S2Maui exists because we are passionate about innovative design and windsurfing, continuously searching for the next breakthrough to enhance the experience and reach new performance levels.
I first considered that a modern 2-batten wavesail (DUALIST) would be worthwhile about a year ago, after our new shaping techniques produced exceptional stability and wind range with our 3-batten design (CATALYST). The application of our center-of-effort balanced, “focus point” profile shaping method together with the load-stabilizing “warp-path” panel layout in the design of the 3-batten “CATALYST” sail range yielded significant improvements in balance and high wind stability, that were beyond our expectations. The CATALYST was already the lightest, production, 3-batten wave sail at Ho’okipa this past year and with stability to spare, we thought it would be interesting to see what we could do with just 2-battens. Just imagining our exclusive, almost weightless feeling, “space-light” panels with only 2 battens was enough to get excited about the project and the first prototype was built that summer (’15). Super-light weight wasn’t the only goal as we also wanted to combine defined profile shaping for balance with instant luffing ability.