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Mermaid Linden Leading the Way in Monofinnovation

It’s no sea-cret that in recent years, “mermaid” has become an increasingly legitimate career choice, largely in the wake of professional siren Linden Wolbert. reported on her signature line of kid-sized mono fins (US$29.99/£23/€27) from Body Glove in our DEMA 2014 coverage, but it turns out that was just the beginning.

Since then, she’s grown her collection to include mix-and-match tails in four colorways ($49.99/£39/€45) that can be worn under the fin to really complete the look of your little merfolk, as well as vests called Paddle Pals ($29.99/£23/€27) which are approved by the US Coast Guard as safe learn-to-swim aids. There’s even an adult model, which, at a price point of $59.99/£47/€54 is a great piece of equipment for those who want to try monofinning, but may not be ready to invest in a pricey carbon fiber version.

For grownup swimmers already addicted to the salt life, Linden has partnered with Mertailor to create an exclusive line of “Guppy Tails” — complete mermaid tails incorporating beautiful tail-skins built around the Body Glove adult Linden monofin.

The newest jewel in the sea-star’s crown, though, is an innovation on the kid’s monofin that started it all. Coming soon, look for the Body Glove Mermaid Linden Mermaid Travel Monofin. The new model features all the hydrodynamic power of the original, as well as the quick-release straps and buckles, and the soft outer fin tips that go easy on delicate pool surfaces. But now, swimmers can release a central retaining buckle to fold the monofin in half for easier storage in suitcases–and on retailer’s shelves. Now your little guppies can pack their mertails along with their imaginations as your family seeks adventure on the seven seas! There are no solid plans for an adult-version yet, but who knows what the tide will bring?

Keep a weather eye on Mermaid Linden this year — she’s sure to have some swell developments on the horizon!

Erin Durbin-Sherer
Erin Durbin-Sherer
Erin began diving in 2012 as preparation for a trip to Hawaii and before the year was out she'd left her old life behind to work in the dive industry full-time. When she's not out exploring the deep and collecting c-cards, you might find her making art or working on her master's thesis in cultural anthropology at San Diego State University. Erin is an Associate Editor with


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