Lefty has a kool tattoo on the bottom of his flipper that says "South"
I really didn't lose my fin "southy".
I have taken great care to train my fins from the time they are little flippers to come when I call them.
It takes a lot of time spent at a tide pool with flipper treats and a whistle but it is well worth the effort.
Perhaps a post on fin training at a later date.
But if you where looking for an inexpensive way to make your own fin tethers here is how we did it back before fin training became the rage. The new ones are more comfortable but these work as well as anything. Guys used to make them out of shoe strings but the cotton does rot after a while. Use nylon, it still rots but it takes longer
First you need some stout cord. I put a couple of knots at the end of the cord. Thread it around the side of the fin strap. Once you have the fin on you'll tie the two ends on the other side of your ankle.
Do you like your photos under flashed or over flashed? I have included one of each for your viewing pleasure!
Looks like I don't have a chance as either a product photographer or as an ankle model!
(Never show pictures to your kids, mine said "look dad you've got kankles"! like a fool I had to go look it up...)
If you do loose a fin many local surf shops have a "single fin" barrel where you can buy just one.
In my local area both the Frog House in Newport Beach and Shelter Surf Shop in Long Beach sell single fins.