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Mermaid Tails

Are your mermaid tails compatible with other monofins?

To be honest, we're not that familiar with other brands tails and fins, so we can't be sure if our products will fit inside / work with products you have from other mermaid tail makers. Our mermaid tails are made to fit our monofins like a glove. The fluke / fin area of our kid-sized tails fits our kid-size Keiki Monofin which is 18" x 18.5". The teen/adult sized Nunui Monofin is 21" x 24". If you already have another monofin or tail you can measure it and compare the size.

Please note that we do not guarantee our mermaid tails when used with another brand's monofin. Our fin protector tips are designed to work with our fins. Other fins may be pointy on the tips or wear holes in different places simply because it was not designed to work with our tails. You can certainly try other monofins with our tails, just know you may get wear and tear in unusual places and we can't be responsible for that. And remember to always be gentle with mermaid tails, they are made out of swimsuit fabric which is pretty delicate.

Are your mermaid tails walkable?

Yes, they are open at the bottom so you can remove your monofin easily and pull them up to walk. Be careful, though, they are snug fitting and walking is still restricted.

Will you sew my mermaid tail shut for me?

No, we feel strongly that having the mermaid tails open at the bottom is best for safety. If you need to get out of your monofin and tail quickly, the opening at the bottom makes that very easy. It also allows you to pull up the tail like a skirt and walk.

When wearing a mermaid tail with our monofins, the opening isn't really noticeable. You'll look great!

Sizing

Do you make custom sizes?

Not yet, but we'll consider it, especially if there is enough interest. If you are interested in a mermaid tail in a made-to-order size, contact us and let us know.

Help with sizing

Have you taken a look at our size charts? If you're still confused, feel free to contact us for help in choosing a size.

Some things to remember:

  • XS and S sizes are designed for toddlers! They will not work with a monofin and are designed to be short for safer swimming for little ones.
  • Our 4-way stretch means that the sizes are all pretty forgiving.
  • Sizing up or sizing down is up to you, all sizes stretch and thus overlap in the size ranges. A snug fitting mermaid tail is more desirable than a loose one, as the snug fit looks more realistic.

Monofins

What is a monofin?

You know about regular swim fins, yes? One for each foot? A monofin is a single fin for both feet. Ours is shaped prettily like we imagine a mermaid tail might look. It can be worn alone or inside one of our mermaid skins. It is fun to use and even gives you a workout!

Boys and girls of all ages love our monofin. 

You can get a bit of a discount by ordering a monofin and a tail together in our bundled sets.

Why are your monofins better?

The Sun Tail Monofin really is like no other monofin on the market today. It improves drastically upon what is already out there by eliminating stiff rubber foot pockets and straps that cause blisters and won't stay put. Our patent-pending design includes secure -- yet stretchy and comfortable -- foot pockets that adjust to multiple foot sizes. The feet are kept separate and won't slide around inside the fin, making turns and flips much easier. We also have engineered straps to minimize foot pocket stretch and maximize propulsion through the water.

Plus it's super cute and comes in lots of fun colors that you can match to your mermaid tail!

Our specially formulated plastic fin won't break -- we've tried! So kids and adults can bounce on the tips, jump around in it (but be safe, please!) without worrying that it will snap.

Do your tails come with monofins?

Yes, if you buy a bundled set, the monofin is included along with our protector tips that help protect and repair your tail.

You can also buy mermaid tail skins separately. Great for a beginner mermaid, or if you want a new color, or need a new tail to work with your existing monofin.

Monofins can also be purchased separately, here.

Is your monofin compatible with my mermaid tail?

To be honest, we're not that familiar with other brands tails and fins, so we can't be sure if our products will fit inside / work with products you have from other mermaid tail makers. Our mermaid tails are made to fit our monofins like a glove. The fluke / fin area of our kid-sized tails fits our monofin which is 18" x 18.5". The teen/adult sized monofin is 21" x 24". If you already have another monofin or tail you can measure it and compare the size.

What shoe/foot size do your monofins fit?

Our monofins are made in a way that you don't really need to worry too much about shoe size.

The Keiki kid-sized monofin accepts a US small child size 10 (about age 6) all the way up to about a US women's size 7. It's made to fit kids ages 6 - 12.

The Nunui teen/adult sized monofin accepts pre-teen/teen sized feet all the way to a US men's size 13 foot. It is designed to fit people ages 13 and up.