FCS releases hurricane relief fin
Proceeds from sale of FCS M-5 Glass Flex with image of Lady Liberty go to Waves For Water
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 November, 2012 : - - In an attempt to offer some financial assistance to the thousands of US citizens affected by Hurricane Sandy, FCS has announced the release of a Limited Edition FCS M-5 ‘Sandy Relief’ Fin. The fin, which features artwork designed by one of SHI’s East Coast employees, will be available in leading surf retail outlets across the USA and on Surffcs.com for USD $48.00. All proceeds will go directly to the ‘Waves For Water” charity.
Waves For Water is currently coordinating a fully-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.
While normally focused on clean water, Waves For Water is addressing a range of essential survival needs, from food and shelter, to rubble removal. The focus will be primarily on the surf-based coastal families, businesses and communities that have been literally wiped out. A spokesperson for Waves For Water said “It’ll be a long road… but one foot in front of the other, we will get there”. More details on their current efforts can be found at wavesforwater.org
Like most companies in the surfing industry, Surf Hardware International (SHI) has employees, friends and family, as well as retail partners across many of the devastated regions. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those who’ve been impacted by the hurricane, and we’re therefore encouraging anyone with a set of well used fins to update to the new FCS M-5 Sandy Relief Fin and contribute to the relief efforts.
FCS CEO John Dummett made comment on the initiative. “Our thoughts are with everyone that has succumbed to the fury of Hurricane Sandy. On behalf of FCS this is the least we could do, but we understand that every contribution will inevitably help with the rebuilding process”.
FCS US East Coast Regional Manager Ron Long also had this to say: “The devastation to the coastal communities especially in New York and New Jersey is simply mind blowing. Our hearts go out to our fellow east coast brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. One thing is for sure, that region has some of the strongest people on the planet and although it won’t be an easy road, I know they will bounce back stronger than ever with time. Our hope is that this special FCS M5 Relief Fin will help that road to recovery.”
The FCS M-5 Glass Flex fin has proven to be the most popular and widely used fin template in the FCS fin range. This medium size fin features Inside Foil Technology (IFT) which can be used in a wide variety of conditions. IFT enhance speed, delivers exceptional performance in hollow waves, and provides controlled release through turns. The FCS M-5 is constructed from Glass Flex material which offers a flex pattern similar to a hand laid fiberglass fin.
FCS M-5 Specs
Weight Range: 140 – 175lbs / 65 – 80kg
Author: Matt Wright
Tags: Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Relief, FCS