For 2012, Goya have added some new sizes to their already popular range. They have also updated the construction and graphics.
This is the board that most of the team uses. It is the Goya’s main waveboard. The quad-fin setup gives more drive, is better upwind and for all round faster riding. This is designed for all conditions from proper down the line to mushy small waves.
The Goya Quad concept allows you to ride a board around 5 litres more than normal.
The range has been expanded this year – a 68 and 104 has been added (68, 72, 78, 84, 92, 104). It is lighter than last year’s model with generous carbon patching from in front of the mast track to the tail as well as beneath the deck pads. This lightweight, Pro construction has the least warranty issues in the industry.
Francisco Goya: These boards will get you turning as close as you want inside the wave but also to me that is only part of the fun. The other part is getting out there either to hit a ramp at full speed or to choose your next upwind wave. That to me is the freedom of a fast rocker line with good release. A lot of people ask me is this a fast board or a turny board – for me it has to be both!”
This single fin board is Goya’s one board for all conditions. The idea is that it changes from wave to freestyle wave to freeride to freerace depending on which size you choose. Available in eight sizes (72, 78, 86, 94, 104, 116, 130, 144) the ONE combines the best feature of all of Goya’s lines into one board.
This year, sizes 86 and above are also available in the new ECO construction. This uses a wood double sandwich to produce a good value for money, lightweight board.
Francisco Goya: I believe windsurfing is a very simple sport. As the wind changes the equipment also needs to adapt to enjoy the most of the conditions. This is where the ONE line concept starts. With shapes that naturally evolve from 72 litres all the way to 144 litres. That to me is how I enjoy windsurfing the most and with the least amount of gear.”
For 2012, Goya are releasing a brand new Freestyle board, the Air. These boards have been tested, used and abused by Pro freestyle riders in Maui and around the world.
The short shape and flat rocker line gives great early planing and pop. The board has a large tail volume and bevel, especially for sliding tricks.
The board is available in one size only – 99 litres.
Francisco Goya: With the progression of Freestyle to all air moves, the focus is moved on to early planing, speed and pop or the ability of the board to detach from the water. Those needs brought a whole new shape – a bit smaller still with an improved range and with it the lightest construction in the line.”