We have all seen some images already from Levi trying the Goya equipment, and we said last month that it wouldn’t be long until we receive a press release announcing the Levi joining the team. Now it is official. Levi will be riding for Goya sails, with his own sail line that will be released this upcoming summer.
Levi joining Goya Sails was a natural decision from both sides. Francisco Goya, Levi Siver and Jason Diffin (Goya Sails designer) have a very close relationship and know each other for many years. They sail together at Hookipa everyday, and they admire and respect each other on and off the water. They share a passion for the sport like only a few have, so it was just a matter of time that they got together to work into develop new products that will make an impact in the evolution of windsurfing.
Levi Siver and Francisco Goya are two of the best riders on the planet, and we are sure that the outcome of this partnership, together with sail designer Jason Diffin, will produce some really good new ideas and concepts for the waves sails.
They only have really good words about each other, and it seems like they had been waiting for the opportunity of working together for a long time. These is what they have to say:
“Watching him grow up and already riding Ho’okipa at 12 I use to wonder how good Levi would get, now I just watch him daily change the way we will ride forever, he is simply ahead of all the equipment out there. It is just natural, we meet everyday at the loft and office, then we go ride and we do it all over again the next day, good things usually come out of this.
Jason Diffin: “Working with Levi on this new sail project is very exciting for me, and it feels very natural. I\’ve known and sailed with him for many years, and I\’ve witnessed Levi\’s rise into the top echelon of wave sailors. I watch Levi sail daily, so I\’m very familiar with his style. I understand what he\’s looking for in his sails to take him to new places in the surf. We\’ve always been good friends on the beach, and we\’ve already logged many hours discussing design theory- not just in sails, but all components of high performance windsurfing gear. Levi has a bright and positive mind and a progressive and constructive outlook. With the addition of Levi Siver, I feel really lucky to have yet another Goya team member that is an honor and a pleasure to work with. I\’m really excited to put the results of our collaboration out on the world Market.”
Levi Siver: “My goal is to live an inspired life. To be around people that believe in the endless possibility of our sport. Ever since I was a kid watching from the hill at Ho’okipa I could always notice the gifted stylish sailors that put a fire in me. Francisco Goya was always one of them and joining him on this crazy windsurfing ride was an easy and natural decision. We both eat, sleep and breath windsurfing and I’m confident that the shred toys we’ll make will reflect that.
In the end when the dust settles the windsurfers will be the ones that decide on what brands stay and go. Francisco Goya and Jason Diffin are truly dedicated sailors that love the sport. It shows in their product and character and that’s the reason why I’m joining Goya Sails!!
Photo Credit: Erik Aeder