The Ezzy Wave is our flagship sail. We recommend the Ezzy Wave to every wave sailor. The Ezzy Wave carries the Ezzy traditions of easy handing and high quality while also being one of the lightest wave sails on the market, with the 4.7 weighing in under the 3kg mark.
When we introduced the Ezzy Wave in 2020, our goal with the sail was to make a sail that provides early planing and power for onshore conditions as well as dynamic maneuverability and handling for side-shore wave riding.
Reshaped for 2021, the Ezzy Wave is flatter in the batten above the boom, making the sail feel lighter and easier to move around. This makes the sail both much better for jumping maneuvers and easier to handle on the wave. The change also improves high wind handling.
The Ezzy Wave makes us proud because it represents our lifetime of dedication to the craft of sailmaking and—most of all—our love of windsurfing.
WHAT IS NEW?
The current Ezzy Wave is flatter in the batten above the boom, making the sail feel lighter, freer, and easier to move around. This makes the sail much better for jumping as well as easier to handle on the wave. This change also improves high wind handling.
GRAHAM EZZY QUOTE
"The Ezzy Wave is so much better than my old sails that I feel like I have new boards, even though the boards are the same. These sails are so much lighter compared to the Elite, and when a gust hits, the sail simply accelerates without feeling heavy in the hands as it fills up with wind. This sail is powerful enough to get around in strong currents and onshore winds but also light and maneuverable enough to move around effortlessly on the wave—for onshore, sideshore, down-the-line.
The Ezzy Wave is the best wave sail that I have ever used, and it motivates me even more to go on the water because I’m sailing better."-GRAHAM EZZY
The Ezzy Wave is one of the lightest wave sails available, with the 4.7 weighing under 3kg. The Ezzy Wave is even lighter than the Taka. Compared to the Elite, the weight reduction comes from a more advanced design of the clew reinforcement and a Spectra-reinforced X-ply window instead of vinyl.
WHAT DOES QUALITY MEAN?
Quality is the core of the Ezzy philosophy.
Quality is a 2-step process. The first step is making sure that the Ezzy Wave is designed to be a quality wave sail that can withstand the daily beatings that a hardcore wave sail must endure, like big waves, sharp rocks, and coral reefs. The Ezzy Wave comes from a lifetime of sailmaking knowledge applied to get maximum strength while reducing weight. The sail needs to be designed well and to be built with the right materials. To achieve this, we work with our suppliers to have innovative material that is both strong as well as lightweight. Sometimes, we want something better than anything that exists on the market. For example, years ago, we wanted a pulley on our sails, but none of the pulleys on the market were good enough—mostly they had too much friction—so we designed, molded, and manufactured our own pulley system that you now find on the Ezzy Wave.
The second part of ensuring quality is in the actual production process—the best designs don't mean anything if they are produced poorly. Most sailbrands do not own their own manufacturing, rather they work wtih large factories in Asia. However, these factories could not provide the quality that David Ezzy insists upon. So, David built his own Ezzy Sails Factory in 1994 where quality is an important part of the production process from start to finish. When raw material arrives, it goes through a series of tests to make sure it is up to standard. At each step of the way during a sail's construction, there are double and triple checks. Once the sail is finally complete, the sail goes to the rigging station where it is rigged and closely inspected. Every single Ezzy sail is rigged like this in the factory, and after the inspection, the battens are tuned and the rigging system is calibrated so that when you unroll a brand new Ezzy Wave, you can expect it to be perfect and ready to sail.
When the conditions are good, you want to get on the water as fast as possible and have your sail rigged perfectly. Traditionally, this is a tradeoff. But with the Ezzy Wave's calibrated rigging, you can tune your downhaul in seconds. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory. Simply, downhaul till the bottom of your mast lines up with the desired setting: Max, Mid, Min 1, or Min 2 (for extra light winds).
WHy do the 5.8 and 6.3 have 5 battens instead of 4, like all the other sizes?
"When I set out to design the Ezzy Wave, my goal was to make the best sail possible in each individual size. During the development, I found that the 5.8 felt lighter and more stable with 5 battens than it did with 4 battens. I found that all the sails need to hvae a roughly similar distance between the battens, which means that the 5.8 neeeded another batten. If I made the 5.8 with 4 battens, it would compromise its performance.
The 5 batten 5.8 Ezzy Wave is actualy lighter than the 2019, 4-batten 5.7 Elite. And the Ezzy Wave is more stable and balanced as well.
And when we introduced the 6.3, the same principles applied." - David Ezzy
EZZY WAVE SPECS
Note on Ezzy Masts
How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:
- Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
- Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
- Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
Ezzy Sails are designed with the Ezzy Masts, but the sails will also work with a variety of other masts (RDM and SDM).
Ezzy mast bend curves are tip: 75% to 79% and base: 62% to 65%. Note: this is not carbon content. This is percentage bend relative to the midpoint bend.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination
The Ezzy Hookipa Mast
HOW DOES CALIBRATED RIGGING WORK?
Every Ezzy Wave is calibrated in the factory so that you can tune your sail accurately in seconds. If you have the recommended Ezzy mast, all you need to do is:
- Downhaul until the bottom of the mast lines up with the amount of tension you want, as indicated by the gauge on the sail. Max is for stronger wind, and Min is for lighter winds.
- That's it! Get on the water.
What if you don't have the recommended Ezzy mast? No problem. Follow these steps to calibrate your sail yourself:
- Set your mast extension to the medium extension height.
- Slide your mast into the luff sleeve, making sure the mast sits above the battens. Do not apply any outhaul.
- Begin downhauling slowly while observing the front of the foot batten. Continue downhauling just until the front of the foot batten “pops” to the side of the mast and then stop downhauling.
- This is your medium wind setting.
- Now, remove the downhaul gauge from the velcro and move it so that the medium mark lines up with the bottom of your mast.
- The downhaul gauge is set. From now on, just downhaul until the gauge lines up with the bottom of your mast.