100% high performance surf foil board with a compacted volume.
The Matata surf foils are a reference in the world of surf foil for their length / volume ratio coupled with their performance.
The Matata Foil EPS have been developed exclusively for surf foil with a high quality monolithic Epoxy / fiberglass construction, aiming for maximum lightness. The weight gain is of the order of 7% compared to the FSP PRO technology that is more enhanced. The difference is noticeable especially during the pumping phases and in radical maneuvers.
Inspired by the Matata surf, our shape dedicated to soft waves, the Matata foil maximizes mediocre conditions. In these sessions, what matters is not having a large board to drop from a distance, as you often take off on a foam; but it’s about pumping as efficiently as possible to connect as many waves as possible and add up the moves per take off.
With its tiny size ranging from 3’11 to 4’11, the Matata has no inertia in front of your foot. It’s really a micro board with volume. You pump in direct connection with the foil, almost as if the board does not exist.
Its particularly complex hull optimizes the flow before the flight to boost this very compact shape and give it the glide of a large board. Its volume with sophisticated distribution is however classically placed in the board with most of it between your feet and a super thin nose.
Using such a short board is super fun. The handling is just amazing.
5 boards from 3’11 to 4’11 for all sizes. With the Matata Foil EPS, you surf foil with a board at the forefront of modernity, light, solid, dynamic, of high quality, and all this without breaking the bank thanks to our online sales system (direct sale from the shaper to the foiler, without intermediary).
The small 3’11 is 27L, which allows those with a high technical level and a small build to have maximum performance.
The 4’2 x 32L and the 4’5 x 39L are aimed at riders of a medium size and of a confirmed level.
The 4’8 x 47L and 4’11 x 55L are perfect for big guys and progressing, with absolute comfort and accessibility thanks to their generous volumes.
A wide and very short board, with a thick tail, great for reducing inertia and pumping to infinity 😉
This new hull shape is radical with an extreme double concave nose which dampens the touchdowns by dissipating the energy and guiding the water to either side of the foil before take off. The Matata foil is supple, and rigid.
Its very pronounced kick tail as well as the facets on the rails allow you to fly serenely without being afraid of losing speed at the slightest touchdown on a chop or in tight curves.
The flat deck maximizes control and the feeling is in direct relation with the action.
The Matata Foil EPS 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.
Your benefits are clear:
1. An efficient shape created by one of the leaders in the world of surf foil.
2. A design at the cutting edge of R&D and ahead of its time.
3. Proven construction on thousands of boards.
4. Full Option finishing at a great price.
5. A light and solid board with one of the best technos on the market!!!
6. An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct relationship with you.
7. Simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.
Rocker : 100% Foil, easier, faster paddling and no touchdown pumping.
Rails : Chined and generous for stability at the take off and to inhibit braking in the turns.
Volume : enough to reduce the length and inertia.
Outline : Harder to make her more compact ;-).
Tail : Large Diamond Tail for immediate planing and control in the chop, also inhibits speed loss when touching down.
Nose : Round Pin with a marked V on the hull, for control on touchdowns in the chop.
Deck : Hollowed out deck for more control without losing volume.
Bottom : Flat hull for early take offs.
Innovation is at the core of our products
EPS Foil Technology:
High-Quality materials : EPS blanks, Epoxy Resin and Fiberglass, Polyester Resin (hot coat). Materials chosen for their adequacy with the requirements of our specifications.
Epoxy / Fiberglass coating on Styrofoam roll 28kg / m³ 3 Stringers (central Wood Stringer and 2 side 3mm).
Deck detail : 2 layers of 6oz Fiberglass
Detail of the Hull : 1 layer of 6oz Fiberglass, with 5 Fiberglass reinforcement patches, 6 oz and 1 6 oz Carbon patch around the US rails to limit breakage in front of the Foil when disassembling.
PVC reinforcement 70kg / m3 with a thickness of 3.5 cm integrating the 2 US Rails.
Preshape by numerical control, control of the Shape by traditional templates, finish 100% by hand.
Flat finish for a better glide, less susceptible to scratching and a comp look.
This techno is easily repairable to new in case of dings, and has an excellent balance between lightness / reactivity, highlighting all the technical qualities of the Shape.
This is THE modern technology currently prized by the most technical Foilers looking for lightness and responsiveness.
These Boards are 100% shaped and glassed in China in the most experienced factory in the manufacture of Surfboards.
From the confirmed to the Pro, the Matata is for those with foil experience looking for performance.
Light weight or robust: the Matata range offers all sizes.
What is it for?
Pretty much everything you love about surf foil is awesome on the Matata Foil EPS. Drop on a micro piece of foam, pick up speed, carve in a handkerchief, densify your surf, return to the peak without forcing, connect the next bump with a big turn, do this 5 times, 10 times etc…
Obviously with its mini length it is not the queen of paddling, so with this board you should favor spots with breaking waves that you can catch on your way back. And you can especially bet on its pumping performance to add up the flight minutes.
The 3’11 x 27L is the ultimate size: light or top level only.
The 4’2 x 32L is high performance but with “volume”
The 4’5 x 39L is also high performance but with a lot of comfort
The 4’8 x 47L is comfortable, perfect for the bigger foilers
The 4’11 x 55L is very comfortable, what else? 😉
In all cases, they are very compact shapes offering a lot of dynamism
Understanding the GONG range ?
We can very simply summarize the concepts of each board in our range: Hipe: the inflatable with 95% of the stiffness. Ideal for beginners and much more! Lance: the easy surf foil board with a good paddling. Matata: maximum compactness for an unmatched reactivity. Lethal: speed, control and total radicality for the pros.
What is the ideal foil?
The Matata works great with our Allvator foils.
To start the Rise front wing is the best choice because it’s our frontwing range that makes your first steps easier. It flies at very low speeds. Therefore you’re less afraid and fly in almost nothing.
Then you should switch to wings with more performance to gain Vmax and seek high performance.
The must is to upgrade this foil with a 70cm monobloc carbon Pro mast.
And for beginners, a shorter mast is easier.
Quiver partners ?
Surf foil means classic surfing when the waves are good and hollow. You will have a wide range of choice in our range.
Surf foil tends to eat up the usual SUP program because it enjoys the same waves. It’s not easy to marry the two but having diversity of a quiver is always a plus. The surf foil will typically like the conditions of an NFA for example.
We will often complement a surf foil board with a wing because it is the ideal combination when the wind is rising. The wing is really the “ski lift” for a surf foil. It’s a completely natural extension of it.
Which 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′ of 6 mm is sufficient in small waves. A 6′ of 7mm will be much safer as soon as it gets bigger. It’s your lifejacket, you have to use it to protect yourself and others. It is imperative to renew it every year because it wears out.
2 Us Boxes for foil mounting with a 4 screw top plate.
Deck Pad 5 mm grooved for adherence and comfort and integrated tail kicker pad for perfect foot placement while surfing strapless. All Factory installed.
Leash plug Concrete Fixed on the tail to never lose your board.
GONG SURF FOIL MATATA EPS: 399 €
We make quality products. We are not “low cost”.
We sell simply without an intermediary thanks to the internet: direct from shaper to surfer at the BEST price.
If we sold this board in a surfshop, it would cost 799€ (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 our contact form to help you.