On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song to the tune of ”To Anacreon in Heaven,” a popular English song, that eventually became the United States national anthem. On Mach 3rd, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States. Key’s words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition … Continue reading

“Many surfers ride summer and winter but the ultimate thing for most of us would be to have an endless summer. The thrill and the fun of the sport of surfing. Some people like to body surf. Others like to ride a short belly board, and get a short ride. Still others like a short belly board and a long ride… Most surfers like to ride a regular board and perform on medium size waves. Most would like to perform as well as Australian Nat Young. Or as well as American surfer Butch Van Artsdale. Some surfers prefer the hairy … Continue reading

Memorial Day is a time to remember, honor & give thanks to the many men, woman & their families who have sacrificed & bravely fought to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy. Below are excerpts from Army Officer Deborah Y. Parker’s Memorial Day Speech on May 26, 1997 to honor all those that came before her.   “The founders of the United States understood that the military would be the rampart from which America would guard its freedom. George Washington once stated, ‘By keeping up in Peace a well-regulated and disciplined militia, we shall take the fairest and best method … Continue reading

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!!!   Time for fiestas, Mariachi bands and margaritas!    But, do you know what Cinco de Mayo really celebrates and how it relates to the Civil War, making this holiday mostly celebrated within the United States and not Mexico?    Check out this QUICK CLIP from the History Channel to find out why!   EAT FINS! & Get Your Cinco De Mayo On!!!  MAHALO!   Look out for our Social Media give-a-ways!!!     FINS is now on Instagram!!   You can follow us @FINSUSA and #finsusa on all your delicious Uploads!       “Today was my … Continue reading

Spring Fever!!!!  Can You Feel It!!!       The sun was warm but the wind was chill.   You know how it is with an April day   When the sun is out and the wind is still,   You’re one month on in the middle of May.   But if you so much as dare to speak,   A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,   A wind comes off a frozen peak,   And you’re two months back in the middle of March.   -Robert Frost         This Spring we’re hoping April showers bring waves … Continue reading

 ALOHA!      Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!    It’s a day of Kerry Green;    shamrocks and four leaf clovers,   Lucky Charms and leprechauns,   and hopes that winter’s over.     Let’s eat corned beef and brisket and drink some pints of Guinness, We’ll kiss all of the Irish folk, and hear bagpipes in their richness!       We’ll riverdance the whole day long to songs of Irish myths and watch surf videos of our man,     County Clare’s own Fergal Smith!         (Fergal Smith surfing Riley’s at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland) … Continue reading

 ALOHA!    With Valentine’s Day coming up we can only think of one thing…   “Restaurants”…   and we do not mean the kind you eat at.   We’re talking about one of the most perfect wave that ledges and grinds over razor sharp reef. Terrifying right? Kind of like falling in love…but on the special occasion that this wave breaks (like on the special occasion that you fall in love) you better get on it!      You can find “Restaurants” on the back side of the heart shaped island of Tavarua off the coast of Fiji. And when … Continue reading

ALOHA!   FINS Bradley Beach will be closing for a few days after the Super Bowl!! on Monday 2/3 for some much needed rest and relaxation…         Visit or call us @ Fins Sea Girt (732-359-8210) We will still be delivering to the Bradley area from the Sea Girt Fins! Stay Warm!! EAT FINS “It’s Always Summer On The Inside!!”   NEW AT FINS SEA GIRT! Having a party for the Superbowl?? Get a Hula Hula Feast! (And yes, you can get the wings in our crazy-good Honey Sriracha sauce) MAHALO!   Look out for our Social Media … Continue reading

Aloha!     All of us at FINS want to Wish you a Happy New Year! Hopefully you all have adjusted to the cold weather & snow & are out having some fun!! Did you do a little of this?        Happiness is… Peanuts: Snow Days – Snow Ball   And some of this? OR Some of This!!!! copyright© Bruce Chrisner Ocean View Photo (Thanks for the Photo Harry!!) Stay Warm!! EAT FINS “It’s Always Summer Inside!!”   NEW AT FINS SEA GIRT! Having a party for the NFL Playoffs or Superbowl?? Try our Boneless or Classic Wings … Continue reading

‘Twas   one week before Christmas,   and all through the town,  FINS has been waiting for you to come ’round. We have gifts cards a swiping and food trays for giving The holidays are here and the bells are a ringing! So come on out and weather the cold! Those bellies are hungry and we have the gold! Give them the gift that will keep them FED Come to FINS… Enough Said! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ALOHA & MAHALO      PSSST…..! Try our Boneless Wings in any of our 4 specialty flavors! They are sure to spice … Continue reading