We worked closely with Morgan Noireaux on the 2019 Catalyst at Ho’okipa to ensure that it performs at the highest level in sideshore conditions and radical maneuvers. The Catalyst is the lightest, production 3-batten wave sail. It is designed for instant reactivity that will energize your wave ride and facilitate aggressive lines and progressive moves like takas, goiters, 360’s and new ones yet to be dreamed up. Lightning quick and agile, the Catalyst allows you get more vertical and cut deeper. S2Maui’s exclusive FocusPoint™ shaping together with the load oriented WARP-PATH™ panel layout ensures the stable profile and good wind range necessary to handle gusty offshore conditions.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time on the Catalyst and it really excels at wave riding. It’s super maneuverable making tight turns and moves like goiters and takas a lot easier.”
Notable developments for the 2019 Catalyst have been increased twist in the upper sail body allowing for extreme vertical turns. Draft position has been moved forward for an even lighter feel and excellent stability in strong, gusty wave conditions. The load carrying ability of the low stretch oriented Technora™ bers in the WARP-PATH™ panel layout makes a huge difference in a 3-batten sail and the Catalyst holds it’s shape where the competition folds in half.