2017 Ezzy Zeta

2017 Ezzy Zeta Wave Sail

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Ezzy Zeta

If you’ve windsurfed for as long as we have, you remember David Ezzy’s North Zeta from the late 80’s and early 90’s. The original zeta shocked the sail world and became the forerunner of the modern 5-batten wave sail. Fast forward 25 years of intensive R&D: a new Ezzy Zeta is born. Get ready for the rebirth of a legend!

The new Zeta keeps the lightness and easy feel of the 3 and 4 batten Ezzy wave sails but adds 5-batten stability and responsiveness. This Ezzy Zeta is powerful and easy to control, and is equally at home on a wave at Hookipa or screaming across the San Francisco Bay on a windy afternoon.

The Zeta features our calibrated rigging system which means you can rig your sail exactly the same way David does. Just downhaul until the line on the gauge lines up with the bottom of your mast and you are ready to sail. To insure our quality, we make the Zeta in our own factory. And like every Ezzy sail, the Zeta is rigged, calibrated, and thoroughly checked before it goes in the bag and out the door. With the re-birth of the Ezzy Zeta, the future of five batten wave sails is here.

Ezzy Zeta - Back to the future!

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Ezzy Zeta Wave Sail Luff Boom Boom No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Battens Base/Top Extension Kg
3.7 359 139 148 5 340/370 6-8 cm 2.865 Kgs.
4.2 379 148 157 5 370/370 10-12 cm 3.054 Kgs.
4.7 402 156 165 5 370/400 18-20 cm 3.244 Kgs.
5.0 414 156 166 5 400/400 14-18 cm 3.334 Kgs.
5.2 420 160 170 5 400/400 20-24 cm 3.460 Kgs.
5.5 432 165 175 5 400/430 18-20 cm 3.556 Kgs.
5.8 440 169 179 5 430/430 10-14 cm 3.638 Kgs.
6.4 454 179 189 5 430/430 24-28 cm 3.838 Kgs.
6.8 477 181 190 5 460/460 18-20 cm 3.996 Kgs.

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 Zeta 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!


  • Jean-Lin Spriet

    is the zeta more powerful then a elite ?

    • ezzysails

      not necessarily….It really all depends upon your tuning.

      I like to see it this way. If you are using the Ezzy Mast system (including the recommended top and bottom for each size) then the Elite and Zeta will be essentially the same. If you are using a different mast set up, then the Zeta would be a better choice. A 5 batten sail will behave better on a 2nd choice mast. The 5 batten design will have the framework to deliver performance because of the extra batten. If you are using the correct mast for both sails, then they both have similar power.

  • ezzysails

    feedback has been marvelous on the Zeta. The team on Maui is loving how it feels. Light and stable. The luff panel allows the sail to set up and rotate with a smoothness that is sublime!

  • gurkenlaster

    So it’s exactly like the Tiger. Looks the same, same specifications, more forgiving to using a non ezzy mast. Just a new Name.

    • ezzysails

      not exactly. The Zeta was designed fresh from the ground up. it does target the sailor who loved the Tiger…but it is a very different sailing and feeling sail. The Luff panel makes the sail feel more powerful and lighter.

  • Alex

    I own a 6.5 and 5.5 cheetah. Recently bought a smaller board to do more coastal and higher wind sailing. I figured the next sail to buy would be a 4.7….but which, Elite or Zeta? Will the Zeta feel more like the Cheetah? Does the Elite give more all round use? Which is easier to use?

    • ezzysails

      thanks for the message Alex. I think the best option would be the Zeta or possibly a Tiger from last season. Both of these models are 5 batten sails and would work best for all-purpose sailing. The 5 batten design is super stable, powerful, and rangy for both low and high wind.

  • ezzysails

    – The NL 430 skinny is the correct MCS stiffness.
    – However, the NL 430 skinny is a bit softer at the 1/4 point than
    traditional constant curve masts.

    1/4% = 64
    3/4% = 77

    – The Zeta was designed around a traditional constant curve bend of:

    1/4% = 61-63
    3/4% = 76-78

    In conclusion, you are only off by a small amount at the 1/4 point
    deflection. This just means the Zeta will be slightly flatter in the boom
    area, but you should be fine because the Zeta has sufficient panel
    shaping in that area.