100% high performance Surf Foil Board, which starts off early in soft waves.
The Matata Foil Boards are a reference in the world of Surf Foil for their accessibility and performance.
With their new shapes and the FSP 2X techno, we go one step further.
The flow has been rethought. The tail is thicker to facilitate take off and rebalance the Board especially during pumping. The deck plan is less hollow than the previous one: it doesn’t store water in the bowl but keeps a flat deck for the best feel/control. Finally, the volume gains a few liters and is set back, so it is well between your feet in flight and under your belly when rowing. This gives a thinner nose, and a less bulky and meaner shape.
These Boards are equipped with an innovative technology called FSP 2X for the best weight/strength/performance compromise on the market. The gain is significant since the entire Board is made of PVC Sandwich. This hydrophobic material is 3 times stronger than a conventional foam. It creates an ultra-resistant waterproof shell. The US Boxes are also placed in a high-density PVC block. On top of the Sandwich, the addition of a Biaxial Fiber greatly strengthens the Board: an exemplary resistance to bending and shocks. We then work with tinted resins to avoid as much as possible the paint which loads the Board unnecessarily. When resin tinted, your Board gains in nobility and durability.
This typical Simmons outline shape has everything you need to perform in SurFoil: 100% Foil rocker for fast rowing and pumping with no tail touch. Large volume to reduce length and inertia. Facetted rails to avoid braking in radical curves. Flat deck plan for maximum control despite the volume. Generous rails for easy take off. Flat hull for fast rowing and early take off.
In flight, the space-saving shape is hyper-reactive and very lively, offering undeniable freedom. The positioning on the Board and the balance of the supports are natural. The inertia of this shape is almost nil, which allows a hyper efficient pumping.
4 Boards from 4’5 to 5’8 for all sizes from beginner to expert. With the Matata Foil FSP 2X, you surf with a modern, light, solid, dynamic, high quality Board, and all this without breaking the bank thanks to our online Direct Sales system (Direct from Shaper to Boarder, without intermediaries).
The small 4’5 is 29L, which allows those with a high technical level to have maximum performance. The 4’5 is also ideal for small sizes.
The 5’0 for 41.5L is ideal for off the hook tricksters and good surfers who want to combine comfort and performance while having an easy paddle out.
The larger Boards, the 5’5 for 51.5L and the 5’8 for 60.5L, are perfect for learning and progressing with absolute comfort and accessibility thanks to their generous volumes. And this volume boosts the rowing speed, essential on spots where you don’t go up while pumping.
The Matata Foil FSP 2X are equipped with top-of-the-range pads that provide maximum grip. These Boards are fitted with two US Boxes (the standard Box for Top Plate Foils on the market, 9cm between centers). So, you can assemble all the Top Plate Foils in the world according to your wishes and your style. It has a leash plug on the back to fix your Leash for Surf Foil sessions. Nothing is missing.
Rocker : 100% Foil for faster rowing and pumping without touching.
Rails : facetted and generous to have a great stability at take-off and avoid braking in the curves.
Volume : important to reduce length and inertia.
Outline : difficult to make more compact 😉
Tail : Wide diamond cut for immediate glide and control in chop without losing speed on touchdown.
Nose : Round pin with a very marked V underneath, it makes it easier to manage the touches in the chop.
Deck : Flat deck plan to keep control despite the volume.
Bottom : Flat hull for an early takeoff.
Innovation is at the core of our Boards
Technology FSP 2X :
3D Shape on modeling software.
Preshape by the numerical control for total reliability.
Shape control by traditional templates, finishing of the last mm 100% by hand.
100% Epoxy Board and EPS Blank Foam: solid and lightweight.
Deck, hull and rails in PVC Vacuumed Sandwich: incomparable strength and incredible dynamism.
Deck: integral PVC/Fiberglass Sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz Biaxial fiberglass, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
Hull: integral PVC/Fiberglass Sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz Biaxial fiberglass, fiberglass reinforcements on the sensitive areas.
Specific Foil reinforcements: high-density PVC block housing the two US Rail Boxes. Three layers of carbon cover the Boxes. Laminated PVC slats connect the reinforcement to the deck for maximum durability.
Rails: the PVC Sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, very good shock resistance (paddle strokes).
