2017 Ezzy Taka3

2017 Ezzy Taka3 Wave Sail

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Ezzy Taka3 3 Batten Wave Sail

For 2017, we tested and tested prototypes until we had a sail worthy enough to carry on the "taka" tradition of being a lightweight, easy-to-depower, 3-batten wave sail.

The Taka-3 reacts amazingly well in strong winds. Its super smooth ride gives you the power of a larger sail with the control of a smaller sail. The Taka-3 luffs when you sheet out, so you can smoothly kill the power in a cutback and push harder on your board.

If you are serious about wave riding, this is the sail for you.

The Ezzy Taka3
Ezzy Taka Rigging Video

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Ezzy Taka3 Wave Sail Luff Boom Boom No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Battens Base/Top Extension Kg
3.4 353 131 141 3 340 / 340 14-18 cm 2.692 kg
3.8 368 134 144 3 340 / 370 14-18 cm 2.764 kg
4.1 378 142 152 3 370 / 370 08-12 cm 2.880 kg
4.5 388 150 160 3 370 / 400 04-08 cm 3.048 kg
4.7 395 154 164 3 370 / 400 10-14 cm 3.124 kg
5.0 400 158 168 3 370 / 400 16-20 cm 3.190 kg
5.3 414 163 173 3 400 / 400 14-18 cm 3.322 kg

Note on Ezzy Masts

How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:

  1. Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
  2. Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
  3. Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination

2017 Taka3 Mix Match Mast Chart

**We recommend using the 1st choice Ezzy Masts top and bottom with all Elite sails whenever possible for uncompromised performance.

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast

David Ezzy explains Mast Theory

Reviews are coming!


  • Paul van Bellen

    I got out on the Taka 3 yesterday at Gerroa…and the sail is sick. I rigged the 4.7 on a less than ideal mast (had 20cm poking out the top) because I’m waiting on a couple of mast pieces from Surf Sail Australia.

    First impression when looking at the sail rigged was how different it looks to my Wave Panther 5 batten Ezzy. The leech is not very loose and the luff has a big crease because of the 3/4 length batten in the main area of the sail. It will take a few sails to get dialed to the best settings but the rigging range from ‘Min 2’ up to ‘Max’ is massive. Coupled with 3 positions for outhaul I was able to use the 4.7 in winds from 17kts to 25+ without an issue. I’m 82Kg and had a 88L board. Usually I would be using a 5m in these conditions but the 4.7 Taka 3 felt as powerful (if not more) but way sweeter.

    Impressions on water… It sails very stable, better than I thought it would. It pulls much more from the front then my old sail which keeps the nose of the board down and makes it pop on the plane quicker, actually quite a lot quicker. I’d go as far to say I can get planning on the 4.7 in about 2-3 knots less wind (17kts) than the 5m Wave Panther (20kts). In the turns the force through the mast base engages more rail and I’m not kidding when I say it felt like I was on a different board the first wave i caught…..the board became way looser!! I was so stoked about that. The sails rotates easier and off the top the sail depowers easier for sure.

    I also felt like I could sail upwind a few degrees more which was a surprise but I think it’s because all the draft in the sail powers you upwind like a train. Off the wind the extra draft hauled ass too and I was surprised at the top end.

    Waveriding a 4.7m versus a 5m is way nicer and you can throw the rig around more.

    Another benefit of the sail and one that was another surprise was that I felt the Taka 3 was way easier to water start. The extra draft in the sail gave you more pull getting back up on the board…. This will be super helpful when in bigger waves and when the wind is light….gives you a lot more confidence.

    I’m trying to think of any thing I didn’t like about the Taka 3…. the only thing that comes to mind is that the sail is a little bit more tuning sensitive than the 5 batten…there’ll be more tweaking on the beach if the wind changes much…. also there is a lot of forward pull on the sail so when jumping I landed nose first a few times and ate it. With time I’ll adapt my sailing for it.

    All in all the sail is a big step up over the 5m Ezzy Wave Panther I have and better than I even hoped it was going to be. I won’t be using the 5 batten Ezzy wave sails any more….If you get the opportunity to try one I’m pretty confident you’ll love it.

  • Christos

    I understand the Taka 3 is a specialised wave riding sail. What I am wondering is whether it is suitable for onshore conditions or just dtl? Would the Elite be more appropriate for onshore wave sailing?

    • ezzysails

      Great question. I suggest you speak directly with David Ezzy and you two can discuss your local conditions.
      His email is [email protected]

  • Hi,

    Will the Take 3 work on severne redline (4M) and blue line (370) RDM’s ?


    • ezzysails

      Ezzy Masts are:
      62% at the ¼ point
      77% at the ¾ point

      I believe Severne masts are 63% and 75%, so that would make them a little too stiff in the tip for the Taka to work as intended.

  • Cicer Lens

    I’m wondering whether Ezzy will make a Taka 5.7 in future. I have Taka 2s and I do agree that their range is really impressive but would like a bigger option occasionally, especially when my mate Dick is chasing down swells on his Zeta 6.4. Cheers Jens

    • ezzysails

      hello Cicer,
      thank you for the inquiry. It is difficult for us to make the 3 batten Taka in larger sizes. You might consider the Elite however! I believe you will find the larger Elite or Zeta will perform very nicely for your needs.

  • WACruizer

    What changes are in TAKA4 (AUS2017/US2018)?

    • ezzysails

      details coming soon. We plan on releasing new Taka4 information in September!

  • mark rozen

    Hi, I am looking for a new Ezzy sail TAKA sail should I wait until the 4 arrives? My current set are Gaastra Poisons (2008), 4.2 – 5.0 – 5.8 with dedicated rdm carbon masts for each sail. The 5.0 is the one I use the most would like the 4.2 more but it has a very narrow wind-range and with gusty winds where the 5.0 is too big the 4.2 is a tad bit too small. Which size would you recommend for me (and to use it in which wind-range) and could I use the Gaastra mast? Thanks!

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message Mark. Tough question. I suggest reaching out to your local shop. Where do you live?

    • ezzysails

      and regarding the mast, I would strongly suggest using the Ezzy RDM mast series with the Taka. If price is a concern, then consider the 60% legacy masts. They will rig the Taka correct (guaranteed)!