maui which has some of the most challengingly choppy conditions for freeride and slalom sailing however with the absence of weeds we worked closely with riders in weed filled and shallow waters to complete our rigorous testing. The end result is the easiest to sail weed fin available today.
EQCM Sizing Makes Fin Choice Easier!
Windsurfing should be easy! The Equivalent Centimeter Sizing (EQCM) enables you to switch between regular and weed fins with ease. No need to adjust, if you use a 40cm fin normally in non-weed locations just pick the 40 EQCM size of the Hydro.
Enhanced & Smooth Jibes
Jibing is one of the most fun aspects of windsurfing but also one of the most challenging. We increased the curve in the tip area to enhance control. The powerful foil keeps you planing and if you do loose speed a few pumps against the fin and off you go!
Freeride Fin Construction
Durability is extremely important to us, this is especially true for fins which are going to be used in shallow water. When making weed and shallow water designs we consider a number of variables and increase the thickness of the tip areas to avoid damage on impact. The solid G10 base also ensures that the fin remains solid even with significant collisions. There is no point having a well designed fin only for it to break quickly. Similarly there is no point designing a great fin and then making out of cheaper materials to save money. Some manufacturers even change their foil design so that it can be accommodated by thinner (and yes cheaper) sheets of G10, that does not make sense to Black Project. By utilizing our Black Ed. G10 (in whatever the thickness we need to optimize performance) in the production of this freeride / freerace fin you get both performance and quality. Durability does not only come construction, we develop fins which are durable and safe by design and then build them out of the finest quality materials.
The Hydro & The Black Project Weed & Freeride Collection
The Hydro fits seamlessly into the freeride, freerace and slalom collection of fins. The Hydro and its non-weed alternate the Dragon are interchangeable. So a 40cm Dragon should feel and ride like a Hydro 40. The Hydro sits naturally between the FreeWeed and the WeedSpeed slalom fin range. Across the Black Project fin range there is a clear progression and familiarity in feel so that you as a rider have to spend less time adjusting between different set ups and more time windsurfing.