Move over, Ariel. There's a new mermaid in town! Mahina MerFins make it easy and fun for girls to morph from fin to legs and back again, for countless hours of fun at the beach or swimming pool. The first and only functional rubber mermaid fin on the market, eco-friendly Merfins are made out of recycled rubber. MerFins founder, ocean conservationist and real-life mermaid Kazzie Mahina (pictured above), is convinced she should have been born a mermaid. She spent her childhood swimming in the ocean, beach combing and exploring rock pools on the south coast of New South Wales. Today she works as a professional mermaid for film, television and photo shoots, and she boasts an impressive breath hold time of five minutes and four seconds. Turning her dream into a career has enabled her to swim with humpback whales in Tonga and sharks and stingrays in aquariums, while working in her "underwater office."
With regard to creating Merfins, Kazzie Mahina says, “My dream of being a mermaid became a reality, it then became my dream to see every little girl’s dream come true. It is my hope that the MerFins will inspire children to make beautiful waves with their MerFins and their hearts… and be an example that anything your heart believes in can come true.” Mahina believes that “mermaiding” also promotes an affinity for the ocean and sea life, which in turn will help create the conservationists of today and tomorrow.
Merfins are made of soft, flexible, recycled rubber and may be used as a pool toy, a snorkeling fin, or a swimming device for fitness. They are offered in hues of coral pink and aqua marine and come in sizes extra small to large. With one flick of the ankle strap, the MerFin may be removed, and the legs may move independently again. Always remember, as with any pool toy or water activity, adult supervision is required at all times.