Surf Flex Lab

Mechanical flex is an important property that is critical to the performance offins and surfboards.

Our Surf Flex Laboratory at the University of Wollongong (Australia) is a dedicated facility for mechanical testing of surfing equipment, e.g. fins, surfboards, cloths, inlays, leash bars, and leashes to name but a few. 

We test the following

  • tensile, torsional and compressive flex behaviour
  • dampening behaviour using frequency analysis
  • dynamic response using modal analysis aka “fingerprinting”
  • Impact and fatigue testing.