At Olaian, we make bodyboards for every person and every level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
Here’s our guide:
- Beginner: Boarding in foam and waves
The perfect balance between comfort and propulsion for the beginner bodyboarder.
Softer materials make these fins more comfortable.
Propulsion is provided by the stiffness and the surface of the blade: stiffer material and side grooves.
Symmetry provides good balance when kicking, with less stress on the knees.
NB: Asymmetrical fins give stronger propulsion but are harder on the knees.
Wear with neoprene socks for additional comfort.
Choosing the right fin size. Always try on fins before buying.
Your foot should be held in place but not compressed. The back strap should be in contact with your heel and your toes should not be bent.
Go up half a size if you intend to wear neoprene socks with your fins, and don't hesitate to try them on separately and together when buying.
Using fins leashes is recommended (Leash 500 or 900 sold separately). This will also impact sizing, to a half size higher or lower.
Suitable also for bodysurfing.
While these fins were designed for bodyboarding, they are also recommended for bodysurfing (together with our handplane 100, for example).
34/35 = XXS
36/37 = XS
38/39 = S
40/41 = M
42/43 = L
44/45 = XL
46/47 = XXL
OLAIAN is the new Decathlon brand devoted to surfing, bodyboarding & skimboarding. This Basque-sounding name is inspired by the universe of our development centre in Hendaye, in the Basque Country. It is the contraction of OLA, as OLATU means wave and IAN, a Basque suffix meaning “inside”. At OLAIAN, we see a potential playground in every wave and we want each person to be able to improve whilst enjoying themselves, regardless of their surroundings and their environment.
EU sizes : 34 - 47
Sizes : XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
UK sizes : 2 - 11.5
Sizes (cm) : 21.7 - 30
Weight (M) : 738 g per pair
Rinse and dry in the shade after use.
Developed and tested by our bodyboard-loving design teams in Hendaye, France. The components used for this product are laboratory tested to ensure the best possible quality and durability.