FCS X DEUS EX MACHINA
FCS and Deus merge minds on a collaboration that blends design, style and function across everyday surf essentials.
As part of our alliance we present ‘The Long Road to Grajagan’. A film by James Kates starring Beau Foster, Jared Mell, and Tom Morat.
The film - which you can view below - follows the three riders as they embark on a journey away from civilization in search of a wave that has been mystified and fanatically spoken about for decades.
IT WAS A CUSTOM BUILT EXPERIENCE WITH EQUIPMENT AND SKILLSET IN OUR FAVOUR, AND IT WAS THIS THAT SCRIPTED THE EXPERIENCE. BIKES BUILT IN THE WORKSHOP AND PAINTED PARALLEL TO THE BOARDS BEING SHAPED. ALONG THE ROADS AND ABOARD BOATS, WE'D RIDE THROUGH FIELDS TO SURF THE PASSES OF REEFS AND BEACHES.
THE NOTORIOUS JUNGLE MISSIONS, WITH BARE MINIMUM SUPPLIES WERE RUNNING THROUGH OUR MINDS. MOTORBIKES MADE A LOT OF LOCATIONS DISCOVERABLE, SO WE RODE IN HOMAGE TO ENCOUNTER THE VILLAGES AND PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY.
IT WASN’T PERFECTION WE WERE LOOKING FOR, JUST CONTINUING TO SEARCH. TO ACKNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND PRESERVE A CONTINUATION OF EXPLORATION AND MAPPING, SURFING AND SHAPING, WRITING AND READING, STORIES THAT ARE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS WERE ONCE VISUALISED, NOW WE’D EXPERIENCE A PART OF THAT FIRST HAND.
Designing practical equipment that looks chic and works is the shared essence of Deus and FCS, so a collaboration between two brands concerned with combatting friction in style made perfect sense. The ethos of the collaboration was to take the things we use everyday in the surf and make them better - in design, style and function. And the result is everything you need in a set of fins, trunks, surf tee and surf hat, and absolutely nothing you don’t.
SHOP THE DEUS RANGE
FCS II Deus Modern Keel PG Fins
This upright keel template is designed primarily for traditional fish shapes, but the application extends to contemporary keel shapes as well. It has a lower sweep (rake) than most conventional, wider based keels which allows it to pivot in a really tight radius.The high area and depth not only deliver a feeling of control when pushed harder on the open face, but helps to maintain tremendous speed through roundhouse cutbacks.
FCS II Deus Tri PC Large Fins
Mirroring the FCS II Accelerator template this fin has a fuller tip offering a balance of speed, flow & response with added control. For that reason, it’s suited to a wide range of conditions and surfing styles, but it’ll excel when performing critical turns in overhead waves. This is the ideal travel fin that’ll work in any modern-style surfboard, and it’s suited to surfers who like to attack the wave and perform aggressive turns.
FCS II Deus Power Twin + 1 PG Fins
Suited to most modern twin models, the Power Twin has proven to be one of the most popular and versatile twin templates of the past decade. It can be used as a straight twin with a stabiliser, or in an asymmetrical set up. Moderate sweep (rake), full tip and the longer base delivers incredible drive and speed with a real reliable feel when driving through your turns. Fast, loose yet dependable when you put the pressure on, this is the ultimate twin template.
FCS II Deus Connect PG Fin
Designed to deliver a well-balanced feel across a wide range of boards and conditions. For that reason, it’s considered super versatile, offering a combination of drive, speed and response for modern longboards and mid-lengths. The 9” version is perfect for longboarding and seamlessly connecting turns as you move up and down the board. The 7” version is a great option for mid-length and single fin models alike. The Connect template is also compatible with a range of side bytes.
FCS x Deus Razzle Boardie
These boardies mean business. Quality, no nonsense design meets a splash of Deus’ unique artistic flair, leaving us with the perfect concoction of function and style.The specs of the shorts reflect exactly what our eclectic gaggle of a team likes to surf in - they’re 17 inches, just kissing the crest of the kneecap, and constructed using our magic surf textile blend of four way stretch cotton poplin, poly and elastane. Features include a fixed waist, back flap pocket with key loop, and fabrication with a heavy enzyme stone wash. All the tech you need to contort, crouch and spin, but nothing superfluous.
FCS x Deus TEE
You don’t have to surf in this tee if you don’t want to, but we’ve designed it with surfing in mind if wax tends to irritate your bare torso and ‘rashies’ aren’t your thing.