Custom Design Fins are seriously becoming the hottest item of 2017.
Penetrator Fins owner Larry, has been at the forefront of implementing ways to improve on the features, prints and look of fins in today's markets.
Over the years we have been lucky enough to manufacture custom fins for you guys, our wonderful customers. We get some pretty awesome designs and ideas come through from you all, and often are are asked to design and create something unique based on a theme or logo. (#notsotrustysidekick fave at the mo is the banana leaf)
All our prints and custom prints are done using our IML ( In Mould Labeling) Technology, which means it wont peel or scratch off. Prints can be placed front and back using this advanced technology we have developed, creating a more personal look for each client.
Penetrators' IML technology has come at great cost and research, constantly trying to improve the appearance and vibrancy of prints, reviewing inks, materials, application processes, ensuring that the resin and heating cycle used for the blade making process itself doesn't interfere with the end result, giving us the products you see today.
Our in house digital printing capability means we have full control over image design and quality. It also allows us to be able to provide fast turn around on custom fins with most taking no more than a week from initial concept to completed fins. We can work closely with you to push the boundaries and deliver result based products.
I want to say a special Kia Ora and Mahalo to all of you who are loving our Tangaroa and Hawaiian Fins, they are going off on our Instagram!
While all of them look awesome and we love to see the end results, here are a few that we will make special mention to. To see more of our custom jobs make sure to like our Facebook and Instagram.
To create a truly unique pair of fins we just need you to sketch out a concept or even better supply completed artwork or images. High resolution photos work best but we can talk you through the process step by step so why not get in touch via our Contact Us page and we can look at options for you.
Ok so this little bugger has taken all day to upload.........
We will be doing more how to videos in the next coming months and I am sure my camera skills will improve (lol I will probably still get told off by our fearless leader Larry), so please if you would like us to cover anything email me at email@example.com.
Larry recently has had the luck of being able to go up north and enjoy what the ocean has to offer at 1770 and Central Coast of QLD.
Larry, Dave (local legend) and Levi (one half of the #noobspearo team) made the 7 hr drive from the Gold Coast to 1770, the guys made it safe to their accommodation for the night before leaving before first light to fight for the ice bags at the local servo, before heading out to the wild blue yonder.
They were lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay out overnight on the Great Barrier Reef on the Penetrator Fins Boat ( and went out again only 3 weeks later on Daves' as it was epic the first time). The lagoon they anchored up in provides great shelter for boats of all sizes and often you will see quite a few for the overnight pit stop. With three burly blokes snuggled up for the night(oh so cozy!), there was talk as to what the next day would hold, where they would go and what they would catch and of course... who would get the biggest fish! (while telling #notsotrustysidekick about the adventures, our fearless leader Larry kept referring to Dave's back in the 80's stories ....... hm okay..... the 80's were a good year for me to Dave!!)
Diving quality was good with visibility to 20 meters. Species available were mainly Coral Trout and Spanish Mackerel with the odd Green Job fish and Cobia around too.
Sighting a 4 plus meter Tiger Shark was a great finale to the weekend but bitter sweet as Larry dropped the 20kg Cobia he shot from under it.
By the end of a few days all were happy to get home with their catch, savoring it until next time they can get up there.
Then came news that the weather was awesome at Cairns and surrounds, Larry was extended an invite and hospitality by Rick of #aimritehawaiiusa to come up and see what the QLD Far North Coast has in the way of diving and fishing. Larry promptly booked flights and made his way up.
But as usual the weather can take a turn at the most inconvenient time. With flights booked Larry decided that the trip was still worth the go ahead to see what species he and Rick could find.
Needless to say the QLD Far North Coast didn't disappoint!! On this trip Larry was lucky enough to meet some local friends of Rick's and they soon all became friends extending the same hospitality and general awesomeness to Larry, together they showed him some of the best spots for diving and opportunities to see fish we don't get here on the Gold Coast.
There was lots of Barramundi seen and Larry was keen to get one but due to it being out of season they were a no go fish unless he wanted to cop a fine (and a lecture from the #notsotrustysidekick if he got one!)
While the visibility was between 8 and 1.5 meters and the diving was a bit deeper than Larry was used to, he stayed within his comfort zone and was still able to pull off bagging some nice Fingermark.
Lastly I want to thank everyone who has given Larry great opportunities to catch some excellent eating fish lately, so thank you Dave and Levi.
And to Rick, his family and the new friends up north for your hospitality given and opportunity for a feed of Fingermark and Crays (it is pretty tasty!)
And to all the divers out there, while a great pair of Penetrator Fins will always help you to get the most out of each dive, you always need to dive within your limits, know what species are on and off season and what bag limits may apply to them.
Happy diving and fishing,
From the #notsotrustysidekick
The Penetrator Carbon fins featured in some photos can be bought using this link:
Wow what a few (7 to be exact) years it has been!! Throughout that time we have continually tried to improve the end product that we know and love today! Needless to say but heck we have dramatically improved, so worth all those hours blood, sweat and tears to get the awesomeness we have today!
And we wouldn't have been able to do it without all our fans, supporters and brand ambassadors over the years. So thank you all!!
This year we will be have "flashbacks" to the days of old as well as showcasing photos from customers showing the lifestyle that we are all so fortunate to be able to live, due to our passion for free-diving, spearfishing and good fish.
My humble #notsotrustysidekick will be out and about and re-posting photos and writing about the underwater lifestyles of our customers as well as introducing you to our brand ambassadors.
So make sure to tag us @penetratorfins as well as #penetratorfins as she will be following up and featuring photos on our blog, instagram and facebook accounts.
If you have any suggestions throughout the year of things you would like to see or for us to write about please let us know!!
Hears to a wonderful 2017!!
Larry and the #notsotrustysidekick