A new sail is born: the Ezzy Wave. 4-batten all-round wave
Dave Ezzy’s goal with the Ezzy Wave was to combine the power and stability of the Zeta, with the lightness and handling of the Elite.
Getting the Ezzy Wave right was a challenge. It had to satisfy both his son Graham’s need for power in European on-shore conditions and 8x world champion Kevin Pritchard, who demands lightness and maneuverability for side-off wave riding.
The Ezzy Wave is built to the usual Ezzy quality standards while coming in about 200 grams lighter, per sail, than the Elite. Weight reductions came in a number of areas. Ezzy replaced the vinyl window with Spectra-reinforced X-ply, and the clew design is lighter, which in addition to saving overall weight, reduces the swing weight. For comparison, the new 4.7 is now the same weight as last year’s Elite 4.2, making the Ezzy Wave one of the lightest wave sails in the world.
As with all of Ezzy sails, the Ezzy Wave is rigged and calibrated with a load cell, then meticulously checked over in the factory. Check out Graham Ezzy’s review for 2XS on the sail here.
The Ezzy Wave comes highly recommended.
- 5.3 changed to 5.2
- 5.8 has 5 battens rather than 4
- 4.7 weighs less than 3KG!
- Vinyl window replaced with lighter Spectra XPly
|Size (m)||Luff (cm)||Boom (cm)||Mast Base/Top||Weight (kg)|
|3.0||336 - 340||130 - 139||315/340||2.46|
|3.4||348 - 352||134 - 143||340/340||2.57|
|3.7||361 - 365||139 - 148||340/370||2.67|
|4.0||369 - 373||142 - 152||370/370||2.72|
|4.2||377 - 381||145 - 155||370/370||2.79|
|4.5||388 - 392||149 - 159||370/400||2.88|
|4.7||398 - 402||152 - 162||370/400||2.95|
|5.0||409 - 413||157 - 167||400/400||3.0|
|5.2||421 - 425||162 - 172||400/400||3.15|
|5.5||427 - 431||165 - 175||400/430||3.25|
|5.8||440 - 444||167 - 177||430/430||3.45|