Beginner &Trainer

Size Available
1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0

The Surf is the sail of choice for all the instructors at the windsurf schools we work with easy to uphaul, easy to handle, with enough shape to keep all size beginners moving forward. And with it’s full dacron panels, reinforced perimeter, integrated mast pad, and indestructible PVC window, it is a sail that will last for years. Lightweight and durable. Full head batten and short leech batten provide stability in light and strong winds. Adjustable head webbing allows compatibility with any RDM mast. Large viewing window provides clear and durable sight through the sail. Bright colors make the already safe SURF easy to spot on the water, and fun to look at. It’s the sail we’ve designed to teach our own children and beginners.

Jason Diffin: “The 2011 SURF is the classic Dacron trainer sail for beginning windsurfers. The SURF is the perfect choice for learning to up haul and for learning the basic principals of sailing.”

ECO Concept

Goya ECO sails make use of factory stocked Goya foils and cloth, hence not creating the need and impact of producing new materials. What that translates into is an economical advantage for you and an ecological advantage for nature.

Features

All dacron construction and Everclear Flex Window.

Bright colors so you can see your sailors on the water.

Colors2011

ORANGE & YELLOW
COLOR COMBINATIONS

The Surf is available in ORANGE, featuring Neon Orange cloth.

The Surf is available in YELLOW, featuring Neon Yellow cloth.

Mast

Get the best performance of this Sail with a Goya Two Piece Mast. Lean more >

STRETCH CONTROL
SYSTEM

The unifying feature on all Goya sails.

Jason & Bjoernthink aloud

ABOUT THE NEXUS

Jason Diffin: “The 2011 SURF is the classic Dacron trainer sail for beginning windsurfers. The SURF is the perfect choice for learning to up haul and for learning the basic principals of sailing.”

Bjoern Zedlick: “Okay, a trainer sail is only a trainer sail, BUT, there comes a huge responsibility with these. For many poeple, especially kids, the Surf will be the very first interaction with the sport, so we always decide to better do a very good job here by making the Surf friendly, easy, inviting and always resembling the rest of the range a little bit, so nobody has to feel like they were riding yesteryears old stuff only because they’re not advanced riders yet. To the contrary, it’s in the beginning that everybody should be treated with the best possible gear.”

 

Rigging Guide

Please study the following rigging information carefully so you can get THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND MOST FUN out of your new Goya sail. It is recommended that you rig to the basic specs given for each sail as a starting point. OPTIMAL TUNING IS UNIQUE FOR EVERY RIDER, so please take the time to experiment with different settings and try them on the water to find the sail trim settings that are right for you.

For All Goya Sails

SAFE RIGGING

1. Before you start to rig, make sure you have all necessary parts with you and please be sure to rig downwind and well clear from the public.

2. Remove the sail from the bag, release the sail wrapper and slowly roll the sail out on the ground in the direction the wind is blowing.

3. Slide the top of the mast halfway into the mast sleeve. Then connect the bottom part of the mast and slide it in the whole way up, working the sail down the mast a bit at a time.

4. Make sure that the mast tip is firmly seated in the sleeve top or adjustable head cap. Also make sure that mast ferrule joint is completely inserted between mast sections.

5. Slide the mast extension into the mast, fold the tack fairing up to allow you to thread your downhaul rope freely. Slightly tension the downhaul, and then make sure that the mast tip/plug and ferrule joint are still in place before downhauling to the rigging mark on your sail. When you downhaul the sail, always use the strength of both your arms and your legs, and be sure to tighten your stomach muscles as you pull. Also be sure to check your downhaul rope frequently for safety and ease of use.

6. To avoid a “fly-away rig” attach your fully down hauled sail to the universal joint that is already securely fixed to the board. Pull down the tack fairing to cover the mast base extension and universal.

7. Slide the boom down from the top of the mast/sail and attach the front end of the boom to the mast at shoulder height or slightly higher. (Some mast/boom combinations may require a shim).

8. Adjust the boom end to the recommended length. Outhaul to it. On models featuring the POLY CLEW system, this is the upper clew ring.

9. Slowly tighten your battens until the wrinkles in your sail disappear. Be careful not to overtighten, otherwise, your battens will not rotate easily, and they might start bending into an S curve, distorting the sail shape.

10. Before you leave shore, look over all of your equipment, making sure everything is tightened and ready to go.

FINE TUNING

The best rigging advice is to add sufficient downhaul tension. It is best to start with a little too much tension and then tune from there. Use the rigging mark on the top of your as a guide for down hauling. Down haul the sail until the leech goes loose in to this mark. The sail will perform best with this downhaul setting in nearly every condition. The correct downhaul tension will provide easy handling in high wind, and also smooth efficient twist in lighter wind. For extreme light wind, it may be beneficial to reduce the downhaul tension a little to induce more shape in to the sail which will provide more power. The outhaul is the main power control for the sail. Start with the recommended boom length, and adjust according to your conditions and style- Less outhaul will create more power in the sail, and more outhaul will create a sail that is flatter, less powerful and more neutral feeling in the hands. Please note- you should never add too much outhaul to the sail, no matter how strong the wind- over out hauling will make your sail very unstable, gutless and difficult to handle. Note that battens do not necessarily rotate around the mast although with some stiffer or bigger-diameter masts, the front of the battens may come closer in.

POLY CLEW OUTHAUL TUNING

The models GURU, ECLIPSE and BANZAI feature the POLY CLEW Outhaul System. With a longer/upper, and shorter/lower clew position, the POLY CLEW gives you the option to tune the sail for optimal performance by matching the sails power delivery and handling characteristic to your individual style. Use the upper clew ring for maximum lift and drive. Use the lower ring to achieve a more compact and flexible feeling rig. Bigger sailors tend to prefer the upper ring. More maneuver-oriented sailors tend to prefer the lower ring. Or you can thread your outhaul through both rings and feel the benefits of both positions.

PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

Wrinkles around batten pockets
Battens don’t rotate, or they bend into an “S” shape
Wrinkles around the boom area
Leech is excessively loose and noisy
Too much front or back hand pressure
Still too much front or back hand pressure
Sail is too powerful
Not enough power or forward drive
Sail does not feel stable

Slowly add tension to the battens
Slowly reduce batten tension
Add downhaul tension and/or reduce outhaul tension
Reduce downhaul tension
Set the boom to shoulder height or slightly higher.
Move your harness lines back or forward on your boom
Try more downhaul and outhaul tension
Try releasing your sail tension
Try adding more downhaul tension

SAIL CARE

Avoid rigging on rough surfaces such as asphalt or concrete. When you roll up your sail, make sure that it is free of sand and that you do not crease it. When you are not sailing, put your sail in the shade. Never leave your sail at the beach with sand blowing across it.

MORE TIPS

Re-tune your settings after you use your equipment for the first time, as materials will stretch slightly. Re-check your outhaul whenever your downhaul setting is changed. Always have at least 1 cm of outhaul tension. A stiffer mast will make your sail more powerful, and a softer one will make your sail less powerful and more flexible feeling.

SAFE DE-RIGGING

Release the outhaul tension and unthread the rope from the sail and release the downhaul tension and unthread the rope from the sail. Detach the front end of the boom from the mast and remove the boom. Slide the sail off the mast, a bit at a time, while rolling it up the same way it was rolled originally. Store it in the sail bag. If it is wet with salt water you can store it as is, if it is wet with fresh water, you must first dry it thoroughly.

 
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