With two years of development to evolve from the previous boards chosen by Marcilio to ride on the PWA tour, we asked ourselves, could the Custom 4 Pro get any better? Yes, and they are now available.
The latest Custom 4 Pro from our world champions Marcilio Browne, Maria Morales, Marino Gil and Francisco Goya. The Custom 4 Pro is the ultimate Pro Model custom wave board, as it is not just the shape but the same off-the-shelf board our team chooses to ride and compete on.
The outline on these new quads grew slightly in the nose and tail areas. Compared to the previous generation, the rail profile has been filled on the nose and thinned towards the tail.
The new rockers were adjusted to balance those changes, incorporating a fast surfing rocker that can still fit into the curve of the wave, whilst maintaining the early planing that will accelerate into any ramp or turn.
Bottom shapes seamlessly transition from panel V below the mast foot for added rail to rail and off the top rebounds, to Double Concave between the stance for a faster slippery bottom shape and then fading into a Single Concave in the tail for the ultimate turns.
Rockers, inserts and constructions are customized to each size, suiting the rider and the conditions that the board will be used on, yet the Custom 4 Pro brings you the most rocker in the Goya Windsurfing board range.
GOYA CUSTOM 4 VIDEO
GOYA WINDSURFING 2022
GOYA CUSTOM 4 INTERVIEW: MARCILIO BROWNE
Learn exactly what went into the development of the Goya Custom 4 straight from PWA world champion Marcilio Browne.
GOYA CUSTOM 4: THE GOAL
“I wanted the new boards to perform at their peak in a broader range of conditions. On the low end, each size had to handle a larger sail, feel less on-off, keep the flow at higher speeds and surprise me from being the first getting onto a plane to my last turn on the wave, and across all conditions, from onshore to double mast high waves.”
“The biggest challenge for these boards was balancing the outline between something that I could push hard on when the conditions started firing while at the same time reaching those great low-end perks. Once we got the outline, shaper Keith Teboul started fine-tuning the rails and the volume distribution to bring it all together.”
“The front of the board is fuller, giving me the confidence and forgiveness coming into any lip or diving nose-first from a back loop. The back rails are thinner, which allows me to come easily around the corners, even on the fastest bottom turns or for when I’m looking for a ramp at full speed over chop.”
“This new line has an even better range than our previous models. They are more forgiving and only get easier to ride the faster and the bigger the waves get. They give me the confidence to keep accelerating into the move.”
WHY NOT FIVE FIN BOXES?
“Our concave bottom shape works best on Quad fins. Also, being a premium product, I wouldn’t want to add that extra weight and drag of the extra box. So we kept it simple, and kept it light.”
SAIL SIZE OPTIONS
“With these new outlines, I can ride a smaller board with a larger sail, ideal for when the winds get light, but the waves are only getting better. The Custom 4 also makes me feel light and effortless the other way around, with a smaller sail and a larger board. This combo is my favorite for bump and jump when I’m looking for ramps but also wanting to maximize each wave.”
GOYA CUSTOM 4 SIZE BREAKDOWN
YOUTH SIZES: 54 AND 60 LITER
New 54 and 60 liter models were added for growing groms and lightweight riders. They feature tighter straps, a narrower stance setup, and a further back mast track position to improve balance for lighter, shorter riders. Ideal rider weights up to 60 kg.
MID RANGE: 68-94 LITER
Rockers remain in the mid-range between 30 mm to 20 mm of tail rocker with small to medium rail thickness, with a growing stance from the smaller to the larger sizes. Boards are used from our growing Youth World Champions to our Wave World Champions and Jaws riders.
XL: 104 AND 114 LITER
Ideal for float and ride mode or for ultimate speed and low end with almost 1 cm less of tail release than the smaller siblings. The 104 and 114 carry the agility of the smaller sizes into the XXL range.