Hot Coat integrated Tinted Resin: nobility of the process, weight reduction and solidity of the finish.
Matt custom finish, hand-made, for weight reduction and better glide.
The FSP 2X technology is easily repairable when new in case of a Ding. The PVC foam of the sandwich is waterproof and prevents water from entering on everyday shocks.
This technology offers, at an affordable price, the incomparable strength/lightness ratio of full Vacuum PVC Sandwich.
From Beginner to Pro, Matata is for all levels.
Light or strong, ditto: the Matata range offers all the solutions.
What is it for?
Almost everything you love on a foil is great on the Matata Foil FSP 2X.
It droops super early so you don’t need nice waves.
You want to start SurfFoiling : it will be ideal and will be with you for a long time.
The 4’5 is ultimate: light or top level only.
The 5’0 is super performant but voluminous.
The 5’5 is also high performance, but with a lot of comfort.
The 5’8 is super comfortable; ideal for heavy beginners.
In all cases, they are very compact shapes with a great dynamism.
What is the ideal Foil?
The Matata is perfect with our Allvator foils.
We’ll start with the Classic wing because it’s the range of wings that makes your first steps the easiest. It flies at very low speeds. It’s less scary and you fly in almost nothing.
Then we switch to Curved wings (ex Pro) to gain 5 knots of Vmax and look for very high performance. But without spoiling the simplicity that we love to roll the curves.
The must is to upgrade this foil with a Pro 70cm Carbon Monobloc Mast.
And for beginners, a shorter mast makes it easier.
What Quiver Partners?
SurfFoil means you’ll be surfing when the waves are hollow. You’ll be spoiled for choice in our range.
The SurfFoil tends to eat up the usual SUP program because it hunts on the same wave terrain. It’s not easy to marry the two but having diversity in a Quiver is always a plus. The SurfFoil will typically like the conditions of an NFA for example.
You will often complement a SurfFoil Board with a Wingfoil quiver because it is the ideal combination when the wind is rising. Practicing the Wing in the wave is very similar to the surf foil but with a “lift”. It’s a completely natural extension.
What are the Foil Settings?
A beginner will move the Foil all the way back.
And a Pro will place his foil between the center and the back third of the Boxes.
A short Leash, 5′ and 6 mm is sufficient in small waves. A 6′ 7mm will be much safer as soon as it gets bigger. It’s your lifejacket, you have to wear it to protect yourself and others. It is imperative to replace it every year because it wears out.
Deck Pad 5 mm grooved for adherance and comfort and integrated tail kicker pad for perfect foot placement while in straplees. All Factory installed.
2 Us Boxes for foil mounting with a 4 screw top plate.
Air vent screw.
GONG SURF 100% FOIL MATATA FSP 2X: 499 €
We make quality products. We are not “low cost”.
We sell simply without an intermediary thanks to the internet : direct from shaper to surfer.
If we sold this board in a surfshop, it would cost 999€ (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).
The dates of availability of all our products are written on each product page, in the size and colour of the product concerned.
These dates are valid at the moment you consult the site and/or place an order. It is possible that this product may be ordered a few seconds after your consultation. It then becomes unavailable. If you have placed an order, this change does not concern you: the product you order is still available on the date indicated at the time of your order.
We sell several thousand products per week. The stocks are therefore very evolutionary. But our management always shows you the real availability live.
If it’s available online: it’s available 😉
Some articles are proposed in pre-order during their routing to our premises. You can buy this article which will arrive at our place in a few weeks. This method avoids the fair to grab upon receipt of the lot and the disappointed ones who would not order within the hour.
Upon receipt, we will ship it to you as a regular order.
The times indicated on the pre-orders are 95% reliable. First of all, because we only pre-sell finished products that are arriving to us after Customs, and therefore shipped right after. And also, because we add decent margins with concern to the dates announced by the shipping companies or railways.
However, a Worker Strike, a breakdown, an overbooking, can unfortunately happen. In the case of a delay, you will be notified by email (check your spam). It is generally less than a week and totally independent of our good will.
As soon as we receive the container in La Baule, we ship your order within three working days. Then the carrier takes over: delivery time and tracking numbers are under their responsibility.
