Custom Pro Surfwave Quad
Customer Review of the 118 Custom Quad:
First day with the new board and I managed to catch an hour of side-off conditions and great surf at Mason’s Inlet at the south end of Figure 8 Island. Instant gratification on the board!! Caught one beautiful looooong ride, carving and cutting the whole way down. Best wave sailing ride of my life. Super stoked!
Great performance from the board, and never once felt like I had too much volume. Thanks for the great advice.
Read our review of the 2018 Goya Quad on our blog here. Long story short? This new shape rips in almost any windy location- whether it's bombing down a mast high wave at Ho'okipa or blasting some bump and jump at your local lake, the Goya Custom Quad is a PRO LEVEL board that is easy and smooth enough to sail that mere mortals love it, too!
If you're thinking about upgrading to a 2018 Goya Quad, keep in mind that you can run higher volumes than you're used to and still have plenty of control for the big days with small sails. So, if you used to use an 85 liter bump and jump board, go with the 94 Custom Quad. You'll cover the same wind and sail ranges, but have an easier time floating through the lulls and planing up extra fast, all while blowing your mind with how turny and maneuverable the larger 94 liter board is.
The Custom Quad has been one of Goya's best selling boards for years now. It has always had a flatter rocker than most any other quad on the market, allowing it to plane up just as early as most freestyle wave boards, but somehow they've always been able to keep the radical maneuverability that a hardcore wave board deserves to have. Not an easy task! Suffice to say, the blend of early planing, speed, smoothness in chop, AND insane turning capability has allowed the Goya Quad to have broad appeal- Not only do the hardcore wave purists love the board, but flat water bump and jumpers have found it to be an excellent performer as well.
The 2018 model is a big step forward from the 2016/17 shapes- They've actually made the board a touch narrower this year (bucking the trend) and kept the volume by thickening up the deck near the mast track. The tail is still quite thin and narrow due to a dramatic pull in of the outline at the back foot. The nose is also lower volume and narrower this year, reducing swing weight and making the board feel lighter and livelier.
As far as bottom shape goes- there is a fair amount of it! This is far from a flat bottomed board, including double concave on vee from the nose back to the front strap, then transitioning to a double concave set into an overall concave out through the tail. This allows the board to possess a few different characteristics- Mast track forward and an upright stance makes the board super smooth handling in the gnarliest of conditions- great for bump and jumpers looking for control when it gets big out there. Mast track back gives the board the ultimate in lively responsive snappiness, keeping even the most seasoned pros on their toes when they're drawing lines on a wave face.
If you would like to know what Brawzinho and the feedback from our customers around the world have added after the last couple of years then you might want to give these boards a try. Bringing the future into their present, everything has been redesigned and compacted into these progressive shapes, with our forefront principle being “how to make wavesailing even more fun”.
The first thing you will notice on these new boards from the looks will be the fuller body with a narrower outline, through the mid and forward sections. This single change added amazing lightness and control, equally in onshore or offshore conditions.
This is the first year that we didn’t shorten our lengths or reduce our rockers or increased our widths. We are all pretty excited about this evolution, it really brings the best of all our previous years together and pushes the wave discipline forward by not following trends but setting brand new standards.
The bottom shape has been completely redesigned, bringing in the Vee/Shallow Double Concave through the nose and mid section of the board, changing into a Concave/Double Concave starting just behind the front foot, this split in combination at the same point with the split of the 3 stage rocker gives you the access to a Vee or Concave bottom with the lightest foot control, it is basically as if you had Speed/Glide and Grip/Control access at your toes.
The Custom Quad features a bump wing at one foot off the tail which makes it more turny by driving with the back foot.
Available in 68, 74, 79, 84, 89, 94, 104, 118 liters.
Available in neon green on neon yellow.
Available in Pro Carbon & S-Glass construction.
Pro Carbon & S-Glass
Fused Cell Core. The Goya Pro Carbon & S-Glass construction comes with a Fused Cell Core made from EPS. Fused Cell Expanded Polystyrene is a high quality, low weight, rigid, closed cell foam used in advanced modern production boardmaking.
Hyper Skin HD. The entire board is covered in Hyper Skin HD. Hyper Skin is Goya’s proprietary High Density Foam Sandwich, delivering an immensely rigid structure at an extremely light weight. Covering deck, rails and bottom in it, gives Goya Pro boards their incomparable flex and longevity. A third stronger, stiffer and lighter than conventional boards.
Biaxial Carbon & Unidirectional Carbon. Extensive patches of biaxial carbon connect the peak loads of your feet to the rest of the deck, distributing the forces resulting from jumping and waveriding evenly. Additionally, a long and wide deck carbon patch acts as a superior backbone, making you board stiffer and eliminating distortions.
Full S-Glass Hull. S-Glass covers the board 360°. S-Glass provides higher strength and elasticity compared to standard glass, while maintaining more flex than Carbon. Flex is a super important secret to an outstanding Wave board. A full Carbon Wave board would be too stiff to deliver the agility required by radical modern wavesailing. We use a highest quality full S-Glass hull in combination with a highest quality Carbon stance monocoque and core axis reinforcement to meticulously control the flex in our boards. Controlling this flex is a key to what makes Goya Pro Wave boards special and inimitable.
| Volume (L)
||Tail Width (cm)
||2.7 - 4.7
||3.0 - 5.0
||3.0 - 5.3
||3.4 - 5.5
||3.7 - 5.7
||4.0 - 5.7
||4.2 - 6.0
||4.5 - 6.3