About us

What makes us different

At Kohola Flow Tech, our goal is to start small and let the Lord lead! Our mission is to share the joy of surfing through unique and proven designs, all for the glory of God. We serve our clients by providing unique products with proven results in both the surf and the lab. Like most surfers, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. We do this by using minimal packaging and manufacturing techniques that use only the amount of material needed for the fin. Our fins also use less material with equal or better performance than fins of similar size. We do this with a passion driven by our core values and centered on our philosophy of Truth, Goodness and Beauty.

Core Values

  • Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Proven products
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Give back
  • Made in the USA
  • To God be the Glory (TGBTG)

The mission that drives our team is

To share the joy of surfing through unique and proven designs, all for the glory of God. 

Truth, Goodness and Beauty

We live in an era where, more and more, truth is relative, evil is called good, and beauty is despised. 

At Kohola Flow Tech, we understand that enjoying truth, goodness and beauty can get us canceled. As the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 3:6, even though some will set themselves against us, we will fearlessly pursue these ideals.

Customer Satisfaction

Whether purchasing a production design or creating a custom model just for you, we will do what it 

takes to make sure you are satisfied. 

Proven products

Kohola fins were designed and tested on Oahu’s North Shore, known to surfers the world over as “the proving grounds.” Need we say more? Well, yes actually, and you can go to our Flowology page to learn more.

Environmental stewardship

Research shows our fins give similar or better performance while reducing materials up to 30%. 

We also use durable yet recyclable materials. When you purchase from Kohola Flow Tech, you are 

doing your part to disrupt the traditionally not-so-eco-friendly surf industry and take it in a better direction. Our no frills packaging is not there to remind you that you are a scourge and a cause of an imaginary environmental crisis. It’s there because we value the three R’s of reduce, reuse and recycle, and we know happy, rational people do too!

Give back

We can’t take the stuff with us, so rather than hoarding it all, we give. And we encourage you to as 

well. Here are some of the organizations that part of our proceeds will go to:

  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • OUR Rescue
  • Free Burma Rangers

Made in the USA

Not gonna knock other American companies who manufacture their products elsewhere, this is just 

what we chose to do. We are Americans and we want to support our country as much as we can!

To God be the Glory (TGBTG)

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Cor. 10:31). At Kohola Flow Tech, we like that verse, and we hope you do, too! You will find no greater purpose for your life than giving your all for Jesus! If you don’t know who Jesus is but want to, or you’re just having a bad day, please contact us. We would love to pray for you!

Founder - Dave Shorman

Dave likes to get flowy once in a while too!