It is possible that the date displayed on the online for the pre-order of the item you have ordered and paid for may change for two reasons:
All quantities of the batch are sold (most common reason). In this case, orders placed for the first container will be delivered as scheduled.
The container is late and we have to shift the date by a few days. (Strikes, breakdowns, overbooking, can unfortunately happen). You will be notified by email.
We never change the delivery dates of a container without notifying customers.
The dates that we announce are shipping deadlines, which GONG has in stock and available here physically.
We usually give a shipping time within 3 days, but in most cases, we ship within 24/48 hours. Normally morning orders leave in the afternoon for example.
Then the transport service takes over. The variables are then important between the customer being delivered to France (very fast) or Bulgaria (a good week) or to a forwarding agent or to Asia or the USA… You understand that each location has its own type of delay.
We work with serious and well-known carriers. They do their utmost to make you happy even if a snafu can happen. In any case, we are there to make things easier and to arrange our customers.
Contrary to others, we do not hide shipping costs in the price of our products. At GONG everyone knows exactly what he pays. The transport is charged at its strictest value, and the person who comes to pick up his products does not pay hidden transport fees.
Shipping costs are calculated according to the weight and volume of each package, and your delivery address. To this is added a labour time of order preparation.
The invoicing of the shipping costs is identical in continental France and in the bordering European countries. A surcharge is automatically invoiced for deliveries to the most distant European countries and all European islands.
For a shipment in French overseas departments and territories or outside Europe, our logistics department will contact you before the payment stage to give you an estimate of the shipping costs. You will be able to accept this estimate and pay your order, or refuse it and cancel your order.
We answer you within 24 hours by email. But 95% of your questions are answered on the site. Try to use our contact form which will guide you to all these answers.
Don’t forget to read the Forum, where thousands of users exchange information and experiences.
In any case, don’t panic. If you don’t get an answer during the weekend, it’s normal: the team is resting 😉
We are passionate and professional in our job. Our only goal is to make you happy, as much as possible 😉
Preserving the environment is a top priority. That’s why we are doing everything possible to reduce our environmental footprint.
The first thing is to sell quality products that will last, be repairable and will please you for a long time.
The second thing is to sell for less. Most of the pollution coming from a Board is in its use (the km driven to use it) and in the countless environmental damages you have to do to pay for it. Each euro spent is a sum of damage related to your life quite simply: eating, working hard etc… By reducing the price of our products, we significantly reduce your ecological footprint on this item.
For our shipments we use:
Flexi-Hex: ecological packaging of very high resistance.
Paper Craft Scotch Tape.
Final packaging made of high-end cardboard.
All this for:
Reusable and recyclable packaging.
An almost total reduction of single-use plastic.
Maximum protection and impact resistance thanks to the innovative design of Flexi-Hex honeycomb (35mm thick).
Tracking of your parcels :
The tracking of deliveries is directly ensured by the carriers to whom we have entrusted your parcels. They will contact you by email or SMS to allow you to choose the delivery methods and to follow the route of your package.
If you ask us for this tracking, we will have to do as you do: we will go see on the carrier’s app because they are the ones who manage and are responsible for this job.
We collaborate with the best transport providers to deliver you everywhere in Europe and in the world in very short delays.
We have chosen them for their quality of service and their respect of deadlines. 80% of your orders reach their destination in less than 48 hours of processing in metropolitan and continental France.
For Europe, the delays vary from 3 to 6 days depending on the country of destination.
For the rest of the world, delays can be up to 15 days.
Please note that the transport time is added to the preparation/shipping time. Two companies work on your order (GONG and the carrier). Each one controls its activity and commits itself to optimize its delays so that you are delivered as soon as possible, in good condition and at a reasonable price.
Reception of your Board:
Upon delivery, simply open and inspect the condition of your Board in the presence of the carrier. A complete email explaining the procedure to follow will be sent to you when your order is shipped.
In spite of our requirements and all the care we take in packaging and protecting your Board, transportation hazards may occur. Even if it concerns less than 2% of everything we ship around the world, a Board can suffer a more or less important transportation shock.
But in any case, don’t worry, just refuse it, and a new Board will be shipped back to you.
You can choose to return your products if:
You are not satisfied (14 days right of retraction).
You want to change an item.
You have refused your package.
For each situation, contact us by email to help you.