About Us

FinBin.net is a website dedicated to water sports.

We are a resource that provides information in the form of articles, blog posts and helpful guides.

Here at Fin Bin we cover all water sports but we mainly focus on surfing, bodyboarding and paddle boarding.

From there we take it a step further and go deep into each category to cover specific boards, riding styles, how-to guides, related accessories etc. 

By going in-depth we aim to cover every aspect of these surf topics. We also include related topics such as the beach and helpful outdoor tips.

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Our main goal to to be the #1 best resource when it comes to outdoor adventure water sports and the go-to spot on the web for free information regarding this topic. 

From product reviews to how-to guides we aim to help you, the reader, with pursing your passion out in the water! ​


The Start Of FinBin.net

After years spent traveling the globe in search of exceptional waves a group of friends, watermen and women, decided to build a website around their passion.

FinBin.net was then born.

Get in Touch

We love to hear from our readers so if you would like to get in contact with us, feel free to do so via our contact page!

Drop us a line whether you have a question, comment, recommendation, content article idea or anything else under the sun, we'd love to hear from you!

A Bit About Us

All of our team of contributors and authors are experienced watermen (and women!) who have been doing so for many many years and are experts in their sport. Only the most knowledgeable and qualified writers hold author positions at Fin Bin to ensure quality and accuracy for our readers! We pride ourselves on this expertise and believe our work and knowledgeable shows here on the blog.  

We are down right fanatics when it comes to surfing and water sports and in our free time enjoy surfing of course, traveling as well as enjoying and respecting the ocean.

Our team of contributing authors are located across the globe (where the waves are good, of course) including California and the Philippines.



Authors

Tyler Connaghan

​My name is Tyler Connaghan and I’m a Los Angeles Based Composer, Producer, and lover of everything that has to do with the water. My days that are not spent cooped up in the studio are spent enjoying the sunny, Southern Californian beaches.

From a young age, I found solitude with the ocean. From La Jolla Shores to Malibu’s Point Dume, I’ve surfed, swam, and bodyboarded, almost every worth spot there is. I have a clear memory of my first time on a surfboard as a goofy, young grom on the shores of Santa Monica, barely able to paddle out past the whitewater. I learned a lot about patience and perseverance during that time, something that eventually led me to become a better surfer and person.

Tyler Connaghan

Besides my love of surfing, I enjoy cinematic car trips along the coast, reading coffee table books, grilling anything and everything, and noodling for hours on end with my sweet, little Taylor 410. Catch me at your local shore with my little pup Ziggy in one hand and a fish taco in the other.



Jasmine Martin

Greeting from the chilly waters of Mendocino County! My name is Jasmine Martin and I hail from Fort Bragg in Northern California. I love anything in the ocean. Since I was a child, I have spent most of my time surfing, diving, fishing and kayaking.

Though I prefer the cold waters of the north, I also love to go on tropical surf, dive and kayaks adventures! When I am not in the ocean I am studying hard at school to be a marine biologist. I also love to draw and paint, read and spend time with my ocean lover friends. When I am out in the water with my friends, I am truly the happiest! I love to spread the Aloha spirit and feel blessed to be in the ocean so much.

I love to write about water sports and am stoked to be part of the Fin Bin Team. Cheers! 


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Camille pilar

My name is Camille Pilar. I was born and grew up in the Philippines. I now reside in Lingayen, Philippines where I love to write and surf. 

As a young girl, I would spend much of my time sitting by the ocean, as I didn’t have many friends due to my innate shyness. In a twist of fate, I ended up meeting one of my longtime friends who helped me to get into surfing.

In my teen years, I began entering local surfing competitions. They weren’t anything compared to the ones I would later find in California, though put me in the competitive spirit and made me a better surfer overall.

Besides surfing, I love riding my jet ski, playing beach volleyball, dancing, and watching just about every action sport I can find.

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Chris Honeyman

My name is Chris Honeyman and I’m bonafide ocean enthusiast. Working as a marine biologist and freelance photographer in sunny Santa Barbara allows me to spend most of my time underwater - whether I’m on the clock or not!

I’ve been diving, snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking California’s Channel Islands since a young age and there isn’t an end in sight. While beautiful So-Cal is my home, the best thing about the ocean is that you can find and enjoy it pretty much anywhere! Some of my fondest memories and closest friendships have been forged on dive boats anywhere from Mexico to Australia.

If I’m not in my wetsuit there’s a good chance you can find me hiking, cooking, or planning my next big adventure.


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Chris Honeyman scuba diving




Briana Smith

What’s up from your ocean loving seaster Briana!  Originally I am from Southern California and have recently migrated from San Diego to Hawaii.  As a wee one I would splash around the temperate beaches of SoCal and grew up making the sea apart of my life’s work.  As a passionate scuba diver, freediver, kayaker, underwater photographer, blogger and ocean goer, I’ve pursued sharing my love for the sea by starting out as a local sea cave tour guide in La Jolla, California.  I wanted to guide people in all other water sports I was passionate about so I got my Padi Divemaster certification in order to take people on scuba tours as well.  After the last 3 years as a snorkel, kayak and scuba tour guide I now find myself here in Hawaii still pushing to get people deeper in the ocean with me.  So I am currently working on my Padi Instructor Course.  

The ocean can be a scary place for some, but it has been a temple I respect and cherish.  I want to share this sanctuary I’ve found by connecting people to the ocean.  In doing so one would hope like Jacque Yves Cousteau said that, “People will protect what they love.”  So it is my passion to continue helping connect people with the ocean.  That way they have the opportunity to ensure its future and enjoy its beauty.


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